The Music Department at Dartmouth College is seeking a jazz
piano instructor to offer private lessons beginning in Fall 2021.
We welcome applications from artist-teachers who are comfortable in
performance and pedagogy in jazz styles. Please send your materials
as a single PDF to Music Department Administrator Samantha Candon
(firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than June 30,
This is a private lesson teaching position. Please ensure your
supporting materials address teaching philosophy, experience, and
We expect the chosen candidate to begin teaching in-person and
on campus at the start of the Fall term (first day of Fall classes
is Monday, September 13, 2021). Teaching load may vary depending on
student interest, but the instructor can expect to teach a minimum
of four and a maximum of eight students per term in 45-minute
weekly lessons, 8 weeks per term (Fall, Winter, Spring terms).
Student ability level may range from beginner to advanced. Salary
will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
This will begin as a one-year position. The position can be
renewed for subsequent one-year or three-year contracts upon the
recommendation of the Music Department faculty. Opportunities for
promotion to Senior Lecturer typically become available at
Dartmouth after six years of teaching.
The Music Department at Dartmouth College aims to foster a
diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff.
We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work
effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds,
including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women,
individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with
disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and
first-generation college students.
The search committee will hold Zoom interviews and teaching
demos for finalists during the month of July. We will be
transparent, prompt, and respectful in our communications with all
candidates at all stages of the search. Thank you for your interest
in this position.
Sally Pinkas, Professor, Piano Performance
Taylor Ho Bynum, Director, Coast Jazz Ensemble
Jason Ennis, Lecturer, Guitar
Michael Zsoldos, Senior Lecturer, Saxophone
Required Materials (please send as a single PDF if
- Cover Letter
- Resume or CV
- Names and email addresses of three references
- Links to 3 performance recordings