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Position: Assistant Professor - Music Piano Instruction

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
01 2NE – Department not found Full-time A97897

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Associate Professor - Music, the Assistant Professor - Music Piano Instruction will: create, manages 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; participate collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general wellbeing of the department, the college, and collective and individual interest of its staff and student body; support and seek always to fulfill the guiding concepts for the college embodied in the philosophy, mission, values and vision adopted by UVU.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Maintain and oversee piano area, including group piano classes, private lessons, auditions, juries, recitals, sophomore reviews, recruiting, and accompanying.
  • Recommend students for advancements and graduation.
  • Teach classes based on qualifications and departmental needs.
  • Advise students, establish and maintain office hours and advise students during this time and at other time as needed.
  • Serve on committees and attend faculty and other meetings as assigned.
  • Perform other appropriate university and professional services, which may include visiting secondary schools, attending national conferences, offering workshops and adjudicating as assigned.
  • Maintain a desirable classroom environment.
  • 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, visual aids, etc.
  • Evaluate instructions and learning by means of written, oral, practical, and performance test. 
  • Maintain 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 for students as assigned.
  • Submit requisitions for books, supplies and equipment necessary for the coursework. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • N/A


Graduation from an accredited institution with a doctorate in piano preferred, master degree required (a doctorate will be required for tenure). 

  • Knowledge of the principles and methodology of piano and other musical techniques.
  • Skills in recruiting, interviewing and placement of students.
  • Skills 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 designed courses. 
  • Ability to develop effective business and educational partnerships at the campus, local, state and national levels.
  • Ability to communicate (written and orally) 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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