Assistant Professor, Piano - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate applied piano, and will also participate in student recruiting, auditions, recital hearings, committees, and governance structures of the school. Additional teaching responsibilities may include piano literature, accompanying, improvisation, etc., based on the needs of the curricula and candidate qualifications. The successful candidate must establish and maintain a successful recruitment/retention record, creative/scholarly activities, and service contributions appropriate for a university faculty member.

The School of Music at The University of Alabama invites applications for full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Piano. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and designated rank. A Doctorate or Master’s degree combined with significant/outstanding professional experience is required. Significant university teaching and wide-ranging performing experience is preferred. An active professional career with the potential for excellence as a successful faculty member with a commitment to recruiting outstanding students and the ability to attract and retain graduate and undergraduate students is expected.

Review of applications will begin as they arrive and continue until the position is filled. In order to ensure full consideration, please apply no later than December 1, 2014. The position will officially close on May 1, 2015. All applicants must apply online. Please visit the University of Alabama website at Applications should include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; names and contact information of five additional references who may be contacted.

Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the search committee chair. Performance CDs and/or DVDs, as well as video recordings, and other supporting materials can be sent to:

Chair, Piano Search Committee
School of Music/Box 870366
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0366

Performances may also be submitted through video sharing sites such as YouTube. Please provide a document with links to your video clips.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.

Additional Position Information

The University of Alabama, founded in 1831, is the flagship campus of the three-campus system. It is located in Tuscaloosa, a city of 100,000 that was named an All-American City by the National Civic League. The School of Music is part of the College of Arts and Sciences and serves approximately 400 music majors and numerous non-majors across the university. The School offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Music Therapy, and Theory/Composition, the Bachelor of Science degree in both instrumental and vocal/choral Music Education, and the Bachelor of Arts degree in both General Music and Music Administration. Additionally, the School offers the Master of Music degree in Performance, Composition and Musicology. And it is the only institution in the state to offer the Doctor of Musical Arts degree, doing so in Performance (including Conducting) and Composition. It currently employs 38 tenured or tenure-track faculty and 22 part-time faculty. Additional information about the School of Music may be found at

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload the names and contact information for five additional references to the other document 1 tab. The list of links to video clips may be uploaded to the other document 2 tab.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • Assistant Professor, Piano
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Music (instrument)
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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