Academic Jobs Wiki

Searches for academic positions in Piano, Piano Pedagogy, and Collaborative Piano in 2021-22. This page is for jobs that begin in 2022.

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1. Please place new positions in alphabetical order. Note that "University of X" should be alphabetized by U as first sort, and X as second sort within the U listings.

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3. Please include the deadline and a web link to the ad/website; PLEASE follow the format of other entries.

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6. Please do not post names in "Accepted Offers" until an offer has actually been accepted. Do not post a name if an offer has merely been extended, as this is not fair to the candidate's students, or to the candidate him/herself, who may need to negotiate with his/her current institution, etc. Ideally names will only be posted on the wiki by the candidate him/herself, after accepting an offer, or by a third party with some corroborating evidence (university press release, link to successful candidate's website with announcement, etc), but I know that's not always possible since people hear things through social media or word of mouth. If you want to post a name of a pianist that you know has accepted an offer, please include something about the source of the information (not just "gossip" or "the grapevine").

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Schools with Accepted Offers[]

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

Jobs for 2022[]

California State University, Fresno: Piano - Assistant Professor (Deadline: 15 October 2021)[]

  • Fresno State is seeking an extraordinary pianist who is committed to providing an education that will transform the lives of our highly diverse and talented students. The successful candidate will be responsible for sustaining and expanding our keyboard program.  The primary teaching responsibilities include: (1) Overseeing the keyboard area, including accreditation with NASM and student advising; (2) Teaching undergraduate and graduate applied piano lessons; supervising student preparation for performances, recitals and research projects; (3) Teaching courses in undergraduate and graduate keyboard literature and other area-specific offerings as needed (e.g., class piano, piano pedagogy, collaborative piano); (4) Giving solo performances, performing with faculty colleagues and guest musicians; (5) Engaging in scholarly and/or applied research in the field of keyboard performance/pedagogy.
  • Other responsibilities: as a collaborative departmental citizen actively participating in departmental, college, and university service, including committee work and academic support; recruitment of undergraduate and graduate students into the piano programs.  Faculty also establish and maintain positive relationships with area public and private piano educators; and are actively involved in regional, state, and national professional piano organizations.
  • The typical workload is 15 weighted teaching units (WTUs) per semester, generally comprising 12 WTUs of instruction and 3 WTUs of non-instructional responsibilities. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. Teaching responsibilities will be assigned based on the candidate’s expertise and the department’s needs.  Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.
  • Qualifications:
  • Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.): An earned doctorate in piano (DMA, Ph.D., or equivalent). The master's and/or doctorate must be in Piano Performance.
  • Required Experience: Evidence of working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; Active as an accomplished professional pianist with demonstrable career and expertise as a soloist and collaborative pianist that may include international, national, regional, and community engagement and/or collaboration; Documented experience teaching piano at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels; Evidence of successful student recruitment; A well-articulated agenda for research, scholarship, and creative activity.
  • Preferred Experience: Evidence of broad knowledge of the keyboard repertoire that displays versatility and familiarity with multiple genres, including global and contemporary trends; A record of active participation in local, regional, state, national, and/or international music organizations; At least two years of experience teaching piano at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.
  • Application Procedures: For best consideration apply by October 15th, 2021. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants must complete an online application at and attach the following:
  • Cover letter specifically addressing how the candidate fulfills each element of the required experience and preferred qualifications listed;
  • Curriculum vitae (include a list of all classes taught at all institutions);
  • A personal statement that demonstrates the candidate’s goals, experiences, and commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in artistic programming, teaching, and recruiting. Please also explain how your vision will match the values of an HSI and AANAPISI
  • Names, titles, phone number, and email addresses of four professional referees, including at least one from each institution where the candidate has taught;
  • Attach 3 current letters of reference dated within the last year;
  • Digital access (e.g., online links) to unedited video recordings of solo repertoire (up to 20 minutes) and recordings of collaborative/chamber performances (up to 20 minutes);
  • Digital access (e.g., online links) to video of a piano lesson (up to 10 minutes)
  • Short-listed candidates will receive an email request to send official transcripts from all relevant educational programs.
  • Committee Information: Dr. Maria Briggs, Department of Music, College of Arts & Humanities, Email:

Freed-Hardeman University: Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Music - Piano (Deadline: Review begins 01 September 2021, posted 08 September 2021)[]

