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Collaborative Pianist & Adjunct Instructor

Texas Southern University
Houston, Texas, United States
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Date posted
Mar 22, 2024
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Collaborative Pianist & Adjunct Instructor

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Job Description Summary / TWC Summary

The adjunct collaborative pianist/instructor will perform responsibilities up to 6 credit hours each semester. Responsibilities may include teaching group piano courses and private applied piano lessons. In addition, the adjunct pianist may be asked to collaborate with other music faculty for ensemble rehearsals, ensemble performances, student recitals, applied juries, and other collaborative opportunities when needed.

The adjunct instructor reports to the Chair of the music department and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences and is responsible for supporting and advancing the mission and goals of the university, college, and department in all academic, scholarly and student support activities.

Private and small group instruction; ensemble rehearsals and performances.

Essential Duties Summary
  • Prepare for weekly class piano instruction for all music majors and minors based on learning outcomes at each level
  • Prepare for weekly applied piano lessons for music majors and minors who are piano principals
  • Evaluate student learning through informal and formal assessment practices
  • Provide ongoing feedback to students through grading rubrics and responding to students via email in a timely manner
  • Prepare and rehearse repertoire for ensemble rehearsals, including but not limited to:
    • University Choir
    • Opera Workshop
  • Prepare and rehearse repertoire for junior and senior recitals of music majors, both instrumental and vocal.
  • Perform prepared repertoire in collaboration with ensembles and students for performances, recitals, and end-of-semester juries.
  • Attend required trainings and/or meetings related to teaching and learning or administrative responsibilities
  • Be available for students during weekly office hours equal to 2 hours for every 3 credit hours taught
  • Perform other tasks related to teaching in the music department


Hiring Range
Commensurate with experience.


A master’s degree in piano performance, collaborative piano, or an equivalent music degree.

D.M.A in collaborative piano, piano performance, or an equivalent terminal piano performance degree preferred.

Required Licensing/Certification


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications (i.e., Outlook, Word, etc.)
  • Online platforms utilized to support teaching of specialized content

Skill in:
  • Accommodating students at varied academic levels within one learning environment
  • Differentiating instruction for students at varied academic levels
  • Problem-solving and decision-making
  • Time management
  • Verbal and written communication

Ability to:
  • Submit required documents and reports by stated deadlines, including attendance and grades
  • Make sound independent decisions within the context of the departmental, community, and university environments
  • Work independently
Work Experience

Two years of studio piano instruction, post-secondary group piano instruction, and/or various collaborative piano experiences.

Experience teaching at the post-secondary level preferred.

Working/Environmental Conditions
  • Prolonged standing, sitting, and/or walking
  • Handling light weight objects
  • Using or carrying equipment
Desired start date

Position End Date (if temporary)

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It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

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Open Until Filled (overrides close field)

Special Instructions to Applicants
Open to all applicants.
Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s degree in piano performance, collaborative piano, or an equivalent music degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a D.M.A in collaborative piano, piano performance, or an equivalent terminal piano performance degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have two (2) years of studio piano instruction, post-secondary group piano instruction, and/or various collaborative piano experiences?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience teaching at the post-secondary level?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Official Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3

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