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Assistant Professor of Piano Performance

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor of Piano Performance
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $74,600-$97,200. The posted UC Academic salary scales set the minimum pay as determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position https :// . The base salary range from the salary table for this position is $74,600 - $97,200. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience. Additional UCSD salary information can be found here:

Application Window

Open date: September 13, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Oct 16, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Music at the University of California San Diego invites applications for an Assistant Professorship (full-time/tenure-track) expected to begin July 1, 2024, for a pianist with an innovative performance practice. Applicants should demonstrate a deep, creative engagement with contemporary repertoire, with innovative and experimental practices, and with collaborative music-making. We welcome candidates with multiple practices including, but not limited to, composition, improvisation, scholarship, or emerging forms of interdisciplinary practice.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate piano students, and other courses from the department’s curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to an existing departmental culture of inter-area and cross­-disciplinary inquiry and to participate fully in the collaborative musical life of the department. We seek candidates to conduct research, teaching, and service and continue to demonstrate their capacity to contribute to diversity, equity, and belonging.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Demonstrated track record of at least 6 months professional activity as pianist or creative musician.

Preferred qualifications

Terminal degree in relevant field (PhD, DMA or MFA), university teaching experience, national artistic profile.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • Work Samples - Please provide a PDF upload with links to 3-5 representative work samples. Documentation can take the form of audio or video recordings, or other possibilities.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Names and contact info only at this time. Letters to be solicited later in the process.

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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA