Title: Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano - Job
About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a
nationally ranked public research university offering a full range
of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University
sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western
Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic
setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University
is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire
College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to
the intellectual energy of the region.
The Department of Music and Dance at the University of
Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a faculty position
in Collaborative Piano. This is a full-time nine-month tenure-track
position at the Assistant Professor level to begin on
September 1, 2022.
- Overseeing and coordinating the collaborative piano area,
including assessing the department's needs and advocating for and
identifying appropriate staff pianists, recruiting teaching
assistants, and generally leading the effort to build a
collaborative area that meets the needs of our department.
Additional responsibilities may include providing collaborative
support for the Tuesday Morning Recital Hour, studio classes, and
- Regularly performing on campus with faculty colleagues is a
major responsibility and expectation for this position.
- Teaching undergraduate and graduate applied piano lessons for
all degree tracks and electives as the need arises.
- Teaching and developing classes to bolster collaborative piano
- Maintaining national and regional visibility as a
performer/pedagogue as part of professional development.
- Advising undergraduate and graduate students, participating in
auditions, serving on committees, and performing other university
and professional service as appropriate.
- Applicant must be willing and available to address
responsibilities during the regular work week and on weekends, as
- Recruiting activities may include visiting secondary schools,
offering workshops, masterclasses, and adjudicating.
- Doctorate or master’s degree in piano performance or
collaborative piano preferred.
- Equivalent professional experience considered.
- Potential for or an already established national reputation as
a pianist in instrumental and/or vocal piano collaboration. Solo
work considered as relevant.
- Evidence of excellence in teaching as well as evidence of
recruiting potential at the university level. Ability to work
effectively within the department.
Salary is commensurate with the rank of assistant professor, and
the University offers an attractive benefits package.
To apply, please submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum
vitae, 3) links, preferably through YouTube and in a separate
document, to high quality audio and/or video recordings of
performances (please include dates of performances), 4)
Personal statement that describes your contributions to diversity,
equity and inclusion in your research, teaching and service and 5)
list of three current referees with full contact information
including valid email addresses.
Link to apply:
Review of applications will begin on January 15,
2022, and will continue until the position is filled.
Additional supporting materials may be requested from finalists.
Application materials will not be returned.
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or
expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry,
disability, military status, or genetic information in employment,
admission to and participation in academic programs, activities,
and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or
products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass
Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to
eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase
opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified
minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered
veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply
with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and
regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative