Faculty Position opening: Assistant or Associate Professor of Piano


The Department of Music at Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in piano to begin August 1, 2020.

  • Position: Assistant or Associate Professor of the Practice of Music, non-tenure-track
  • Duties: Teach undergraduate piano and chamber music; perform and participate actively in the profession; engage in the activities and responsibilities of regular rank faculty in the Department of Music.
  • Qualifications: Candidates should have an established career as a pianist and should demonstrate consistent and creative pursuit of excellence as a performer. The successful candidate will be an inspiring and resourceful teacher who can work with students at a variety of levels. Significant activity as both a solo pianist and chamber musician will be important.

The committee seeks an outstanding performer and versatile colleague who can further the artistic and intellectual goals of Duke’s Music Department. Depth and engagement in a particular area, for example contemporary or historical music performance, improvisation, imaginative pedagogy, or community engagement, will be an advantage. The Music Department welcomes applicants who can contribute to the department’s vision and advocate for the value of music in the 21st century.

A Doctoral degree, or equivalent professional experience, is required. This is a non-tenure-track position with renewable appointment. Rank will be determined by the candidate’s experience.

Application is made through Academic Jobs On Line, #14884. Candidates should submit a letter of application addressed to the Chair, Piano Search Committee, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references (for requesting letters of recommendation).

The committee invites applicants to submit examples (audio or video) of both solo and ensemble playing as links (URLs labled as to content and printed on a single pdf) in the online application. If no links are available, CDs or DVDs may be mailed to: Piano Search Committee, Department of Music, Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665.

Applications received by November 12, 2019 are guaranteed full consideration. However, the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Duke’s Department of Music offers the B.A. in Music within a liberal arts setting, the A.M. in Performance Practice, and the A.M. and Ph.D. in Musicology, Composition, and Ethnomusicology. The graduate program encourages students to explore wide-ranging interests encompassing music history and theory, ethnomusicology, composition, and performance practice. Further information is included at www.music.duke.edu.

Duke University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We value diversity in all of its many facets and meanings.