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Job ID: 132473

Texas Tech University

Date Posted Oct. 28, 2019
University Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX, United States
Department School of Music
Application Deadline Nov. 15, 2019
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2020
  • Associate Professor
  • Music - Piano/Organ/Keyboard

Position Description:
The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate ability to teach undergraduate/graduate pianists and continue to engage in nationally/internationally recognized creative/professional practice and/or scholarship.
  • Maintain an active and vibrant professional performing career in concert and recital repertoire.
  • Promote their activity through performance and master classes.
  • Prepare students to actively enter and compete in international performances and major competitions.
  • Seek out and recruit the highest level of student pianists.
  • Supervise student preparation for performance recitals and pedagogical research projects on the undergraduate/graduate levels (e.g., degree recitals, master’s and doctoral documents, lecture recitals, and pedagogical presentations).
  • Embrace new forms of critically engaged disciplinary practice/scholarship in the evolving field of keyboard performance, have the ability to seek out opportunities to teach broadly across the curriculum, and envision new ways to expand beyond it.
  • As a collaborative departmental citizen, actively participate in departmental, college and university service, including committee work and academic support services in support of the School of Music, the College, and the University as a whole; recruitment of graduate and undergraduate students into the piano programs; program review (including implementation and assessment of outcomes); maintaining the keyboard area’s accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM); and student advising, supervision of student organizations, and participation in sponsored off-campus activities.
  • Work well with colleagues within and outside the School, particularly in building interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Where appropriate, demonstrate the potential to bring external funding to the School/College.
  • Be aware of and follow all university policies.

Position Requirements: A terminal degree in piano (DMA, PhD, or equivalent), or commensurate professional experience. The ideal candidate will have an active performance career, bringing a superior knowledge of performance skills, outstanding performance ability, studio and master class teaching experience, and an active record of professional achievement that includes international, national, regional, community engagement and/or collaboration. Candidates will continue their professional research and creative activity that is relevant to the current and future practice of music:

  • Working knowledge of current practice/pedagogy/theory in piano/keyboard technique, pedagogy, collaborative piano, recital and concerto literature, and with a vision towards future developments is essential.
  • A commitment to quality, student-centered education and working as a team member.
  • Strong evidence of the ability and desire to contribute through service: duties include, but are not limited to, recruiting, program-building, and commitment to extra-curricular activities of the department, college, and university, and the community.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students. The ability to form partnerships within and outside of the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Desire and ability to partner with keyboard-area colleagues to expand departmental offerings in collaborative piano, piano pedagogy, and community-oriented programs. Familiarity with current and cutting-edge practice in keyboard performance and pedagogy. Achievement in preparing pianists for major competitions both national and international. Substantial teaching experience at the university level desired. Possessing strong language and writing skills, the ability to guide students through scholarly projects.

Apply online at
Requisition 19272BR

Please provide the following with your application:
1. Letter of Application
2. A current Curriculum Vitae

3. A list of three references with contact information 

4. Digital access (e.g., online links) to several video (required) and audio (optional) recordings of recent performances.

Application Deadline: Review of applicants will begin November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled

Contact: Ben Haugland, Chair of Keyboard, School of Music If you are having trouble with the online application, contact TTU at 806-742-3851 ext. 238.

  • As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

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Contact Information

  • Ben Haugland
    School of Music
    Texas Tech University
    2624 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409


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