Instructor of Collaborative Piano

Location: 

UNIVERSITY, MS, US, 38677-1848

Department:  Music (10000884)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU > connectu.olemiss.edu

Position Description

Instructor of Collaborative Piano
The University of Mississippi invites applications for the faculty position (non-tenure track) of Instructor of Collaborative Piano in the Department of Music in the College of Liberal Arts.

 

Responsibilities: Collaborate with instrumental and vocal area students for the following degree-required activities: applied lessons, studio classes, instrumental and vocal area meetings, departmental student recitals, masterclasses, degree recitals with recital hearings, end-of-semester juries, and teach other courses as assigned. Duties also include organizing and maintaining a detailed schedule of appointments with effective written and verbal communication for the activities listed above. Collaborative piano placements will be determined in coordination with the Professor of Collaborative Piano.

 

Benefits
The University of Mississippi pays for the health insurance of employees who hold positions that are at least half-time.
 

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates for the position must have earned a Master of Music degree in Piano or Collaborative Piano, an equivalent degree, or have demonstrated equivalent experience. The successful candidate will possess strong sight-reading skills. Evidence of a secondary area of teaching is desirable, e.g., music theory, music history/literature, class piano, etc.

 

Application Procedures
Please visit careers.olemiss.edu to submit an online application with the University of Mississippi. Applications should include: (1) a current C.V., (2) current contact information for 3 references, (3) a document with active links to recent live performances (video preferred) that illustrate instrumental and vocal collaborations, and (4) a comprehensive collaborative piano repertoire list (instrumental, vocal, chamber ensemble). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately.

 

About the Music Department
The University of Mississippi Department of Music’s mission is to prepare students for professional careers by offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education and performance, master’s degrees in choral conducting, collaborative piano, musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory, and a PhD in Music Education. Students entering our programs become part of a vibrant community led by a distinguished faculty, with 25 full-time and 12 adjunct members dedicated to teaching, research, and performance. Our students (more than 150 majors) receive the rigorous individual attention necessary to develop their full potential in our newly-renovated music building. As a department within the College of Liberal Arts, we are also committed to offering stimulating courses and performance opportunities for non-majors.

Position Details

Appointment (Appointment: 9 Month, beginning in August 2023)

Assignment Type (Non-Tenure Track)

Application Procedures

Combine the documents into two individual documents and utilize the "cover letter" and "resume" upload feature.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.

 

Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.

 

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

 

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.