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Music: Piano, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

Music – Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of  Music/Piano beginning in August of the 2018-2019 academic year. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus.  Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.

Responsibilities: Teach applied piano and music theory.  Serve as collaborative pianist for faculty and student performances.  Additional responsibilities may include class piano, piano literature and pedagogy, music appreciation and general studies in music, or other areas of specialization according to the candidate’s qualifications and departmental needs.  Participation in recruitment and activities of the Department and the College is expected.
Expectations: Evidence of successful applied piano and classroom teaching.  Strong technical and musical skills as solo and collaborative performance artist.  Ability to coordinate with colleagues in the music department and across campus.  Commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates in a liberal arts setting.

Qualifications: Doctorate preferred, ABD considered.  Teaching experience at the collegiate level preferred.  Record of solo and collaborative performances required.  We encourage applicants with demonstrated success working with diverse populations.

Rank/Salary: Assistant Professor, commensurate with background, degree, and experience.  This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position.  The college places a high priority on creating an environment supportive of the promotion of ethnic minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.


Details about Augustana College, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website: http://www.augustanafaculty.org. Questions may be directed to the the co-chair of the Music Department, Dr. Michael Zemek at michaelzemek@augustana.edu .  Review of applications will begin November 20, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. 

To apply, please email application materials to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu using the subject line: Search #110-18 Music/Piano, and directed to Gail Summer. Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: Search #110-18 Music/Piano, C/O Gail Summer, Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201.  Application materials should include: a cover letter indicating an interest in and understanding of teaching in a liberal arts setting, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, recordings of piano performances including solo and collaborative examples if possible (online links preferred or DVD/CDs may be submitted with materials), 2-3 copies of performance programs,  a teaching statement demonstrating commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three letters of recommendation (including contact information).
Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds.  We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed.

Augustana’s Department of Music is known for its excellent performance and study opportunities for both music and non-music majors; an extensive faculty of performers and scholars dedicated to teaching musicians; a strong curriculum of applied music, musicianship, music teacher preparation, academic coursework in the liberal arts setting, and a large variety of ensembles with nearly a quarter of Augustana’s students participating in them.  The department encourages close connections with professors and peers, and sponsors guest performers and master classes, ensemble tours, music internships and work-study option in a variety of music venues. Augustana emphasizes the connection between music and the liberal arts.  The department offers four majors leading toward a Bachelor of Arts degree:  the major in music, the major in music performance, the major in music education, and the major in composition.  In addition, the department offers a minor in music and in jazz.  Requirements for majors in music and in music performance meet the standards of the National Association of Schools of Music.  The music education major meets standards from both the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Commission of Accreditation of Teacher Education. 

Review of applications will begin will begin November 20, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

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