Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano

Texas Tech School of Music
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 04, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


This position is for a person who is committed to sustaining and enhancing the Texas

Tech keyboard program and mentoring the next generation of keyboard performers,

educators, and scholars enrolled in our comprehensive undergraduate and graduate

keyboard programs.

Position Number: T87791

Requisition Number: 23806BR

Required Qualifications:

• A terminal degree in piano (DMA, PhD, or equivalent), or commensurate

professional experience.

• Record of an active performance career and professional achievements that

include international, national, regional, and community engagement and/or


• Working knowledge of current practice in piano/keyboard technique, pedagogy,

collaborative piano, recital and concerto literature.

• A commitment to quality, student-centered education and working as a team


• Strong evidence of the ability and desire to contribute through service: duties

include, but are not limited to, recruiting, program-building, and commitment to

extra-curricular activities of the department, college, and university, and the


Preferred Qualifications:

• At least 3 years of successful teaching experience at the university level.

• Possession of strong language/writing skills and the ability to guide students

through scholarly projects.

• Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation


• Desire and ability to partner with keyboard-area colleagues to expand

departmental offerings in collaborative piano, piano pedagogy, and communityoriented


• The ability to form partnerships within and outside of the university, regionally,

nationally, and internationally.

Duties Include:

• Teach undergraduate and graduate applied piano lessons; supervise student

preparation for performance recitals and research projects (e.g., degree recitals,

master’s and doctoral documents, lecture recitals, and pedagogical presentations).

• Teach courses in undergraduate and graduate keyboard literature and other areaspecific

offerings (e.g., in collaborative piano, piano pedagogy, etc.), as needed

• Perform with faculty colleagues and guest musicians.

• Engage in nationally/internationally recognized creative/professional practice

and/or scholarship; maintain an active performing career.

• Seek out and recruit the highest level of student pianists.

• Embrace new forms of critically engaged disciplinary practice/scholarship in the

evolving field of keyboard performance, have the ability to seek out opportunities

to teach broadly across the curriculum, and envision new ways to expand beyond


• As a collaborative departmental citizen, actively participate in departmental,

college and university service, including committee work and academic support

services in support of the School of Music, the College, and the University as a

whole; recruitment of graduate and undergraduate students into the piano

programs; program review (including implementation and assessment of

outcomes); maintaining the keyboard area’s accreditation with the National

Association of Schools of Music (NASM); and student advising, supervision of

student organizations, and participation in sponsored off-campus activities.

• Work well with colleagues within and outside the School, particularly in building

interdisciplinary collaborations.

• Where appropriate, demonstrate the potential to bring external funding to the


• Be aware of and follow all university policies.


Apply online at

Refer to TTU Faculty job postings, requisition number 23806BR (a two-step procedure).

Please provide the following with your application:

1. Cover Letter

2. Diversity Statement describing your vision for working with students from diverse

populations and backgrounds, and your approach to programming and recruiting.

In particular, please explain how your vision will match the values of a Hispanic

Serving Institution.

3. A list of three references with contact information

4. A current Curriculum Vitae

5. Digital access (e.g., online links) to video recordings of solo repertoire (at least 30

minutes) in addition to recordings of collaborative/chamber performances

Complete job description:



For questions or to nominate potential candidates, contact Dr. David Forrest, Chair of

Piano Search Committee at

If you are having trouble with the online application, contact TTU at 806-742-3851 ext.


As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech

University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to

teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage

applications from all those who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or

service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech

University. The university welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women,

protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.Texa