Searches for academic positions in Piano, Piano Pedagogy, and Collaborative Piano in 2020-21. This page is for jobs that begin in 2021.

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University: Name (Current Position [if applicable], DMA-GRANTING INSTITUTION, and year, if known)

Jobs for 2021[edit | edit source]

Alfred University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Piano) (Deadline: 30 November 2020)[edit | edit source]

  • The Music Department at Alfred University seeks to fill a full-time one-year appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music with a specialization in Piano for the 2021-22 academic year.
  • The Music Department is a vital part of the Performing Arts Division which also includes Dance, Theater, and Performance Design and Technology. With a new Bachelor of Arts in Music as well as a music minor we are looking for a candidate who values innovation and a deep-seated interest for maximum student engagement. Our newly revitalized music program combines innovated courses including Queering the Pitch, World Music and Technology and Gaming with our theory, history, and applied music courses.
  • Responsibilities:
  • All levels of Applied Piano Lessons and Carillon Lessons
  • Accompanist for the University Chorus and Chamber Singers ensembles
  • Accompanist for Beginning and Advanced Voice Classes
  • Accompanist for Student Recitals and Faculty Recitals
  • Teaching 10 credit hours per semester including all levels of Class Piano and other academic courses including those within the General Music Curriculum
  • Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree in Piano Performance with significant experience as an artist, scholar and teacher.
  • Experience in recruiting potential students and program development at the university level are necessary.
  • To Apply Submit:
  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy that addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Two sample syllabi
  • Links to performances that are sharable
  • Contact information (phone and email) for three references.
  • Review of applications will begin November 3O, 2020 and will remain open until the position is filled.
  • For further information about the position, contact Search Chair, Professor Lisa Lantz Lantz@alfred.edu

Community College of Baltimore County: Music, Piano, Faculty - 10 month (Deadline: 18 December 2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Job Number: 2021-510
  • Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in Music, with piano specialty and experience in applied, classroom, and virtual instruction.  Collaborative piano experience required. A minimum of two years of college-level and/or community music school or studio teaching.  Evidence of excellence in musicianship and teaching; facility with music and classroom technology; administrative and/or leadership experience. Excellent English written and oral communication skills.  CCBC is committed to equal opportunity and seek faculty who demonstrate the ability to function effectively within a diverse population.
  • For best consideration please apply by December 18, 2020.
  • Class Specific Essential Duties: Teach a full range of courses including, applied piano, class piano, and general education music classes; Lead the piano music faculty on the Essex campus; Schedule and oversee piano juries; Teach weekly piano repertoire class. Assist with accompaniment of students if staff pianist is unavailable. Play an active role in recruiting piano students in area high schools. Prepare, teach, and evaluate courses, and participate with program faculty in the development and management of courses, curricula, and academic policy, with a focus on student-centered learning; Reassigned duties, such as those of the concert manager, may be assigned. Continue to work in specialty/field; Participate in the life of the college through committee service and other activities.
  • Full-time faculty are required to teach fifteen (15) credit hours per semester, maintain five office hours per week, and perform other duties as assigned.