  • Anticipated Start Date: August 2022
  • Freed-Hardeman University seeks an exceptional artist in solo piano performance with a documented history of professional engagement, evidence of successful undergraduate teaching, and demonstrated ability to recruit, retain, and graduate music majors who are successful in their chosen career path. The faculty member is responsible for teaching both major and non-major courses within the music program, supervising student recitals and projects in piano, advising, and conducting committee work as assigned.  
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach 27 hours, as assigned, annually within the Department of Fine Arts.
  • Serve as the academic advisor for departmental majors.
  • Engage in scholarly research or other creative activity.
  • Serve on university committees as assigned.
  • Attend daily chapel.
  • Participate in university recruitment activities.
  • This job description shall include, but is not necessarily limited to the above duties. This position may temporarily perform other duties assigned to maintain operations and services.
  • Requirements: A doctoral degree in music or a related discipline is required.  Documented history of professional engagement, evidence of successful undergraduate teaching, and demonstrated ability to recruit, retain, and graduate music majors who are successful in their chosen career path.  Position rank will be based on degree and experience.
  • Application Deadline: Application review will begin on September 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit application and resume to
  • N.B. Per HR site, posted 08 September 2021

NYU-Shanghai: Clinical Assistant Professor of Performing Arts, Applied Piano Performance (Deadline: 31 January 2022, but review begins 24 January 2022)[]

  • NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for a position at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor of Performing Arts specializing in applied piano performance. We seek candidates who have completed a master or doctoral degree (MM or DMA) in piano performance or pedagogy.
  • The faculty member will teach applied group piano courses of various levels and introductory music theory and history courses.  In addition, the faculty member will assist area / discipline heads in organizing performance events, performing and collaborating with music students, faculty and guest artists, and participating in curriculum development projects.
  • Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to NYU New York and other U.S. institutions.
  • Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have an exceptional training background in piano performance and highly decorated public performance appearances as a concert pianist, as well as extensive experience in teaching applied piano performance courses to individuals and in group settings.  The candidate should also possess an in-depth knowledge of Western and/or Chinese music history and theory, and candidates with prior experience in musicology-related research and teaching are highly desirable. Preference will be given to candidates who have had prior experience in organizing and producing recitals, seminars and fund-raising events.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master or doctoral degree in piano performance/accompaniment or pedagogy. Demonstrated experience in stage performance of piano solo or concerto works. Demonstrated experience in group piano teaching and studio-style individual coaching. Demonstrated experience in organizing and delivering joint recitals, concerts, masterclasses, seminars. Demonstrate experience and knowledge in music theory and history. Two or more years of college-level teaching experience as the Instructor of piano performance. Fluency in both spoken and written English.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated expertise of teaching group piano performance courses. Demonstrated expertise of teaching foundational music history or theory courses.
  • Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a video clip ( 8-10 minutes in length ) of public performance, a video clip ( 8-10 minutes in length ) of studio coaching or classroom teaching, a statement of teaching interests via Interfolio. In addition, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload a reference letter through Interfolio.
  • All applications must be received no later than January 31, 2022. Review of applications will begin on January 24, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Please visit our website at for other information. If you have any questions, please email the NYU Shanghai NY Office of Faculty Recruitment

National Taiwan Normal University: Assistant Professor (or above) of Piano (Deadline: 05 September 2021)[]

