WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
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DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
Assistant Professor of Piano/Theory
Applicants are invited for the position of Assistant Professor of Piano/Theory in the Department of Music at Western Kentucky University. The department currently has 21 full-time and 18 part-time faculty and enrolls over 200 undergraduate majors and 25 graduate students. Degrees offered include the Bachelor of Music in Performance and in Music Education, a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Music, and Master of Music degrees in Music Education, Conducting, and Pedagogy. The department has recently enjoyed a construction boom with a $21M renovation of the 1000-seat Van Meter Hall, construction of a $9M Music Rehearsal Hall adjacent to the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center and renovation of existing space to create a new Percussion Suite. A fully accredited member of NASM since 1948, the department is progressive and highly active with a history of excellence.
The department seeks to hire a colleague to teach undergraduate/graduate applied piano and music theory/ear-training courses, and maintain an active schedule of performing and recruiting. Additional teaching areas will be determined by departmental needs and the candidate’s strengths.
Applicants for this position must hold a doctorate, with highly developed skills in piano performance and applied studio teaching. Applicants should also possess strong skills in music theory and ear training, with evidence of significant graduate-level study and course work in theory. Candidates for the position should provide evidence of significant performing experience as a recital soloist and chamber musician, teaching experience with college-level applied music and classroom theory, and successful strategies with recruitment and retention of college students.
Review of applications will begin February 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will be expected to begin on August 15, 2013.
To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, an unedited CD or DVD of a live solo performance, a DVD of an applied piano lesson, three current letters of reference (under separate cover), and official transcripts to:
Chair of the Search Committee – Piano/Theory
Department of Music
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #41029
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Potential applicants are invited to learn more about our department at http://www.wku.edu/music/ 
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.