Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Academic Posting: Assistant/Associate Professor of Collaborative Piano, University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Dr. Karen Beres sends along the following information regarding an Assistant/Associate Professor opening at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts:

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is accepting applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Collaborative Piano. The School of Music prepares students for professional careers and has a twofold goal: to enable them to attain their highest musical aspirations and to prepare them to succeed in a highly competitive profession. This full-time and multi-year contract position will begin August 1, 2014. Starting rank will be determined based on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Responsibilities will include recruiting and teaching graduate collaborative piano majors; teaching undergraduate collaborative piano courses; providing leadership in the collaborative piano area, which includes managing staff and student collaborative pianists; performing with faculty and students; and engaging in research/creative activities. Other duties will be assigned by the Dean based on the candidate’s interests and areas of expertise.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Two years of experience teaching collaborative piano at the graduate and/or undergraduate level, or significant professional experience 
  • Earned doctorate/terminal degree in music OR an equivalent combination of professional experience and education
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as an active recruiter of qualified students for the School of Music 
  • Significant accomplishment as a professional performing artist and clinician • Demonstrated effectiveness as a teacher of students of varying backgrounds from high school through graduate levels 
  • Expertise in other areas that support the mission of the School of Music
About the UNC School of the Arts:
A constituent campus of the University of North Carolina, The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established as the North Carolina School of the Arts by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from high school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is the state’s only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts.

Review of applications will begin April 1, 2014 and will continue until position is filled. To apply, please visit employment.uncsa.edu to file electronic application and upload letter of intent, CV, repertoire list, and names and contact information for three references. Further materials may be requested at a later date.

Criminal background check and transcripts of final degree required as a condition of employment. UNCSA is an AA/EO employer.

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