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Visiting Assistant Professor of Instruction, Piano
University of Akron

  • Jul. 6, 2017
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Instruction, Piano
  • School of Music
  • University of Akron
    Akron, OH
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Music - Piano/Organ/Keyboard
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Instruction, Piano
The University of Akron School of Music
Akron, OH

The School of Music at The University of Akron invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor of Instruction, Artist/Teacher of Piano for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Duties will include, but are not limited to, teaching class piano, keyboard harmony, piano pedagogy, piano literature, and applied piano; and recruiting undergraduate and graduate piano students. Other duties may be assigned commensurate with the candidate’s strength and background and according to School of Music needs. Serving on graduate MM committees, participation in faculty meetings, committees and other service appropriate to a full-time faculty member is expected.

Required Qualifications:
Master of Music. Candidates will provide evidence of successful college teaching and recruitment. The successful candidate will demonstrate significant experience in class piano and applied piano, and significant artistic achievement as a collaborative pianist and/or soloist.

Preferred Qualifications:
Creative/scholarly accomplishments could include regional, national and/or international performances, recordings, master classes, presentations at music educator forums, publications, and leadership in professional music organizations. DMA degree or significant professional experience in lieu of terminal degree.

School of Music
The UA School of Music is part of the Fine Arts Division of Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences and has a long history of excellence in performance and teaching. The School offers a comprehensive music program to approximately 300 majors at the bachelors and masters level and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information can be found at

About UA
Located in Akron, Ohio, The University of Akron (UA) is one of the largest employers in the region and offers an array of employment opportunities. Here you’ll find a metropolitan setting that places you in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy, and in sync with the pulse of business, government and the community.

Date of Appointment: A 9-month salary will be offered beginning fall semester, August 2017.

For complete details and to apply visit:
Job ID # 10191

Review of applicants will begin July 20, 2017.

Be prepared to attach the following materials in pdf format: cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, list of five references; and 2 recent recorded examples which demonstrate the candidate’s skill as a collaborative pianist and/or solo performer as well as a video of teaching, preferably in the class piano setting. Include a PDF of links to streaming recordings, Unlisted YouTube, password protected Vimeo (list password on PDF) or SoundCloud, etc. Evaluation of applicants will begin two weeks after this posting and continue until the position is filled. For questions, contact Dr. Laurie Lashbrook at Contact information for technical support is available on the application website.

  • The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.

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