  • The Music Department at the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) is seeking highly qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor (or above) of Piano position.
  • Duties: Teach applied private instruction at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels in piano; teach piano literature class; teach piano pedagogy class; and fulfill other departmental needs as required. The appointee will be expected to: demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence, create an innovative curriculum for a broad range of students of varied identities and backgrounds who seek to explore a range of educational opportunities and career pathways; recruit and retain students of exceptional promise, and develop and maintain a visible national and international profile as a performer and a pedagogue. The appointee will also be expected to: supervise graduate students’ thesis, attend faculty meetings, and serve on faculty and university committees as appropriate.
  • Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree in piano performance, or equivalent diploma; demonstrated ability to empower, advocate for, and value a broad range of students of diverse identities and experiences, as shown through pedagogy, mentoring, and related activities; demonstrated expertise and experience in teaching by having presented master classes, maintained private studios, and/or served as a faculty member at institution(s) of higher learning; evidence of potential for a national and international profile as a performer and pedagogue.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience of teaching piano related courses at college level.
  • Application Materials and Deadline:
  • Cover letter.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • An official copy of terminal or highest degree diploma (Note: For overseas degrees, the doctoral degree diploma, academic transcripts, and proof sof related experiences should all be authenticated by the local R.C. Embassy, consulate or representative office in your region without which the application will not be considered by the department.)
  • An official copy of the teaching certificate issued by the Ministry of Education.(R.O.C.) (optional)
  • Course curricula and syllabi, statement of teaching experience, or original copies of research projects.
  • Concert portfolio with a minimum of two public performances and at least one solo recital, including copies of concert programs, and links of the video performances. Concert dates valid between August 2,2018 and August 1, 2021. A scholarly writing (or thesis) is also required on the interpretation of the repertoire from one of the above concerts. (Audio/video files of live performances must be uploaded to the YouTube platform and the link should be provided.)
  • Applicants applied as prize winners of international competitions are required to submit a minimum of three solo recitals with no less than 60 minutes of music. A scholarly writing (or thesis) is also required for the interpretation of the repertoire from one of the above concerts.
  • A copy of doctoral dissertation or degree recital performance video performance is required for applicants with doctoral degrees received within two years and without a full-time teaching position at higher education institutions.
  • The materials listed from 1 to 8 should be clearly scanned and merged into one PDF file (preferably within 15MB) and submitted via e-mail: before the deadline. In your e-mail, please specify the vacancy you apply for in the SUBJECT LINE in the following format, “Application for 2022 Full-Time Position in the Department of Music, NTNU—OOO (specialty)—OOO (Name of the applicant).” For the name of your attached file, please write “Application for 2022 Full-Time Position in the Department of Music, NTNU—OOO (specialty)—OOO (Name of the applicant).” Late applications will not be considered. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your application within 3 days, please contact the department office via telephone, [2-7749-3003|+886 2-7749-3003].
  • All materials must be received no later than September 5, 2021
  • Please fill in the application form on the Google Chart designated by the department. (
  • Applicants who advance to the second round will be invited to the campus interview.
  • For full consideration, applications and supporting materials must be received by September 5, 2021.

Penn State University: Part-Time Teacher of Piano (Spring 2022) (Deadline: 01 October 2021)[]

  • The School of Music at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a dynamic, collaborative pianist. This is a non-tenure track, one-semester (18-week full-time) academic appointment at the rank of Lecturer, with a start date of January 1, 2022.
  • Primary responsibilities include teaching studio piano at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels, and teaching related courses such as keyboard literature,
  • A graduate degree in music is required. Candidates must have successful teaching experience, preferably at the university level. Applicants must have an outstanding record of performance and demonstrated success working in a team situation.
  • To apply, please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three references. Finalists should be prepared to submit on short notice other materials to support teaching and performing effectiveness.
  • Review of applications will begin on October 1st and will continue until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
  • 9/13 Part-time or full-time? Title says part-time but job ad says full-time.

University of Iowa: Piano Accompanist and Instructor (Deadline: 15 October 2021)[]

  • Position Description: Provide specialized collaborative piano accompaniment for the UI School of Music. Learn, practice, and play repertoire for voice-related classes, opera, musical theatre, master classes, and recitals as assigned. Sight read for graduate and undergraduate student auditions. Collaborate with faculty to provide accompaniment and instructional support for music classes as assigned in the School of Music. Classes may include but are not limited to Singing for Actors, Diction, and Opera Workshop. Rehearse with and coach singers to prepare them for recitals and performances. Collaborate with UI piano technician to insure optimal maintenance and operation of assigned instruments. May supervise student accompanists, providing guidance and best practices.
  • Education: Masters Degree in Piano Performance, Collaborative Piano, or Related Field. Demonstrated ability as professional accompanist/collaborator in instrumental, opera or vocal work. Professional level pianistic skills that will support the assigned courses.. Knowledge of opera repertoire and languages. Approachable, cooperative, and able to contribute to an overall positive and productive work/team environment
  • Send Cover Letter and Resume to: Kellie Kucera CLAS Administration, 251 SH, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, Phone: 319.335.1606, Email:
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Posted: 09/14/2021
  • Application Due: 10/15/2021

University of Oregon: Assistant Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Piano (Deadline: 15 October 2021)[]

