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Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano
Carnegie Mellon University

Date Posted Apr. 24, 2019
Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano
University Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Department School of Music
Application Deadline Jun. 30, 2019
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Music - Piano/Organ/Keyboard

The Carnegie Mellon University School of Music announces a tenure-track opening for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano.

POSITION & APPOINTMENT: Full-time, 9-month position at Assistant or Associate Professor (without tenure) level. This is a tenure-track position, with the appointment scheduled to begin as early as September 1, 2019.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate is to provide high-quality studio instruction to undergraduate and graduate students as assigned, coach chamber music as assigned, teach a sequence of courses on piano literature & repertoire, serve on audition, jury and university committees, and satisfy all other normal requirements of full-time faculty. The candidate is expected to continue to maintain a strong national or international professional profile as a performing and/or teaching artist and is expected to be an effective recruiter.


  • An ongoing national or international reputation as a performer
  • A national or international reputation as a teacher
  • Ph.D., DMA, terminal degree or equivalent in professional experience and/or achievement
  • A thorough and expert knowledge of the piano repertoire
  • Excellent collaborative skills and willingness to work across disciplines
  • A commitment to diversity
  • An interest in and experience with the creative use of technology in teaching and performance

APPLICATION PROCESS: Submit a letter of application with statement of interest in the position, resume or curriculum vitae, at least three professional references, and links to one or more online videos of recent performances and at least one short demonstration video of teaching (lesson or master class) to:

Applications must be received by June 30, 2019, by 5:00p ET. Review of applications will begin on July 1 and will continue until August 1, or until the position is filled.

Carnegie Mellon University, located in Pittsburgh, PA, is a major research university of approximately 13,000 students, consistently ranked as one of the top research universities on the globe by US News and World Report. The School of Music serves approximately 150 undergraduate and 150 graduate majors in a variety of comprehensive degree programs ranging from bachelors to artist diploma.

The School of Music is housed primarily in a turn-of-the-20th century masterpiece of architectural design, the College of Fine Arts. Located in one of America’s most vibrant urban centers, the School of Music offers outstanding artistic and academic training. Students benefit from area professional musical groups that include Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, and Mendelssohn of Pittsburgh. For more information, visit the School of Music website at:

  • Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community of a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways.

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Contact Information

  • Ross Garin
    School of Music
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh, PA


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