Assistant Professor - Applied Piano/Keyboard Area Coordinator

Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Mar 24, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music–Piano. Completed doctorate required. Exceptional artistry in solo piano performance, documented history of professional engagement, evidence of successful undergraduate teaching, and ability to recruit and retain piano students are essential. Primary responsibilities include: teaching applied piano and piano literature, coordinating keyboard area, supervising piano performance curriculum, and academic advising. Additional teaching responsibilities commensurate with qualifications and needs of the School of Music. Applicants with secondary area(s) of expertise in music will be given strong consideration. We believe historically underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender identities must be centered in our work as teachers, artists, and scholars. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities. Additional expectations include strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated vision for the keyboard area, university service in the form of faculty governance, and involvement within the campus community. Commitment to academic advising, entrepreneurship, and community outreach initiatives are highly valued. Position begins August 2021.


Millikin University School of Music has been NASM accredited since 1934, with a vibrant community of 50 faculty and 200 students, offering B.M. degrees in Performance, Music Education, Commercial Music, and Music Business, as well as a B.A. degree in Music. The School of Music’s curriculum embraces the interdisciplinarity of diverse musical and academic experiences.  The School of Music is designated as an “All Steinway School.” A Millikin education is characterized by Performance Learning — a unique approach to learning that challenges students to engage with third party stakeholders in the performance of their academic discipline. Students apply their learning to professional experiences both in Decatur and around the world. Millikin University’s mission is to deliver on the promise of education, preparing students for professional success, democratic citizenship in a global environment, and a personal life of meaning and value.


To receive full consideration, please submit 1) letter of application, 2) statement of teaching philosophy, 3) curriculum vitae, 4) names and contact information of at least three professional references, 5) a video recording of recent performances (as link). Candidates should be prepared to submit additional materials upon request.


Review of applications will begin April 30, 2021 and continue until position is filled.  Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.