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Assistant Professor of Piano

Effective Date: August 8, 2018



  1. MA/MM in piano performance, collaborative piano, or piano pedagogy; MME with emphasis in piano or piano pedagogy also acceptable
  2. Previous university-level teaching and performing experience
  3. Energetic commitment to program-building
  4. Thorough knowledge of keyboard literature and keyboard pedagogy
  5. Ability to work successfully with diverse populations within the University setting
  6. Strong background in collaborative piano and ensemble accompaniment


  1. DM or DMA in piano performance, piano pedagogy, or collaborative piano
  2. Experience with organ performance and pedagogy
  3. Ability to coach vocal soloists and ensembles, as well as chamber instrumental ensembles
  4. Performance versatility in multiple genres in addition to classical, including jazz/blues, pop, gospel, and contemporary commercial is strongly desired


  1. Individual piano instruction; organ instruction if applicable
  2. Accompany the Choral Camerata and Choral Union (the successful candidate will be encouraged to train and utilize qualified students to assist with accompanying roles, and to mentor them in the art of collaborative piano)
  3. Accompany students as needed for the Music Performance Class
  4. Teach piano lab and music theory as needed, and other courses as appropriate
  5. Successfully recruit piano students from a diverse student population and also the surrounding region
  6. Engage in independent professional activity/scholarly research on local, regional, and national levels
  7. Fulfill Departmental and University responsibilities as assigned

The University of West Alabama challenges its students to "Do Something that Matters." The music program at UWA exists to multiply professional and amateur musicians who "Do Music that Matters." Our degree program is flexible, preparing students with differing music interests for music occupations and life activities that may be pursued full-time, part-time, or avocationally. We seek to produce not only graduates that are excellent performing artists, educators, and technicians, but graduates equipped with leadership, communication, and business skills in order to succeed in a diverse and radically changing musical world.

Salary: Dependent upon credentials; includes excellent benefits package

Application Deadline: Review of applications begins May 13, 2018, and continues until position is filled

To Apply:

Send materials listed below to

Dr. Mark Davis, Dean

College of Liberal Arts

The University of West Alabama

Station 59

Livingston, AL 35470 

1. A letter of application. 

2. A current resume or vita as well as a recording or link to a recording featuring a recent performance or studio work.

3. Transcripts of all college work (Unofficial transcripts will suffice for the application; official transcripts must be submitted immediately upon employment). 

4. Three letters of reference with contact information.

5. Course evaluations and/or other evidence of successful teaching is optional but desired.

The University of West Alabama does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation in employment, or the provision of services.


Minority applications encouraged