Position responsibilities include teaching all applied piano levels and chamber music to undergraduate and graduate students; maintain a nationally and internationally prominent performance / research career; contribute to the enhancement of all facets of the keyboard Studies Division; contribute to the academic and service environments that are characteristic to a conservatory within a university; and enrich the cultural environment of the Kansas City metropolitan community.
Demonstrated highly successful experience teaching piano in a university setting; strong evidence of the ability to recruit and retain excellent students; significant record of national and international scholarly/creative activity; doctoral degree in piano performance or equivalent professional experience.
Full Time/Part Time
Full-time, benefits eligible.
Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Materials to be submitted online: Application form; application letter; and curriculum vitae, including educational background, previous academic appointments, and artistic credentials. See position posting at UMKC Human Resources website at http://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/ , use keyword 'piano'.
Supporting materials: Please have three of your references send confidential letters of recommendation directly to Carol Dale firstname.lastname@example.org or to:
UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance
417 Olson PAC
4949 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
Review of applicants: Review of application materials will begin on October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
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The Conservatory of Music and Dance at University of Missouri – Kansas City is seeking applicants for our esteemed Jack Strandberg / Missouri Endowed Chair of Piano faculty position at Professor rank. This is a 9-month, full-time, Tenured/Tenure-Track, benefits eligible position.
UMKC commands a leadership role in the Life and Health Sciences in the Kansas City metro area. We are a comprehensive urban university with nationally recognized programs in health sciences, the arts, and in business/urban affairs.
For more than a century, the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City has been a leader in creating the city's cultural riches and in extending UMKC's reach nationally and internationally. Focused upon creativity, performance, scholarship and learning in the arts, the Conservatory is, at heart, a community of warm and fiercely dedicated people.
Excellence, Access, and Innovation are guiding principles at the Conservatory.
Excellence: More than 100 faculty and staff guide 600 students through a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs. The Conservatory presents 500+ events per year, including recitals, master classes, concerts, workshops, and main stage productions. A distinguished group of artists, scholars, and educators, our faculty are passionate about art and dedicated to helping students create their place in a changing world.
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