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Position: Lecturer - Music

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
01 2NE – Department not found Full-time F00005

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of Department Chair, the Lecturer - Music will: create, manage and participate in a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives; collaborate in a professional manner when promoting the general well-being of all UVU staff and student body individual interests, UVU departments and the University as a whole; support and seek always to fulfill the guiding concepts for the university embodied in the philosophy, mission, values and vision adopted by UVU.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Run piano area, including group piano classes, private lessons, auditions, juries, recitals, and sophomore reviews; recommend students for advancements and graduation.   
  • Establish and maintain office hours and advise students during this time and at other times as needed. Serve on committees. Attend faculty and other meetings as assigned.
  • Plan, prepare, and follow an approved course of study that includes measurable objectives for each course taught.
  • Prepare instructional materials (mock-ups, visual aids, and instruction sheets) as necessary. Instruct, manage, and supervise individuals and groups in classrooms and laboratories by the following methods; demonstration, discussion, and visual aids while maintaining a student-oriented approach to education.
  • Maintain and submit accurate and current reports and records involving student accountability, attendance, performance and follow-up.  
  • Coordinate cooperative work experience programs and students as assigned.
  • Recruit, screen, interview, audition and supervise piano adjuncts; assist counselors, department chair, staff and faculty in maintaining an effective program.
  • Submit requisitions for books, supplies and equipment necessary for the coursework.   
  • Improve professionally and maintain current in the courses taught by: reading and utilizing materials found in technical and professional publications; obtaining and maintaining certifications as required; attending professional and specialty courses; keeping abreast of new development trends, and techniques through participation in workshop seminars, actual work experience, and exchange programs to maintain skills, state of the art, and knowledge.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • Visiting secondary schools, attending national conferences, offering workshops, and adjudicating.


Graduation from an accredited institution with a Doctorate in piano preferred; OR master’s degree with 2 years of experience in field related to essential functions listed above. (A doctorate will be required for tenure). 

  • Knowledge of the principles and methodology of piano and other musical techniques. 
  • Skill in recruiting, interviewing and placement of students.
  • Skill in assisting counselors and other department heads in maintaining an effective program.
  • Proven skills as a accomplished teacher/performer.  
  • Ability to develop curriculum and teach design courses.   
  • Ability to develop effective business and educational partnerships at the campus, local, state and national levels.  
  • Ability to communicate (written and oral) with a wide variety of students, faculty and others.
  • Ability to supervise others, including students and employees.

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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