Assistant Professor - Piano and Piano Pedagogy

Updated: about 6 hours ago
Location: Houston, TEXAS

Assistant Professor - Piano and Piano Pedagogy - (FAC000815) 
Organization
: H0090 Music 
Salary
 Commensurate with Experience  

Description

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The Moores School of Music seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in Piano and Piano Pedagogy at the Assistant Professor level, for appointment September 1, 2019. 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

     The primary responsibilities of this position include teaching courses in piano pedagogy and coordinating practicum teaching experiences for piano pedagogy students.

 

     Applicants for this position should also be prepared to: Further evolve the piano pedagogy program and teach classes related to this area. Pursue an active program of scholarly research and publication in the field of piano pedagogy, especially as it relates to the Moores Lab for Research in Music Education and Pedagogy.  Recruit and retain excellent piano pedagogy students while working toward establishing the Moores School of Music as a leading institution for the study of piano pedagogy.  Serve as the Faculty Affiliate in Piano for the Preparatory and Continuing Studies Division and direct the practicum teaching of pedagogy students. Collaborate with the Coordinator of Class Piano to oversee that area.  Teach applied piano to undergraduate and graduate students, demonstrating a broad knowledge of the piano repertoire. Oversee, working with the Director of the Moores School of Music, renovation and development of the Moores Lab for Research in Music Education and Pedagogy.

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

 

     The emerging piano pedagogy program at the Moores School of Music, combined with its excellent piano performance program, music education program, and collaborative keyboard arts program, offers the complete spectrum of keyboard education to students who hail from all over the world.  With its diverse coursework, scholarly training, and practical application through collaboration with our Preparatory and Continuing Studies Division and outreach opportunities, the piano pedagogy program fulfills an integral role in the success of our school.

 

     With over 500 students and nearly 100 faculty, the Moores School of Music within the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts at the University of Houston seeks to create a community of musical excellence and creativity in one of America’s most culturally-diverse cities.  The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university that offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees in performance as well as varying degrees in performance and pedagogy, conducting, music education, musicology and music theory. The Moores School also offers courses and performance opportunities to the campus and community at large. These programs and initiatives incorporate applied instruction, ensemble performance, and coursework in music history, music theory, aural skills, music technology, research, pedagogy, and conducting.

 

     The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.


     The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


 

 

Qualifications

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Applicants for this position at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music are expected to:

  • have earned a master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited college or university;
  • demonstrate past successes in piano teaching at the pre-college and college levels;
  • be an accomplished pianist with an excellent professional and academic background;
  • have established a visible presence within the field of piano pedagogy at a national level with a history of scholarly presentations and/or publications;
  • have demonstrated excellence in assigned course content areas;
  • demonstrate past successes in piano teaching at the pre-college and college levels; be an accomplished pianist with an excellent professional and academic background; have established a visible presence within the field of piano pedagogy at a national level with a history of scholarly presentations and/or publications; have demonstrated excellence in assigned course content areas;
     

    In addition, applicants for the position are expected to exhibit the following Core Values and demonstrate the Core Competencies listed below:  

     

    Core Values:  

    1.      Dedicated to excellence in the arts ;

    2.      Focused on student success ;

    3.      Team players who are willing to work across disciplines ;

    4.      Problem solvers ;

    5.      Models of integrity and collegiality with a commitment to diversity ;

    6.      Passionate, energetic, and tenacious ;

     

    Core Competencies:  

    1.      The ability to attract resources, including grants or other external sources of support that advance the school’s mission ;

    2.      The ability to grow dynamic degree programs and recruit dynamic, top-tier students;


      Notes to Applicant: ITEMS TO SEND: • The names and contact information of three references who can provide confidential letters of recommendation; recommenders will receive instructions independently on submitting letters electronically. • A teaching video URL; • A solo piano performance URL; Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Candidates will be expected to perform a solo recital of approximately 30 minutes in length as part of the interview process. DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin January 1, 2019 CONTACT: Submit all materials via: http://jobs.uh.edu Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.  
    Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Unofficial Transcripts  
    Employee Status
    : Regular/Benefits 
    Job Posting
    : Nov 20, 2018, 11:11:59 AM
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