Job ID: 199921

Associate/Full Professor of Collaborative Piano

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • Nov. 21, 2022
  • Associate/Full Professor of Collaborative Piano
  • College of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Music
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Champaign, IL
  • Dec. 19, 2022
  • Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
  • Music - Piano/Organ/Keyboard

Associate/Full Professor of Collaborative Piano


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

College of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Music

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Music invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor (with tenure) of Collaborative Piano. This position will begin August 16, 2023.

Located on the campus of one of the world's leading research universities, the University of Illinois School of Music is a center for creativity and collaboration through performance, research, and education. Historically rich in tradition, the School of Music is a resource for music research of all kinds, and offers bachelors, master’s and doctoral degrees to its nearly 700 students in many different fields of study. Hosting a diverse population of faculty, students, and staff, the School of Music embraces cutting-edge innovation and discovery while providing an array of musical and engagement opportunities within the artistic and educational communities of Urbana and Champaign. Please see for information regarding the University of Illinois School of Music.


Teach undergraduate and graduate piano performance and students in all degree and diploma programs, including weekly lessons for each student, a weekly studio class, and courses related to collaborative performance. Maintain a professional career as an artist/teacher and/or pursue music research appropriate to a Research I university; pursue an active recruiting program that includes building relationships with universities, national organizations, and schools and private teachers statewide. Collaborate with faculty colleagues and local artists in performance and other activities. Actively participate in all events and programs where the visibility of the University of Illinois faculty can serve as an asset for recruiting and/or student success and morale. Service responsibilities include committee work and other activities that benefit the School and its students.

All employees of the School of Music are also expected to embrace the following core ideals:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, one that reflects the entire State of Illinois.
  • Support the University of Illinois' dedication to being a community of care.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to student success and well-being through both teaching excellence and broader mentorship.
  • Seek out opportunities for collaboration with colleagues both on and off campus, and both within and across disciplines.
  • View recruiting and retention, particularly of members of underserved communities, as fundamental to the position and to the School's success.
  • Work as a cooperative member of the School's community and serve as a model of integrity and collegiality.
  • Exhibit passion for your work, the School, and the role of music in our society.



  • A record of excellence as a professional artist and/or significant experience teaching instrumental collaborative repertory.
  • Record of excellent studio and classroom teaching at the university level.
  • Chamber coaching experience.
  • Knowledge of the diverse pathways by which students discover the instrument and demonstrated experience attracting and recruiting undergraduate and graduate students, particularly those from underrepresented populations.
  • History of excellence achieved through engaging diverse audiences, collaborators, knowledges, and traditions with respect to race, gender, and class.
  • History of engagement with works by BIPOC, LGBTQ, and women composers, including new pieces from living composers.
  • Experience performing and/or teaching multiple musical styles, including those other than classical.
  • Master's degree in music or commensurate experience.


  • Expertise in areas adjacent to collaborative performance that could be taught in a classroom setting, such as Piano Literature, Chamber Music Repertoire, Orchestral Reductions, Sonatas and Duos.
  • Administrative and leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated record of student placement and success.
  • Facility with new technologies and platforms for recording, creating, and distributing music.
  • Evidence of an innovative research profile that engages with performance.
  • Doctoral degree in music.

Application Procedures and Deadline Information

Interested candidates should submit an online application at Application materials should include:

  • Letter of interest
  • List of at least three hyperlinks or URLs for video recordings of recent live or recorded solo and collaborative performances
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diversity and inclusion statement, including relevant experience reaching underserved communities and vision for the social role of music in the 21st century
  • Names and contact information of three references.

To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on December 19, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. Interviews may begin prior to the close of the search, but a hiring decision will not be made until after the close of the search. Please direct any questions to Prof. Daniel McDonough, Search Committee Chair ( or Jennifer Steiling, Sr. Human Resource Associate ( For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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