Lecturer, Jazz Piano

Dartmouth College, Department of Music
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 09, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

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 (samantha.candon@dartmouth.edu) no later than June 30, 2021.

This is a private lesson teaching position. Please ensure your supporting materials address teaching philosophy, experience, and versatility. 

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 possible)

  1. Cover Letter 
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Names and email addresses of three references
  4. Links to 3 performance recordings 

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