Position Description: The University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music seeks a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Practice in Piano to teach applied piano and in related areas of pedagogy, literature, and chamber music. The successful candidate will lead undergraduate and graduate courses in a range of settings and support a comprehensive piano area program designed to serve students in their future pursuits.
The successful candidate will be a superb pianist, pedagogue and educator, one willing and able to work in concert with colleagues to sustain an innovative applied program dedicated to students. The incumbent will develop strong and supportive relationships with area piano teachers in the region, many of whom are Pacific alumni, and will be regarded as an inspired mentor for students of all ages. The candidate will be well versed in current applied music pedagogy approaches, well grounded in the histories of keyboard music in an array of settings including the present era, and will be deeply committed to preparing our students for their future careers.
In addition, the successful candidate will be able to engage in curriculum development, provide leadership in the areas of recruitment of excellent student musicians, and demonstrate a clear ability to inspire, motivate, and advise students. The successful candidate will maintain an active performing schedule, and will demonstrate an unflagging commitment to inclusion in their concert programming and in their pedagogy
The successful candidate will sustain a record of accomplishment as a teacher, performer, and in service to Pacific and to the candidate's professional fields. The appointment will commence in the Fall of 2020 and is anticipated to be offered for an initial three-year term. Appointment may be renewable for successive rolling three-year terms based upon evaluation of the incumbent.
As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, Pacific's Conservatory values a diverse faculty and staff.
Basic Qualifications: A DMA in Performance, or the equivalent in professional experience
Additional Qualifications: Collegiate level teaching experience; a record of successful studio teaching, recruitment, and retention; publications and/or a record of achievement as a concert pianist, collaborative pianist, and/or chamber musician; a record of engagement with the music of our time as well as with music of the common practice period.
Physical Requirements: Frequent sitting and computer use. Occasional walking, standing, bending, kneeling and use of phone. Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs. Work Environment/Work Week/Travel Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment with use of computer and phone. Work performed during standard business hours between 8AM and 5PM. Occasional overtime required to meet critical business deadlines. May require some nights and weekends
Special Instructions: Cover letter, curriculum vita, links to videos of candidate, ideally in teaching and performance settings, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference which include statements supporting the candidates fit for the position; and contact information for two additional references whom may be contacted by the search committee. Review of applications will begin on 12/15/19, and will continue until the position is filled.
University of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. Our student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while our distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day.
University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. The breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study. Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Total university enrollment is nearly 7,000, with 3,757 undergraduates in an average class size of 19 and a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. Eighty-seven percent of students come from California, with 35 other states and 25 foreign countries also represented.