Faculty Position Available: LECTURER IN PIANO
The Department of Music at Stanford University invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Piano, beginning on September 1, 2024. This is a 100% FTE piano lecturer position with full benefits. Please note: A 50% FTE lecturer position in piano is anticipated to open after the closure of the 100% position in early 2024.
The ideal candidate for this position is an engaged, dynamic, creative colleague who possesses not just a dedication to their field, but a strong commitment to the community. We are particularly interested in candidates who:
- Demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills;
- Have a proven record of teaching individual piano lessons to students from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines;
- Have experience coaching chamber music ensembles;
- Show a record of performance success;
- Will actively contribute to a campus community that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding;
- Bring energy and positivity to their interactions, fostering a vibrant and dynamic environment; and
- Have a vested interest in exploring applications of music beyond the conventional realms.
Bonus qualifications include experience in course design and a proven ability to weave different fields of knowledge into the fabric of their teaching approach.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
- Teach intermediate to advanced level piano lessons to music majors, minors, and non-majors;
- Coach chamber music ensembles consisting of students representing a wide spectrum of experience and ability;
- Work collaboratively with faculty colleagues and contribute to the long-range goals of the keyboard program;
- Coordinate and participate in piano juries;
- Serve on student recital juries;
- Evaluate audition materials from students applying for admission to Stanford;
- Maintain an active departmental presence that includes participation in concerts and faculty recitals, and attendance at on-campus performances; and
- Engage fully with Stanford's scholarly and entrepreneurial environment.
- Doctorate in piano performance or equivalent professional experience;
- Distinguished professional reputation and a well-documented history of success as a pianist;
- Documented experience and success teaching piano in an accredited higher education institution or equivalent professional setting;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
- High degree of organization; and
- Demonstrated interest in community engagement and/or interdisciplinary activities is desirable.
For full consideration, please submit the following materials in PDF format by October 15, 2023 to Bryan Hardester, Director of Finance and Operations at email@example.com:
- Cover letter;
- Curriculum Vitæ;
- One-page teaching philosophy statement;
- List of three references with phone and email contact information;
- 2 video links with solo piano performances by the candidate in contrasting styles; and
- 2 video links of the candidate teaching a piano lesson, preferably with their own students.
- The Department of Music, the School of Humanities & Sciences, and Stanford University value faculty who will foster an inclusive academic environment for colleagues, students, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and outlooks. Candidates may choose to include in their application materials a brief discussion about how their work and experience will further these ideals. Information about Stanford's IDEAL initiative may be found at https://ideal.stanford.edu/about-ideal/diversity-statement.
The starting salary for this position is $62,000-$90,000 for 2023–24.
Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good-faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative-action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research and teaching missions.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.