Judson College: Assistant Professor of Music: Piano & Theory (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 23 September 2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Job Summary: The Assistant Professor of Music: Piano & Theory will teach a full-time academic load. Courses taught will depend on departmental need each semester, as well as the applicant’s experience and expertise, and are likely to include:
  • Theory Courses:
(MUS100) if needed—3 hours
MUS101 Theory I—3 hours
MUS102 Theory II—3 hours
MUS103 Sight-Singing I—1 hour
MUS104 Sight-Singing II—1 hour
MUS201 Theory III—3 hours
MUS202 Theory IV—3 hours
MUS203 Sight-Singing III—1 hour
MUS204 Sight-Singing IV—1 hour
MUS300 Form & Analysis—3 hours
  • Piano Courses:
MUS141 through MUS144 (1 hour each) Class piano sequence
MUS097 Piano Seminar—1 hour
MUS402 Keyboard Pedagogy—2 hours
MUS404 Keyboard Literature—2 hours
Applied piano lessons to majors, minors,& non-majors(variable credit)
  • Other duties will include: Advise undergraduate students within the major. Promote and mentor undergraduate student research. Contribute professionally to the faculty, college, and community by keeping scheduled office hours, serving on college committees, and attending commencement and other college faculty activities. Participate in professional associations related to these fields of music, such as MTNA and SMT. Maintain collaborative relationships with school and local studio music educators for recruiting and service purposes and may engage in teaching lessons through the Community Music School program.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in with a minimum of 18 hours of graduate coursework in piano. Ideally, the candidate will have a minimum of three years of successful music teaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level. A DMA is preferred.
  • Application Procedure: To be considered, applicants should submit the following four documents: a CV with a list of three references; graduate transcript(s); a philosophy of teaching statement; and a cover letter, describing their qualifications for the position, their appreciation for the College’s mission, and a description of the way in which their faith animates their scholarship, teaching, and mentoring of students.
  • Please submit the aforementioned documents as e-mailed attachments to the following:
Stacey G. Parham, Ph.D.
Vice President, Academic Affairs
Judson College
302 Bibb Street
Marion, AL 36756
E-mail: sparham@judson.edu
  • Application Deadline:  Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Expectation and Condition of Employment: Founded in 1838, Judson College, a woman’s college affiliated with the Alabama Baptist Convention, employs faculty who profess faith in Jesus Christ and who are dedicated to teaching and service as they model the principles of the Christian faith. Candidates considering the application process should have a serious Christian commitment that is reflected in their scholarship, teaching, and mentoring of undergraduate students.  Furthermore, faculty will lead lives of service through active involvement in Christian activities both on campus and through their local church.  Faculty are expected to embrace the Mission Statement and Core Values of the College and to support the three commitments shared by all CCCU institutions.


Mercer University: Assistant/Associate Professor, Collaborative Piano (Deadline: 30 October 2020, but review begins 14 October)[edit | edit source]

  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Collaborative Piano
  • The Townsend School of Music at Mercer University seeks a specialist in the area of vocal collaborative piano. Responsibilities will include providing collaborative piano and coaching to singers in support of their private study and performance activities on campus and on departmental/degree recitals, juries, auditions, and competitions as well as classes in applied collaborative piano and collaborative piano vocal literature. Additional duties may include collaboration with guest artists as well as teaching aural skills and accompanying select choral ensembles.
  • Qualifications. Master’s degree in a music-related field from an accredited college/university is required. An earned doctorate in a related field is preferred.
  • The successful candidate must have: outstanding playing ability, musicianship, sight-reading, and musical collaboration skills; strong organizational skills; vocal coaching experience in Art Song and Opera; fluent knowledge of the standard vocal solo repertoire; ability to recruit students at the undergraduate and graduate level; success in teaching undergraduate aural skills; ability to work well with others.
  • Required Documents: CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, References
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should complete the brief online application and attach a CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin October 14, 2020, and will continue until October 30, 2020.

University of British Columbia: Music - Assistant Professor (Piano) (Deadline: 15 November 2020)[edit | edit source]

