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Visiting Assistant Professor, Music (Collaborative Piano Instrumental)

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Position Details

Title Visiting Assistant Professor, Music (Collaborative Piano Instrumental)
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Jacobs School of Music
Position Summary

The IU Jacobs School of Music seeks a candidate for a full-time two-year post-doctoral position as collaborative pianist/coach with experience in a broad range of instrumental repertoire (strings, woodwinds, brass) for the academic years 2018-19 and 2019-20. Duties will be flexible, depending on the candidate’s interests and areas of expertise. Additionally, the position includes performing as collaborative partner with faculty, guest artists and students,
and coaching collaborative projects involving piano students and their assigned partners.
In the fall semester 2016, the Jacobs School of Music created a new Chamber and Collaborative Music Department, in which the post-doctoral position now resides. Post-doctoral scholars will be expected to contribute to the development of the activities in the new department.
The search and screen committee may recommend the hiring of two candidates under this posting.

Basic Qualifications

A completed doctorate in collaborative piano, or equivalent training in an academic institution outside the United States, is required at the time of appointment. Consideration will be given to applicants with a doctoral degree in piano performance if they have extensive collaborative experience. Candidates must have completed their training or have received the doctorate from an institution other than Indiana University preferably by May 31, 2018, but no later than
August 1, 2018, and no earlier than five years prior to their appointment. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of artistic accomplishment and technical keyboard skills, fluency in sight-reading, ability to coach pianists in collaborative settings, a lively intellectual and musical curiosity and good organizational skills.

Department Contact for Questions

Cecilia Fleming,, (812) 855-5541

Additional Qualifications

A complete application consists of a letter of application, curriculum vitae (to include experience in teaching/coaching collaborative activities), a document no more than two pages in length describing the applicant’s research-creative professional development goals, a complete list of instrumental collaborative repertoire, and Web links to a minimum of three high-quality video recordings of live performances with a variety of instrumentalists and repertoire. Applicants will be required to provide the name, title, email address and telephone contact for three professional references. An email message with instructions about uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers immediately after submitting the application.
If assistance is needed in the completing the application, contact Cecilia Fleming at

Salary and Rank Visiting Assistant Professor. Salary will be $42,700 with an annual $2000 research and travel budget. The position carries eligibility for the health and retirement benefits available to all Indiana University full-time faculty.
Special Instructions
For Best Consideration Date 01/01/2018
Expected Start Date 08/01/2018
OAA # 21712-01

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Applicant Documents

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  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
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