Job Information

University of Utah Assistant Professor in Collaborative Piano in Salt Lake City, Utah

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Department 00078 - School of Music

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2022


RANK / SALARY : Assistant Professor, tenure-track / salary commensurate with candidate’s credentials and experience.

DUTIES : (1) Maintain a record of performances that indicates continuing growth and national/international visibility; (2) In addition to studio-piano teaching, oversee the graduate Collaborative Piano program, and other teaching assignments in support of the needs of the School of Music; (3) collaborate musically and artistically, both within and outside of the university, and in the local community; (4) supervise undergraduate recitals, graduate recitals, and DMA documents; (5) recruit and advise undergraduate and graduate piano majors; (6) contribute to the coordination and advancement of the piano curriculum; (7) participate on committees, including doctoral committees; (8) perform other appropriate college, university, and professional service.

QUALIFICATIONS : (1) An outstanding performer with an earned doctorate in Collaborative Piano or its equivalent in professional experience; (2) demonstrated evidence of successful applied teaching at the university level; (3) artist-level collaborative performer. In addition to a vibrant solo/chamber concert career, commercial recordings and/or being under professional management are desirable. Experience in community-engaged teaching, (such as at outreach/preparatory schools) will be highly valued in the successful candidate. We are seeking an accomplished and creative musician with a national/international reputation in collaborative performance, who demonstrates every promise of attaining professional distinction, as defined in our retention, promotion, and tenure guidelines. . The strongest candidates will recognize that music has strong potential for social change through engagement with underrepresented communities, and their work will reflect this. The School of Music seeks to create a diverse and inclusive, rigorous and responsible environment that reaches across disciplines to foster highly adaptive creators and thinkers.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

MATERIALS TO SUBMIT : The letter of application (cover letter), CV (including the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3 to 5 persons who can provide references), 3 confidential letters of recommendation (uploaded directly by recommenders), a succinct teaching philosophy statement (which should address experiences with and/or strategies for mentoring a diverse student body), and (unofficial) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be submitted electronically. On the cover letter, please submit a link ( URL ) to a 60-minute video of unedited recent solo/chamber performances; separate links to individual unedited videos totaling 60 minutes are also acceptable. The video(s) should include 30 minutes of solo repertoire, and 30 minutes of chamber music performance including instrumental and vocal works. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Candidates should complete their online application prior to January 10, 2022 to ensure full consideration. Candidates who proceed to the final level will be required to participate in a routine criminal background check and to provide official transcripts. For more information, or to suggest nominations for this position, please contact professors Kirstin Chávez at and Ning Lu at , co-chairs of the search committee. Do not send other materials unless requested. The appointment is subject to available funding.

Open Date 11/08/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00792CF

Type Faculty