Teaching Faculty –Coordinator Of Piano And Collaborative Piano

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Job description

Plymouth, NH

Department: PSU Music Theatre & Dance [PAMUS1]

Summary of Position

The Music Program at Plymouth State University invites candidates to apply for the a non-tenure track, full time, benefited Teaching Faculty position as Coordinator of Piano and Collaborative Piano beginning August, 2019. The teaching load is 30 to 32 credit hours per year. This is a 9-month, benefitted, non-tenure track position, renewable annually based on performance and need, promotion eligible. The candidate will also be expected to advise undergraduate students and provide service to the university.

Part of the Fine and Performing Arts Academic Unit at Plymouth State, the Music Program offers the BS degree in Music Education and BA degree in Music, as well as participating in the delivery of the BA Theatre Arts degree in Music Theatre Performance. The Program also offers a minor in Music, as well as coursework that can be applied toward Interdisciplinary Studies majors. In addition to its academic degrees, the Program sponsors several groups that provide students from across campus with opportunities to perform.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

  • Master of Music degree completed by date of appointment
  • Minimum of 3 years of collaborative piano experience at professional and/or college level
  • Evidence of a wide range of collaborative piano teaching and coaching skills in vocal and instrumental repertoire
  • Proven record of excellence in private piano instruction
  • Experience in teaching group functional piano classes
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellence as a performer
  • Excellent sight reading skills
  • Active participation in state and national professional organizations,
  • Evidence of positive networking within the pianist community.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching at the college level
  • Interest in music technology
  • Familiarity with the use of learning management systems such as Moodle
  • Experience in musical theatre direction and/or conducting

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Faculty Information
Renewable (Please specify below)

If Renewable or Number of years, please specify
Annual Appointment

Type of Position
Contract Faculty

Appointment Type: Regular

This position is responsible for the supervision of
Students

Special Requirements
A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Oversee and coordinate scheduling of all collaborative pianists
  • Serve as collaborative pianist for students in music, music education, and musical theatre performance
  • Oversee piano curriculum
  • Coordinate tuning and maintenance of all pianos
  • Recruit students
  • Oversight of PSU student chapters
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with area pianists and teachers, and university/community constituents
  • Interest in Innovative approaches for teaching group piano and preparing k-12 music teachers
  • Teaching classes in:
    • Group piano
    • Collaborative piano
    • Private studio lessons

How to apply

Apply online

Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is otherwise closed at the University’s discretion.

Applicants should be prepared to provide the contact information for three professional references and upload the following documents when applying online:

  • Letter of application outlining background and qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy statement
  • Copies of graduate transcripts
  • Three (3) current professional written letters of recommendation*

*Request for recommendation letters are automated and will be sent out at the time application. Applicants will be required to provide contact name and email address for references.

Posting Number/Job Order #: PF0259FY19

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Plymouth State University is a regional comprehensive university offering a rich, student-focused learning environment with an enrollment of approximately 4,300 undergraduate and approximately 3,000 graduate students.