Job Details

University of Hartford
  • Position Number: 2109170
  • Location: West Hartford, CT
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Music

The Hartt School of the University of Hartford is pleased to announce a new full-time, tenure track position in Piano. This Associate Professor position will begin in August of 2021. In addition to teaching piano lessons to undergraduate and graduate students, there is also the opportunity to teach other keyboard related courses within the curriculum.

The primary responsibility of this position is teaching private piano lessons at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Other potential curricular courses to be taught could include any of the following: Piano Pedagogy, Accompanying, Keyboard Repertoire and Chamber Music. There will also be opportunities to teach in our innovative University Interdisciplinary Studies program.

The successful candidate will contribute to student recruitment and retention as well as curriculum development and assessment. Full-time duties also include adjudicating auditions and juries, advising students, attending faculty meetings and serving on departmental, school and university committees.
Additionally, the ideal candidate will be expected to remain active in performance, pedagogical, or other creative/scholarly pursuits and to seek opportunities for peer review and publication.

Required Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree is the minimal requirement. Additional requirements include either a graduate degree or diploma with ample professional performing and teaching experience or an extraordinary performance career with teaching experience. Teaching experience is preferred at the collegiate level. Performing experience should include solo recital and concerto repertoire. In addition, experience with chamber music and ensemble playing is advantageous. Excellent teaching, artistry, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Candidates should show a willingness and ability to employ some technology in teaching. The commitment and ability to recruit new undergraduate and graduate students is crucial.

The University of Hartford offers the personal attention associated with a small college enhanced by the expertise, breadth and intellectual excitement of a university. Students at the University of Hartford find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. The full text of our academic mission can be seen at The University of Hartford is located within the greater Hartford area, which is rich in cultural and recreational activities, and is a short drive from metropolitan Boston and New York.

The Hartt School offers accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in music, dance and theatre. The Hartt School is a school of performing arts within a mid-size university setting. The Hartt School has a total enrollment of 400 undergraduate and 115 graduate students served by 46 full-time and 105 part-time faculty, with a 12:1 faculty to student ratio.

The University of Hartford employs full-time faculty who bring significant skills, experience, knowledge and empathy to recruit, inspire, support and retain our diverse student body now and in the future. At least 34% of our undergraduate students are from minority groups who are U.S. citizens, an increasing number of these students are the first in their families to attend college, and all of our students need to be prepared to thrive in and contribute to a diverse society. Candidates for faculty positions should include in their materials a short essay demonstrating that they are conversant with some of the literature on inclusive pedagogy, culturally responsive teaching, and so on, and describing how their teaching practice could meet the needs of the diverse population of students at the University of Hartford, focusing, in particular, on pedagogical approaches that support student success for those who are new to college and/or whose cultural background includes experience with systemic oppression due to race, gender, or other factors. If relevant, candidates should also comment on research, scholarship, or creative activity that will contribute to the diversity, equity and inclusion goals to which the University of Hartford is committed. In addition, since the University is committed to anti-racism, candidates should demonstrate in their statements knowledge of what it means to be anti-racist and, if possible, to provide example of their own anti-racist values and actions. It is recommended that candidates approach this statement thoughtfully and use specific examples to illustrate their diversity statement. A review of applicant diversity statements will precede that of any other application materials.

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The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply. The University of Hartford is committed to anti-racist values and actions; candidates should provide examples of their anti-racist values and actions.

The University of Hartford is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V.

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