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Assistant Professor - Piano
Michigan State University

Date Posted Oct. 30, 2023
Title Assistant Professor - Piano
University Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI, United States
Department College of Music
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2024
  • Assistant Professor
  • Music - Piano/Organ/Keyboard

The College of Music at Michigan State University seeks an exceptional pianist and piano teacher to join the piano area.  This full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor will begin in Fall 2024.  The Keyboard Area at Michigan State University is committed to the highest level of teaching and performance and is an integral part of a dynamic and active College of Music.  We seek a world-class performer, effective teacher and collaborative colleague to join our faculty and serve students in a number of different capacities. 

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate students in applied piano, piano chamber music literature, undergraduate collaborative piano, chamber music, and other courses as needed by the College of Music.  The successful candidate will recruit high-level students at all degree levels and will maintain a nationally and internationally prominent performance and research career with a commitment to work that champions Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.   

Required Qualifications: 

-DMA in a piano related field or commensurate professional experience. 

-Demonstrated experience as a soloist, chamber musician and collaborative pianist 

-Extensive knowledge of the piano chamber music literature 

-Demonstrated successful teaching experience 

-Evidence of a commitment to DEIB 

Desired/Preferred Qualifications: 

-Record of successful college-level teaching 

-Record of success recruiting students at the undergraduate and graduate levels 

-Record of sustained performance and research activity at the national and international levels. 


Review of materials will begin on December 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled 

To apply, please visit the MSU job postings website: and select posting 907396.  Please provide (1) letter of application, (2) list of 3-5 references, (3) Curriculum Vitae, (4) list of links to live solo and chamber music recordings totaling a minimum of 60 minutes (if links are not possible, please contact Shawn Mahorney at to make other arrangements).   

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.  MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS: December 15, 2023, or until filled.  Applications will be reviewed continuously and will be accepted until the position is filled.  For more information about the College of Music, please visit our website at 

  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

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Contact Information

  • Shawn Mahorney
    College of Music
    Michigan State University
    333 West Circle Drive
    East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517-355-4583


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