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Assistant Professor of Music – Piano Performance

The Department of Music at UMBC seeks an Assistant Professor (full-time, tenure track) in Piano Performance, to begin August 23, 2019. As an active performer, this individual will be responsible for teaching and successfully recruiting piano performance majors, with additional teaching, advising, and service responsibilities assigned based on candidate expertise and departmental needs.

The successful applicant will be an active performer who is experienced in classical and contemporary art music, but who may have expertise in musics of other cultural traditions that reflect the candidate’s areas of interest and abilities. Demonstrated excellence in teaching piano is required. This individual will be a skilled soloist and chamber musician, and will perform with the faculty contemporary ensemble Ruckus as well as in other faculty chamber music performances. A secondary research area is not required, but may include composition, conducting, or music history or theory. Applicants who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion by way of teaching, performing, publishing, or volunteer experiences are urged to submit an application.

Salary competitive. Doctorate preferred, or M.M. with equivalent performance experience required; successful teaching of undergraduate level students or equivalent graduate training is desired. Applicant should send a current CV; a cover letter detailing qualifications and addressing the candidate’s academic, professional, and teaching preparedness; and current contact information for three references. Additionally, all candidates must submit a separate statement addressing their capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds.  Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

For best consideration, please submit all application materials by November 1, 2018 via Interfolio (  Applications will be accepted until filled. For questions, please contact Dr. Lisa Cella, Search Committee Chair, at

Located in the heart of the Baltimore-Washington corridor, the Department of Music is NASM accredited and constituted of a growing diverse and supportive community enrolling 160 undergraduate majors. Housed in the University’s striking new Performing Arts and Humanities Building (2014), the music wing includes a 350-seat performance space with superior acoustics, new 9-foot Steinway grand pianos, and fully equipped recording and keyboard labs.  All tenure-track faculty maintain robust careers in performance, conducting, or composing on the regional, national, and international level, with many having a research focus in contemporary art-music. Some additional areas of interest within the department include teaching artistry, social change through music, culturally-responsive pedagogy, music technology, entrepreneurship, music theory, early music, gospel music, jazz, and music from a diverse array of other cultural traditions. In addition to its undergraduate degrees, the Department offers a post-baccalaureate Certificate in American Contemporary Music.  See for more details.

UMBC, an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity.  We encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.