Lecturer and Director of the Young Pianists Program

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 26, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Jacobs School of Music seeks candidates for a full-time, non-tenure track position in piano. Pre-college responsibilities include developing and implementing an effective curriculum for all levels in the Young Pianists Program (serving students ages 5- to 18-years-old); teaching and/or overseeing all levels of pre-college piano instruction; appointing and supervising teachers for the Young Pianists Program; serving as the primary point of communication for parents and/or guardians of Young Pianists Program students; organizing end-of-semester recitals involving all Young Pianists Program students; marketing and promotion of the Young Pianists Program to facilitate ongoing satisfactory levels of recruitment to the program. Instructional responsibilities include directorship of the Piano Academy, with teaching/administrative assignments for this summer intensive.

Secondary Piano program responsibilities include supervising and overseeing the implementation of the secondary piano curriculum at Jacobs. This includes developing and maintaining curriculum for the undergraduate and graduate courses in the program, including group courses and private lesson courses for music majors and for non-music majors, and also including non-major group courses which are part of the campus General Education curriculum; enrollment management and recruitment of non-music majors to participate in the General Education group piano courses; administration of keyboard proficiency requirements and examinations for most degree students, following proficiency requirements as identified by the departments of the school; supervising and evaluating placement of matriculating undergraduate and graduate students with respect to course curricula and proficiency requirements; management and upkeep of digital pianos and control systems in the School’s piano laboratories; training and supervision of graduate student Associate Instructors; assisting the department with the recruitment of Associate Instructors.

Responsibilities may include teaching other classes in the piano department in areas of expertise, depending upon departmental need.

Basic Qualifications: Doctoral degree in piano or related field is required at the time of appointment. Candidates should have significant knowledge of curriculum specific to the development of pre-college and non-major pianists. Candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to organize and execute administrative tasks for a very large population of instructors and students effectively and efficiently, with the ability to independently identify and implement appropriate solutions for policy-compliant student data management using appropriate technological tools. The successful candidate will be able to train students in a nurturing, supportive manner, while maintaining the high standards set by the Piano Department, and will be able to work collaboratively with the Piano Department faculty. It is preferred that candidates possess an understanding of, and experience with, the current music profession, and that they offer the training necessary for pre-professional success.

Department Contact for Questions: Cecilia Bass, Assistant to the Executive Associate Dean, (812) 855-5541  ceciflem@indiana.edu

Salary and Rank: Salary: Commensurate with experience.  Rank: Lecturer, full-time, tenure-ineligible, twelve-month appointment renewable annually upon successful reappointment reviews.

Application: Apply online at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/10918. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Special Instructions: A complete application consists of a letter of application and curriculum vitae, along with contact information for three professional references. A message with instructions about uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers upon the submission of your application. Please do not send audio/video files or other materials unless requested to do so. If you need assistance in completing your application, contact: Cecilia Bass, Assistant to the Executive Associate Dean, (812) 855-5541  ceciflem@indiana.edu

For Best Consideration Date: June 28, 2021

Expected Start Date: August 1, 2021