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Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy

College of Music
Denton, Texas
Salary to commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Welcome to the University of North Texas System. UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

The University of North Texas College of Music is the largest public university music program in the United States and one of the most globally respected. It offers fully accredited degrees from the bachelor to doctoral levels and is home to the world’s first jazz studies degree program now in its 75th year. Faculty include internationally acclaimed artists and scholars in composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, music education, music entrepreneurship, music history, music theory and performance. The college presents more than 1,000 concerts, recitals and master classes annually. Students perform in more than 70 ensembles in 9 campus venues and can be viewed worldwide via free live streaming. UNT music alumni can be found around the world in impressive, award-winning careers across a wide-range of music professions.

Position Summary: The Division of Keyboard Studies at the University of North Texas College of Music invites applications for a faculty position in piano pedagogy at the rank of assistant/associate professor, tenure-track or tenured, beginning August 2023. Duties will include:

  • Research – maintain a dynamic scholarly research program resulting in publications in peer-reviewed journals, presentations on peer-reviewed conference programs, and master classes at professionally important venues (major universities, conservatories, etc.) nationally and internationally.
  • Teaching –recruit, retain and mentor an excellent cohort of graduate pianists, with pedagogy as their related field. Develop a new doctoral track in piano pedagogy. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in pedagogy. Supervising teaching assistants and teaching fellows in group piano. Other duties as assigned by Chair of the Division of Keyboard Studies or the Dean of the College.
  • Service– serve on divisional/college/university committees; work with professional service organizations (MTNA, etc.), and other duties as assigned by the Division and/or College.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in piano pedagogy or related field. A promising record of published research/scholarship pertaining to piano pedagogy. Demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching either as a faculty member or graduate assistant.

Preferred Qualifications: An active research agenda and strong publication record. National and international awards for research. Experience in curriculum development. Experience directing doctoral dissertations. Experience in coordinating a large program in class piano.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Required documents

    • Cover Letter
    • Names of 3 references
    • CV
    • Sample Syllabi
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Media File – please upload a single PDF with links to teaching videos ( class piano, pedagogy course, conference presentation)
    • Article Published

Optional Documents

  • Additional Published Articles

Quick Link for Application

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