The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a non-tenure-track, 10-month Lecturer of Piano in the Department of Music beginning August 15, 2020. This position is a one-year contract that will carry a load of four courses (or equivalent) per semester (Fall and Spring).
Qualifications: Doctorate in piano (DMA or DM in piano performance, piano pedagogy, or collaborative piano) completed by June 30, 2020. Extensive teaching experience in applied piano lessons on the undergraduate and graduate student level. Evidence of an active solo and collaborative performance career. Preference given to candidates who demonstrate strong teaching skills, exceptional musicianship and a commitment to teaching at a university with a strong liberal arts foundation with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Desired additional qualification to teach classes in the areas of music history and culture, music theory, and music education.
Teach private lessons at the undergraduate and graduate level. Class instruction could include keyboard literature, piano pedagogy, keyboard harmony and sight-reading, accompanying and class piano. Advise graduate research papers as needed. Based on departmental needs, additional teaching assignments might include classes in music education, music theory, and music history and culture. Attend keyboard juries, student recitals, and audition days, and participate in departmental recruitment activities. Actively engage in the shared governance of the university, college and department.
Department of Music:
The Department of Music (www.towson.edu/music) is committed to fostering a learning community that mirrors the face of the population surrounding the campus, regionally and statewide. The department enrolls a diverse student population of approximately 260 students, served by 27 full-time and over 50 part-time faculty. The Department of Music offers comprehensive degree programs in Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts, and minors in Music and Music Industry. The Department of Music is accredited by NASM and is housed in the University’s Center for the Arts.
Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.
Review of applications will begin on March 20, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. A complete digital application includes: 1) letter of application, including a narrative addressing the applicant’s qualifications and ability to fulfill the expectations of the position; 2) a statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and community engagement (one page); 3) current curriculum vitae; 4) three  confidential letters of recommendation written within the past two years (sent via email in PDF format by the recommender or by dossier service; 5) transcripts (official transcripts needed if interviewed); 6) MP3 audio recording of 2 contrasting solo piano and 1 collaborative work, performed by the applicant within the past 2 years and sent as a web-link to a streaming video site such as YouTube or Vimeo.; 7) video of a 15 minute piano lesson teaching sample sent as a web-link to a streaming video site such as YouTube or Vimeo. Additional material may be requested at a later time.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/employment/resources/data.htmlto complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is COFAC-3357L.
Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).