Summary of Duties: The School of Music in the College of Arts and Sciences is enthusiastically accepting applications for an Assistant Professor. The Assistant Professor will teach applied piano studio, keyboard literature, and piano pedagogy practicum, and supervise graduate teaching assistants. The incumbent will also coordinate keyboard area. The position will include some administrative responsibilities, collaborate performances, and other duties, as assigned. The Assistant Professor will develop and maintain high level of scholarship and creative activity, build relationships with piano teachers in the region, participate in undergraduate and graduate student recruiting and mentoring as well as program-building initiatives, and provide leadership/partnerships with other service and outreach activities and professional organizations ancillary to the position.
Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in piano by May 2020. Proven excellence in piano performance and effective teaching. Demonstrated high level of organizational skills and interpersonal communication. Proven knowledge of piano repertoire and pedagogy literature. Evidence of successful program building, studio recruitment and retention. Successful experience as a collaborative pianist. Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds.
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