  • The University of British Columbia School of Music invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Piano, beginning July 1, 2021. We seek a versatile concert pianist with demonstrated potential for distinguished artistic achievement and teaching. In addition to a broad knowledge of the piano repertoire, applicants should demonstrate engagement with pedagogy and collaborative work. Familiarity with the piano repertoire beyond the traditional canon would be an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain performance projects leading to the securing of peer-reviewed external research funding (such as commissions, recordings, tours, and artist/research grants). They will contribute to the diverse activities of the Keyboard Division by engaging with, for example, improvisation, new technologies, cross-disciplinary interests, or community-based initiatives. Applicants should also demonstrate that they can effectively fulfill teaching and service duties, including graduate student supervision, while maintaining a demonstrated commitment to increased diversity, equity, and inclusion. A doctoral degree or equivalent professional experience is required.
  • The Keyboard Division is an integral part of a dynamic School of Music that offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in music, including in Piano Performance, and is situated in a beautiful and culturally diverse metropolis.
  • Applications are to be submitted online at https://musc.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=533
  • Applicants should be prepared to upload:
  • a letter of application and CV outlining achievements in performance;
  • a concise record of teaching experience, including evidence of effectiveness;
  • a statement of teaching/pedagogy philosophy; and
  • a one-page statement about their experience working with a diverse student body and the contributions they would make to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.
  • three live video recordings of recent performances. Videos should be easily accessible to the committee members (YouTube, Google Drive links, etc.)
  • In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the deadline, via email to music.secretary@ubc.ca. Enquiries may be made to the Chair of the Keyboard Division, Professor Mark Anderson, at mark.anderson@ubc.ca
  • Review of the applications will start on November 15, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; qualified Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

University of Oklahoma: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Applied Piano (Deadline: 15 December 2020)[edit | edit source]

  • The University of Oklahoma School of Music seeks a dedicated teacher of piano pedagogy and applied piano to join a program long known for the nurturing and development of generations of exceptional teachers and musicians.
  • Responsibilities: Teach and recruit undergraduate and graduate piano pedagogy and performance majors. Serve on undergraduate and graduate committees, including DMA doctoral committees, participate in doctoral document advising, and provide mentorship to students.  Teach graduate piano pedagogy and piano-pedagogy related courses according to the needs of the department.  Participate in departmental activities including solo and collaborative performing.  Contribute to School, College, and University service. Maintain an active and visible international, national and regional teaching and performing outreach schedule.
  • Required Qualifications: Earned D.M.A, D.M, or PhD in piano pedagogy, piano pedagogy and performance, piano performance with an emphasis /cognate in piano pedagogy, or related experience.  Evidence of successful teaching and performing.
  • Desired Qualifications: Evidence of success in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate piano pedagogy and applied piano, performing, recruiting, and mentoring.  Other desired qualifications may include experience guiding creative activity at the graduate level; record of creative/scholarly accomplishments, as demonstrated through national and international presentations at music conferences, performances, master classes, recordings, publications, and/or professional leadership. We are especially interested in candidates who will help cultivate the uniquely collaborative atmosphere in our piano program and who can contribute, through their teaching, performing, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and who will work to build relationships with other departments within the College and the University.
  • Application Instructions: Please submit 1) a letter of application, 2) a complete curriculum vita, 3) a digital link to video-recorded piano pedagogy and/or applied piano teaching, minimum 30 min, in two different segments, 4) digital links to (video recorded) solo performances, minimum 30 minutes of music, including works from standard repertoire by two different composers, and 5) at least three current letters of reference.
  • Applications should be submitted online via ByCommittee at https://apply.interfolio.com/80947.
  • Screening of applicants will begin on December 15, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Send To: Dr. Barbara Fast, Chair, Piano Search Committee, University of Oklahoma School of Music, 500 West Boyd, Room 138; Norman, OK 73019

University of South Carolina: Assistant Professor, Piano and Piano Pedagogy (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 16 September 2020)[edit | edit source]

  • The Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy will engage in significant professional activities, maintaining regional, national, and international visibility in music research, pedagogy, and/or performance. Primary teaching duties in piano pedagogy, group piano, and applied piano, as needed. Recruit students for undergraduate and graduate piano and piano pedagogy programs. Other duties as assigned.
  • Required Education and Experience: Earned Doctorate (or ABD) is required, with priority given to applicants with specialization and graduate degrees in piano pedagogy.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Primary consideration will be given to candidates with a record of successful group piano teaching and related administrative and leadership skills. Preference for a candidate who demonstrates previous experience and/or potential for innovative instruction in piano pedagogy, to meet the needs of the 21st century pianist.
  • Job Open Date: 09/16/2020
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Special Instructions to Applicant: Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three letters of recommendation, and links to three recent video and/or audio solo performances. Second round materials, including group and private teaching videos, will be solicited at a later date.
  • Materials requested 11/4

