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Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano and Director of Keyboard Studies
Description Webster University in St. Louis, MO, invites applications for a three-year, Director of Keyboard Studies at the Visiting Assistant Professor level. We seek an innovative, versatile pianist and active performer with a strong background in pedagogy to join our highly collaborative faculty. The ideal candidate will be an engaging and creative teacher who can develop and oversee the keyboard curriculum to include class piano, applied piano instruction, piano pedagogy, and piano literature. Coordination of and assigning students to applied faculty, and recruitment for the keyboard area are important components of the appointee's administrative responsibilities as well.
The successful candidate will engage in student advising and supervise student projects and research. Additional assignments may include teaching courses in support of the music theory/musicology core, chamber music coaching, general education, and other duties assigned by the Chair of the Department of Music. Faculty members are expected to engage in appropriate creative and scholarly endeavors, and to serve the profession and the university.
Teach a minimum of three, 3-credit-hour courses per semester or the equivalent in support of the undergraduate and graduate core curriculum in music as well as other courses that serve the university depending on the candidate's expertise and the needs of the department. This includes teaching applied piano lessons to music majors and non-majors.
Oversee the keyboard area by coordinating class piano instruction, organizing applied lesson assignments for all piano students, coordinating and participating in piano juries, serving on student recital committees, evaluating audition materials, and administering piano placements.
Advise undergraduate students.
Participate in departmental assessment activities.
Participate in continued development of core curriculum.
Participate in regular departmental reviews of students including entrance, ongoing, and end-of-program reviews.
Serve the department and the university through committee work and other opportunities, which includes but is not limited to assisting adjuncts; recruitment and retention activities; university-level program assessments; outreach and promotion.
Location: Webster Groves Campus-WEBG
Minimum Qualifications Earned doctorate in music or significant professional accomplishment and experience.
Preferred Qualifications Candidates with significant collegiate teaching experience.
Department Music Department-MUSC
Special Instructions For Applicant Applicants should provide: (1) a letter of interest which addresses theidentified area of expertise and qualifications, (2) a current CV, (3) a list of references.
Physical Demands Within the normal range of a normal academic setting.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to ensuring high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.