Music Applied Studio Piano Tenure-Track Faculty - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Assistant Professor of Music, Full Time Tenure-Track in Applied Studio Piano


Provide applied studio classical piano instruction to music majors and minors. Teach courses in a strong secondary area as related to background and experience, collaborate with other faculty members and departments, and coach chamber music. Provide creative leadership for a large, urban undergraduate piano program and serve as director of piano studies for instruction, juries, and auditions. Maintain local, regional, and national visibility as a piano performer, collaborator, and teacher. Work to recruit and retain students. Advise students, participate in scholarly professional activities, manage staff accompanists, and perform department, university and community service. Teach a 12-hour load per semester and perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

All but dissertation (“ABD”) in Music; or a Master’s degree in piano plus significant regional recognition.

Preferred Qualifications

A Doctorate in piano; or a Master’s degree in piano performance/collaborative piano plus significant regional recognition.

Demonstrable college level teaching experience.

Experience coordinating a college piano program, including recruiting and overseeing affiliate faculty.

The candidate should demonstrate the ability to teach in a secondary area at the collegiate level, such as piano pedagogy, music theory, musicology, or jazz.

Demonstrated activity and success as a performer through local, regional, and national visibility as a piano performer, collaborator, and teacher.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work with, and be sensitive to, the needs of a diverse urban population.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Candidates must provide at least 3 representative audio recordings and 1 video of recent performances. Digital media, such as streaming video, is preferred. Please provide links to these materials in the area marked other document. Alternatively, CD or DVD recordings may be submitted, and should be mailed to::

Dr. Peter Schimpf
Chair, Department of Music
Metropolitan State University of Denver
PO Box 173362, CB 58
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Official transcripts will be required of all finalists.

If you are unable to upload documents at the time of application please contact Christine Devine at

Keyword Phrases

  • MUS - Music
  • Music Applied Studio Piano Tenure-Track Faculty
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Music (instrument)
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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