Wake Forest University: Assistant Professor, Piano Performance (Deadline: 15 November 2020)[edit | edit source]

  • The Department of Music at Wake Forest University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Piano Performance to begin July 1, 2021. We seek an active performer and dedicated teacher with experience in a wide range of classical and contemporary music. We especially welcome applications from candidates who have expertise in music from traditionally underrepresented composers and cultural traditions. Successful applicants will maintain an active performance schedule and teach undergraduate piano lessons at all levels, as well as courses and seminars for music majors and non-majors. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion by way of teaching, performing, publishing, or volunteer experiences and/or practices. A Doctorate is preferred, but a MM with equivalent performance experience will be considered.
  • Job Description: Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: http://www.wfu.careers/. The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file, which includes all of the following: (1) a current CV; (2) a cover letter detailing qualifications and addressing the candidate’s academic, professional, and teaching preparedness; (3) a separate statement addressing the candidate’s capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds in a liberal arts context; (4) links to audio and/or video recordings and (5) current contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to guarantee full consideration they should be received by November 15 , 2020. If access to the internet is a difficulty, a hard copy of the application can be submitted to Dr. Peter Kairoff, Chair, Department of Music, Wake Forest University, P.O. Box 7345, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.
  • Please feel free to email kairoff@wfu.edu with any questions about the position or department. Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu.

Washington & Lee University: Assistant Professor of Music - Applied Piano (Deadline: 01 October 2020)[edit | edit source]

  • The Washington and Lee University Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music position. This teacher-artist will give lessons to applied piano students and teach in a secondary area with preference given to those who are interested in music history survey courses. The person in this position may also teach the department’s music appreciation course, Introduction to Music. The appointment begins July 1, 2021.
  • Applicants should possess a significant record of solo and collaborative piano performance and a commitment to pursuing performance opportunities on and off-campus in addition to teaching. The department places a premium on good interpersonal skills and the ability to recruit student pianists. Service on university, college, and departmental committees is expected and other duties may be assigned.
  • Qualifications: Strong candidates should possess a doctorate in music or have completed one by the time of appointment. A demonstrable record of teaching excellence and a commitment to providing a high-quality music education in a liberal arts context are essential.
  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2020. Candidates should submit:
  • a letter of application summarizing current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and demonstrating the ability to work with a diverse student population
  • a CV
  • three confidential letters of recommendation
  • Samples of work, such as recordings and/or publications that demonstrate current scholarship and performance will be requested at a later date.
  • All materials should be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/78114. Please submit your file by October 1, 2020 for full consideration.
  • For more information, please contact Dr. Shane Lynch, search committee chair at lynchs@wlu.edu.
  • 10/30 Recordings Requested
  • week of 11/2 Zoom Interviews

York College of Pennsylvania: Adjunct Professor of Music - Piano (Deadline: 01 November 2020, but review begins immediately (posted 10/8/20)[edit | edit source]

  • Applications are invited for an Adjunct Professor in the Department of The Arts and Humanities to teach courses in piano. Other duties include holding office hours and communicating with department faculty.
  • Requirements: Candidates should have a BA in Music or related area and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience in their discipline. Candidates will demonstrate excellence and experience in their field. Additionally, it is highly desired that candidates have experience teaching in an online format.
  • Application Instructions: Interested candidates should electronically submit a letter of application, CV, contact information for three references, link to online portfolio of professional work. Link to examples of student work and teaching evaluations, as applicable..
  • Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications should be received by November 1, 2020.
  • The entire higher ed system of Pennsylvania is having retrenchment (faculty layoffs). I would stay away from this.

Schools with Failed or Canceled Searches[edit | edit source]

General Discussion[edit | edit source]

I know that searching for a position can be discouraging. It's very competitive out there and there are more and more qualified candidates. Be positive, be confident, and keep applying!

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