  • The School of Music and Dance is seeking highly qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Piano position to begin September 16, 2022.
  • Primary responsibilities for the position include the recruitment and instruction of a successful jazz & contemporary piano studio, direction of a small jazz ensemble, and the instruction of undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Jazz Studies area curriculum. Depending on the candidate’s expertise, course topics may include jazz improvisation, jazz theory, jazz repertoire, functional jazz piano, jazz arranging/composition, jazz pedagogy, jazz history, and/or additional jazz ensembles. Additional responsibilities in research/creative activity include rehearsing/performing with the UO Faculty Jazz Ensemble, and sustaining artistic excellence, innovation, and high visibility in the field through regular performance.
  • Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in music or a closely related field. Demonstrated accomplishment as a performer. Evidence of excellence in teaching in jazz studies as demonstrated through candidate CV and submitted portfolio. Ability to contribute effectively to an inclusive working and learning environment. Demonstrated potential for recruiting and building an outstanding studio/program
  • Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in music or equivalent outstanding professional experience. Established national reputation as a performer with high visibility in the field. College-level teaching experience
  • Required Application Materials: Apply online by uploading:
  • a current curriculum vitae including your professional experience, teaching experience, and education.
  • a letter of interest highlighting how your knowledge, skills, experience, and professional/teaching interests qualify you for the position
  • a statement including contributions and/or plans you have made to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community through current campus programs or new activities, or through national or off-campus organizations (this can be uploaded as additional document 1)
  • names and current contact information for at least three professional references who can be contacted to provide a letter of recommendation. Requests for letters will come later in the search process.
  • a digital portfolio (submitted as a pdf or Microsoft Word document) including the following (this can be uploaded as additional document 2):
    • 3-4 links to representative recordings of recent select performances or studio recordings, preferably in small jazz ensemble settings.
    • 2-3 links to teaching/instructional video(s), including, preferably, a rehearsal video of a student ensemble under your direction and studio/classroom teaching examples.
    • A representative portfolio of compositions and/or arrangements.
    • Two course syllabi (including course outlines): one for a one-term jazz improvisation course, the other being a first-year curriculum for jazz piano.
  • Application Deadline: October 15, 2021, position open until filled

University of Prince Edward Island: Tenure Track Position - Applied Piano (Fall 2022) (Deadline: 15 September 2021)[]

  • The Department of Music at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a tenure-track position (beginning July 1, 2022) in Applied Piano. We are seeking a dynamic performer and pedagogue to invigorate our piano studio, perform as a soloist and collaborative musician, and offer leadership to the PEI musical community. Duties include the instruction of courses in applied piano, collaborative piano, and piano pedagogy, plus assistance with the department’s recruitment and outreach activities. Additional teaching duties based on the strengths of the successful candidate are normally assigned, so the ability to teach in other areas of our music curriculum would be a strong asset. The individual would be expected to maintain a high level of solo and collaborative performance, both at UPEI and beyond. The successful applicant will hold a doctoral degree in piano (or be close to completion) with experience in both solo and collaborative performance, and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
  • Application Instructions: Please submit the following material electronically in a single PDF file to a letter of application and curriculum vitae, statements of your teaching philosophy and methodology, and a list of YouTube links to a variety of your performances representing a diverse set of solo piano works. Also, please arrange to have three current letters of reference sent directly to the address below: Piano Position Search Committee, c/o Department of Music, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Email:
  • In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.
  • The closing date for applications is September 15, 2021.

University of South Carolina: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano (Deadline: 01 November 2021)[]

  • The Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano will teach undergraduate and graduate applied piano in all degree tracks; teach piano literature courses; maintain a high level of professional visibility at the regional, national, and international levels; perform and coach chamber music; recruit students for undergraduate and graduate piano programs. Other duties as assigned by the Dean.
  • Required Education and Experience: Earned Doctorate (or ABD) in music is preferred; an earned master’s degree in music or the equivalent is required. Candidates should have an established record of teaching, performance, and scholarship.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Primary consideration will be given to candidates with a record of successful teaching at the college level and experience in collaborative piano.
  • Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to send letters of recommendation. Include links to video recordings of three recent performances, including solo and collaborative work. Additional supporting materials should not be provided unless requested. This position is open until filled, but priority screening will begin November 1, 2021.

Part-time/Adjunct Jobs for 2022[]

Boston Conservatory (Boston, MA): Ballet Technique Pianist (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 24 August 2021)

College of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas, NV): Pianist - Dept. of Fine Arts - FY 2022 (Deadline: 12 November 2021)

Columbia College Chicago (Chicago, IL): Accompanist (Deadline: None listed, posted 15 September 2021)

Drake University (Des Moines, IA): Accompanist Music (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 08 September 2021)

Los Angeles College of Music (Pasadena, CA): Faculty - Keyboard Performance Department (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 09 September 2021)

Schools with Failed or Canceled Searches[]

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