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Associate Professor (Teaching), Director of Keyboard Studies

Apply now Work type: Non-Tenure Line (Teaching)
Location: Stanford University
Categories: School of Humanities & Sciences

The Department of Music at Stanford University seeks to appoint a Director of Keyboard Studies at the rank of Associate Professor (Teaching) for an initial term of five years, with the possibility of renewal for a continuing term appointment. To fulfill the duties and responsibilities of this position, the Director of Keyboard Studies will:

  • administer the Keyboard Studies Program and teach piano;
  • teach in other areas of expertise and/or coach chamber music;
  • coordinate and participate in piano juries;
  • serve on student recital juries;
  • maintain an active departmental presence that includes participation in concerts and faculty recitals, and attendance at on-campus performances;
  • evaluate audition materials from students applying for admission to Stanford;
  • participate in departmental and university governance;
  • take full advantage of Stanford’s scholarly and entrepreneurial environment.

Stanford’s Department of Music supports a vibrant keyboard community by offering courses in individual keyboard lessons (piano, fortepiano, jazz piano, organ, harpsichord), group lessons, chamber music, thoroughbass, and improvisation.  Stanford’s library system houses one of the preeminent piano roll collections in North America, as well as several reproducing pianos in different formats. The department brings together music-making and scholarly research in composition, conducting, performance, music history, ethnomusicology, music theory, cognitive science, intermedia, and computer-based technologies; we expect the Director of Keyboard Studies to contribute to these interdisciplinary strengths and opportunities.

Qualifications: Demonstrated ability and commitment to piano performance and teaching talented student musicians in a university/collegiate environment of the highest academic rigor, professional distinction, and a high level of demonstrated success as a performing pianist, outstanding administrative acuity, and a commitment to develop a vision for the Keyboard Studies Program in the Stanford environment. A Master of Arts, Master of Music, or Master of Fine Arts degree in piano performance/pedagogy is required. A Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Music, PhD, or equivalent professional experience is preferred.


  • letter of application indicating your qualifications for the position;
  • curriculum vitæ;
  • statement of teaching interests and philosophy;
  • personal diversity statement;
  • the names of three professional/academic referees who may be contacted;
  • an electronic press kit that includes video and/or audio recordings, publicity materials, reviews, and teaching evaluations.

In the letter of application, address your interests regarding teaching in an academic environment that provides opportunities for close student–faculty interaction. For full consideration, materials must be received by 1 October 2022. The term of appointment begins 1 September 2023.

The Department of Music, School of Humanities and Sciences, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.

Submit electronically:

Questions may be directed to:
Prof. Stephen Sano, Chair
Director of Keyboard Studies Search Committee
Department of Music, Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-3076


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