Open-Rank Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Piano Studies

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POSITION/SALARY:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor rank, based on qualifications; full-time, tenure-eligible; 9-month appointment. Salary competitive and commensurate with academic experience, accomplishments, and criteria of the NAU School of Music. Attractive benefits package. Duties begin August 17, 2020.

DESCRIPTION:

The NAU School of Music seeks a dynamic, creative, collaborative, and dedicated piano performer-educator to serve as a tenure-eligible Assistant/Associate/Full Professor with an additional appointment as Coordinator of Piano Studies. The assignment includes teaching private piano lessons, piano literature courses, and chamber ensembles; continued professional activity within the field; administrative oversight of the Piano Studies program; and service to the institution, including recruitment of students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum qualifications for Assistant Professor:
  • Doctoral degree in piano performance or equivalent professional experience as demonstrated by an internationally established performance career.
  • Three years of successful piano teaching at the university level.
    Minimum qualifications for Associate Professor:
  • Doctoral degree in piano performance or equivalent professional experience as demonstrated by an internationally established performance career.
  • Six years of successful teaching at the university level.
    Minimum qualifications for Full Professor:
  • Doctoral degree in piano performance or equivalent professional experience as demonstrated by an internationally established performance career.
  • Twelve years of successful teaching at the university level.
    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    Preferred qualifications for all candidates:
  • Demonstrated success in teaching future piano performers and educators at the university/collegiate level.
  • Extensive and varied performance experience as a solo pianist (recital and/or concerto).
  • An established record of success in recruiting at the collegiate level.
  • Proven administrative leadership ability, especially responsible financial management, organizational skills, and a commitment to integrating piano studies throughout the School of Music.
  • Evidence of potential for ongoing excellence in scholarly/creative contributions to the profession.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and/or success in working with diverse populations on campus and in the community.

THE INSTITUTION:

The School of Music at Northern Arizona University continues a proud tradition of training the next generation of music teachers, performers, and scholars for the State of Arizona and the Southwestern U.S. A growing number of undergraduate and graduate students, approximately 400 in number, pursue degrees in music education, performance, choral conducting, instrumental conducting, music theory and composition, musicology, Suzuki violin, and piano accompanying and chamber music.

Northern Arizona University is a 30,368-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 68,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU's emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Commensurate with experience within these ranges: Assistant Professor ($55,000-$62,000), Associate Professor ($62,000-$68,000), and Professor ($68,000-$85,000). Attractive benefits package.

DEADLINE:

Review of applications will begin on October 28, 2019, and will continue until position is filled or closed.

APPLICATION:

To apply for this position, please click on the “Apply Now” button on this page (Job ID #604582). Application must include a single attachment that contains: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae including contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email address) for five references, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, and 4) official or unofficial transcripts of the last degree earned or in progress.

In addition to the above materials, applicants are required to submit sample videos (or links) of recent performances as a soloist (recital and/or concerto):

Director of Piano Search Committee
Northern Arizona University School of Music
1115 S. Knoles Drive, Box 6040
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
music@nau.edu

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at http://hr.nau.edu or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus-on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Affirmative Action Office at 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.