Assistant or Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Group Piano, College Conservatory of Music

University of Cincinnati
Main Campus

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Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music invites applications for Assistant/Associate Professor of Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy. We seek a teacher of piano pedagogy and group piano to join a program long known for the nurturing and development of generations of exceptional teachers and musicians. We seek to cultivate a collaborative atmosphere in our music programs and to contribute to the academic community, through teaching, research, service, and working to build relationships with other departments within the College and the University.

Essential Functions

• Teach graduate and undergraduate piano pedagogy, and pedagogy related courses according to the needs of the department and College.
• Coordinate the group piano program.
• Mentor graduate teaching assistants.
• Establish a record of teaching, creative activity, and research productivity in national and international venues, demonstrated through national and international presentations, receiving grants and being published in pedagogy-related magazines.
• Serve on undergraduate and graduate committees, including D.M.A./PhD doctoral committees and lecture-recital committees, participate in doctoral document advising, and provide mentorship to students.

Minimum Requirements

Prior to effective date of appointment, all of the following:

  • Doctoral Degree (D.M.A., D.M., or PhD) in piano pedagogy, piano performance, or a related field.
  • Five academic years of collegiate teaching in piano pedagogy.
Application Process

For full consideration, please complete and online application and submit:

  • Letter of application that may address examples of the candidate’s approach to teaching, inclusive excellence, research, service, graduate student mentorship
  • Complete curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for five to seven professional references

Note: Documentary evidence (e.g., video recordings, class materials, teaching evaluations) of piano pedagogy and/or group piano teaching success will be requested from finalists at a later date.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 9, 2024, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range of $68,000 - $78,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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