Lecturer in Piano Sought by NKU School of the Arts

Working Title NKU_SOTA logoNon-Tenure Track Renewable Lecturer in Piano
Department School of the Arts
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.
Purpose of Position The School of the Arts at Northern Kentucky University invites applications for a Non-Tenure-Track Renewable (NTTR) position teaching piano, overseeing the piano pedagogy degree track, and coordinating the keyboard area within the Music Program, beginning Fall 2022. The Piano Pedagogy track is designed to help pianists and teachers develop skills in the art of teaching piano and in operating a financially successful independent teaching studio. Curriculum is structured to the study of teaching materials and approaches for students at all levels and in all age groups from preschool children to adults in retirement. Pedagogy classes are interactive and include teaching demonstrations by faculty and students, guest lectures and field trips to independently owned music schools for observation. Faculty responsibilities include teaching, program and school-level service, and academic mentoring. As a NASM accredited program, teaching responsibilities adhere to loads as prescribed by NASM.

The School of the Arts at Northern Kentucky University offers a wide array of degree programs in the visual and performing arts. The Music Program within the School of the Arts offers a BME in Music Education (Choral/Vocal and Instrumental), a BM in Performance (Instrumental, Jazz Studies, Piano Pedagogy, and Voice) a BM in Composition, and a BA in Music (Liberal Studies and Audio Production). The Music Program is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. See the Music web site at music.nku.edu for additional information.

Located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University is a 14,000-student nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. Greater Cincinnati has one of the most vibrant and multifaceted cultural scenes in the Midwest, with The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Ballet, a large community of working artists, musicians and designers and a variety of theaters. It offers an outstanding quality of life and an affordable cost of living. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, but especially from individuals who contribute to the diversity of our academic community.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Teaching, inventory, scheduling, and curriculum for the class piano course
  • Applied piano instruction
  • Provide leadership for the Bachelor of Music Performance – Piano Pedagogy degree
  • Oversee the piano lab
  • Maintenance and supervision of the department piano inventory
  • Encourage, recruit and retain a diverse student and faculty population
  • Maintain a commitment to excellence in performance
  • Masters degree in piano performance or pedagogy is required. The candidate must have the degree in hand prior to the beginning of the teaching responsibilities or August 2022. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with a Doctorate degree. (PhD – DM – DMA)
  • The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the recruitment and retention of a diverse student and faculty population.
  • The candidate must demonstrate experience in organization and leadership. Additional consideration will be given to teaching and/or leadership responsibilities at the collegiate level.
  • The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to teaching. Applicant must demonstrate an acumen to applied instruction. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with group piano instructional experience.
  • The candidate must demonstrate a high level of performance ability and experience in either piano solo work or accompaniment.

Required materials

  • Letter of application.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae.
  • A statement of personal philosophy to diversity and inclusion. Discuss why they are important to higher education. Where applicable, include examples that demonstrate experience and commitment in promoting and/or fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • A statement on the candidate’s Philosophy of Teaching. Applicants should address an approach to applied instruction, group piano and teaching non-piano majors.
  • A list of 3 references with phone numbers and addresses.
  • Link(s) to performance video(s) or audio recording(s). Special consideration will be given to applicants that demonstrate solo and collaborative recordings.
Minimum Education Master’s Degree
Preferred Education Terminal Degree Appropriate to Discipline
Quick Link https://jobs.nku.edu/postings/11337

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