Lecturer in Applied Piano

Washburn University’s Department of Music invites applications for a nine-month, full-time position of Lecturer in Applied Piano. The position will begin August 1, 2020.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Piano.
  • A successful record of collegiate level piano teaching.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Piano.
  • Record of professional performing experience as a collaborative and solo performer in both classical and jazz genres.
  • Experience recruiting students at the university level and maintaining an effective piano studio.
  • Expertise in an additional area of instruction, including Theory & Composition.



  • Teach Applied Piano.
  • Teach Class Piano for undergraduates majoring in music.
  • Coordinate undergraduate piano proficiency program.
  • Recruitment of students.
  • Maintain a public profile as a teacher and performer.
  • Teach additional courses, as needed by the department that fit candidate’s qualifications.
  • Advise students and contribute to the life of the department and university through service activities in the department and to the university, profession, and/or community.


Application Procedures:

  • Application review will begin March 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Send application letter, vita, a link to an on-line video demonstrating teaching and performance footage, copies of transcripts, official copies of student evaluations/reports, evidence of commitment to teaching excellence, and name, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to: music@washburn.edu. Only electronic applications will be accepted. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire and provide official transcripts upon hire. 


Washburn University is an open-admission university in a metropolitan setting. Our students represent diversity in terms of sex, gender identity, age, race and ethnicity, socio-economic status, and national identity. We offer a flexible program of study that features a wide array of courses that students find useful in their chosen careers and personally enriching. Successful applicants will use inclusive pedagogy designed to reach a variety of audiences and learning styles, in particular historically and contemporary under-represented populations in higher ed. Successful candidates for this position will enjoy working in a department that values diverse research and teaching interests.

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE.  Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.


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