Assistant Professor

Mississippi State University

United States

February 15, 2022


Assistant Professor

Apply now Job no: 503568 Position type: Full-Time 9-Month Department: 052700 - Department of Music Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Faculty Position Open Date: Jan 11 2022

Position Function:

Teaching group piano, applied piano for music majors and minors, and piano pedagogy courses, as well as other courses as assigned.

Salary Grade: UC

For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

Mississippi State University is a comprehensive land grant institution ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Very High Research Activity University. The university is a member of the Southeastern Conference, and the fall 2019 enrollment was 22,226. The Department of Music is part of the College of Education and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

See https:// for more information about the department. Located partly in and adjacent to Starkville, a city of about 25,000 residents, MSU is served by the nearby Golden Triangle Regional Airport, which has daily connections to Atlanta.

Area of Specialization:

Group Piano/Piano

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2022

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure-Track Position

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Teach applied piano for music majors and minors, group piano and piano pedagogy courses, as well as other courses as assigned. • Coordinate the group piano classes, instructors and curriculum. • Sustain a high-profile research/creative professional visibility through publications and regional, national, and/or international presentations and/or performance. • Engage in recruitment by developing relationships with piano teachers and students in the area, state, and neighbor states. • Work collaboratively with colleagues to develop and expand the keyboard area. • Perform as a soloist and/or collaborative pianist with other colleagues in the department on local, regional concerts. • Maintain an active membership in MTNA-MMTA-GTMF, and other keyboard pedagogy associations: NCKP and GP3. • Propose and teach classes, as applicable, in a secondary area. • Participate in university, college, and departmental committees, service and recruiting activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A completed doctorate in piano/piano pedagogy. • Two or more years of college-level teaching experience with applied piano, group piano, and piano pedagogy courses. • Successful recruiting experience. • Commitment to working with a diverse student body. • Presentations and publications on pedagogical topics. • A secondary area of expertise is desirable such as jazz piano, music technology, harpsichord, or organ.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply: https://

Please contact the search chair if you encounter difficulties uploading the following files: • A letter of application addressing how the candidate fulfills the required qualifications for the position. • At least three recommendation letters. (Submit as one file or email directly from the writer to search committee chair.) • Unofficial transcripts from all earned degrees. (Submit as one file. Social Security numbers should be redacted) • A current curriculum vitae, with the following: (Submit as one file.) o Additional list of five references, including telephone and email contact information. o Links to audio and video recorded performances. o Links to video of teaching group piano and piano lessons. Online links should be embedded in the PDF document and should be accessible by direct link (e.g. no further registration is required), through domains such as YouTube/Vimeo/Soundcloud or through file sharing services like Dropbox or Google Drive.

Application Deadline • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the application is filled. • To ensure full consideration, submit all materials by February 15, 2022.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

What do I do if I need an accommodation?

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Advertised: Jan 11 2022 Central Standard Time Applications close:

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