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Lecturer in Piano
Stanford University

Date Posted Apr. 25, 2022
Title Lecturer in Piano
University Stanford University
Stanford, CA, United States
Department Department of Music
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date 9/1/2022
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Music - Piano/Organ/Keyboard

The Department of Music at Stanford University invites applicants for the position of Lecturer in Piano, beginning on 1 September 2022.  This is a half-time Lecturer position with 50% benefits.

The ideal candidate for this position is a dynamic, creative colleague who possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills, has a proven record of teaching individual piano lessons to students from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines, has experience coaching chamber music ensembles, has a demonstrated record of performance success, enjoys working collaboratively in a highly rigorous liberal arts environment, and will actively contribute to a campus community that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding.

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
  • Participate in assessment of quarterly studio juries
  • Participate in evaluating supplemental materials and auditions for yearly admissions applicants
  • Maintain an active presence on campus, attending on-campus performances, and participating in performance activities such as concerts, faculty recitals and other events
  • Participate as a member of the Performance Committee and attend faculty and committee meetings
  • Work collaboratively with faculty colleagues and contribute to the long-range goals of the keyboard program

Qualifications/Required Skills

  • Master's degree in piano performance and/or pedagogy, or professional experience as teacher and/or performer equivalent to the terminal degree
  • Documented experience and success teaching piano in an accredited higher education institution or in a professional setting
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to teaching a wide range of students from all academic disciplines and who encompass varied degrees of experience and ability
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in approach to teaching/learning and in professional activities
  • Documented success teaching students of diverse backgrounds at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High degree of organization
  • Professional distinction and documented success as a pianist

Application Instructions

For full consideration, please submit the following materials in PDF format by May 6, 2022, to:  Mario Champagne, PhD, Director of Finance and Operations at

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitæ
  • One-page educational philosophy statement
  • One-page personal diversity statement
  • List of three references with phone and email contact information
  • 2 video links with performances by the candidate in contrasting styles
  • 2 video links of the candidate in a teaching situation

  • 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, teaching and clinical missions.

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Contact Information

  • Debbie Barney
    Department of Music
    Stanford University
    Braun Music Center
    541 Lasuen Mall, MC:3076
    Stanford, CA 94305
  • 6507253101
  • 6507252686


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