Assistant Professor or Instructor of Piano

Duluth, Minnesota
Jun 20, 2018
Jul 20, 2018
Job opening ID: 324400
Education, Other
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

The University of Minnesota Duluth, Department of Music seeks a versatile and experienced collaborative pianist and teacher for a one-year full-time term position with possibility of renewal beginning August 20, 2018.  Primary duties of this position will be to teach courses to a diverse group of students at the undergraduate and graduate level to include applied piano, piano class, piano pedagogy, collaborative piano, accompanying and other courses as needed in areas of expertise; perform as collaborative and solo pianist for the department; oversee the Master of Music in Performance with emphases in Collaborative Piano degree program and assign graduate teaching assistant accompanying duties; undertake outreach/recruiting activities and develop strategies to build enrollment in the piano performance program at the undergraduate and graduate level; and work effectively with music colleagues and professional organizations.  Service to the Music Department, School of Fine Arts and University of Minnesota is also expected.

Required Qualifications: Minimum qualifications for this position include a completed Master's degree in piano performance or collaborative piano; record of success as a teacher of applied piano (minimum two years full time teaching); record of success as a collaborative pianist; recognition and accomplishment as a professional pianist; and a record of success working collaboratively with faculty colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications: : Preferred qualifications include a completed Doctorate degree in piano performance or collaborative piano; record of success as a teacher of applied piano (minimum three years full time teaching experience at the collegiate level); record of success as a collaborative pianist (minimum 3 years professional collaborative piano experience including accompanying and vocal coaching); recognition and accomplishment as a professional pianist at the national/international level and a record of success working collaboratively with faculty colleagues. 

Applications must be submitted online.  For a complete position description and information on how to apply, go to and search for job opening 324400.              

Complete applications must include:

1) Letter of application responding to the requirements of the position

2) Curriculum vitae/resume

3) Contact information of a minimum of three professional references

4) Statement of Teaching Philosophy

5) Statement of Diversity

6) Unofficial transcript(s) of the highest degree received (official transcripts will be required at time of interview)

7) Links to on-line recordings representative of performances including instrumental/vocal accompanying and solo classical performances.

The cover letter and CV/resume will be attached during the application process. First, submit the application and then return to the “My Activities” page to attach the additional documents. 

Completed online applications will be considered beginning July 11, 2018. This position will remain open until filled.

Please send any inquiries to:

Professor Rachel Inselman

Piano Search Chair

1201 Ordean Court – 212 H

Duluth, MN  55812


If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the University of Minnesota Disability Specialist at 612-624-3316.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Individuals from underrepresented groups and US military veterans are encouraged to apply.

If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact MSRS or PERA for any eligibility limitations.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.