Job TitleAssistant or Associate Professor of Music: Piano – Rawlins Piano Trio Member
Position TypeFull Time
Job Category Faculty
Salary Range $ Starting Salary $50,000 or higher depending on experience and qualifications
Location Vermillion South Dakota
Application Deadline -
Contact Name Danielle Heeren, Program Assistant II
Department College of Fine Arts
To apply for this job please visit yourfuture.sdbor.edu.
University of South Dakota
Assistant or Associate Professor of Music
Piano – Rawlins Piano Trio
Tenure Track Position
Department of Music
Position: Full-time, ten-month, tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor. Seeking a dynamic professional whose primary responsibilities are to teach graduate and undergraduate piano, both solo and collaborative, and serve as a member of the Rawlins Piano Trio. The candidate must collaborate with colleagues to recruit students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, manage keyboard area events, accompany performances, and manage the collaborative piano area of the Music Department. Secondary responsibilities may include but are not limited to: teach courses in piano literature, piano pedagogy, chamber music, class piano, and/or additional keyboard applied studio lessons. Other duties may include but are not limited to: serving on graduate committees, supervising independent study projects, coaching chamber music, or other projects as appropriate to appointee’s qualifications and departmental needs. Harpsichord or pianoforte experience is a plus. As part of a normal workload you may be asked to teach online courses. Excellence in teaching and recruiting is expected. Appointment begins July 22, 2024.
The Rawlins Piano Trio is a dynamic group of performers, teachers and scholars, distinguishing itself in arts outreach, masterclasses and a variety of performances. Their diverse repertoire ranges from standard works to new and undiscovered pieces deserving to be brought into the public light. Owing to its expertise as a preeminent interpreter of American music, the ensemble has recorded five CDs of these works. The members of the Trio are on the faculty of the University of South Dakota Department of Music. As enthusiastic teachers, outreach is a vital component of their touring schedule with masterclasses and school visits on a regular basis throughout the United States and abroad. The ensemble is named in honor of the late Marjorie and Robert Rawlins, its principal benefactors and graduates of the University of South Dakota in the 1940s.
Qualifications: Doctorate in keyboard performance, pedagogy, collaborative piano, or equivalent required. ABD with appropriate performance and teaching experience will be considered. Candidates must show demonstrated success in teaching at the collegiate level, experience as a collaborative pianist, and experience as a chamber musician. Experience in performing piano trios is preferred.
Rank and Salary: Assistant or Associate Professor, salary based on qualifications with a starting salary of $50,000. US sponsorship is not available for this position
Application Procedure: Applications will only be accepted on-line at https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/postings/36522. Include on the website: application letter, vita, names and phone numbers of three current references, an unofficial copy of your graduate transcript, and provide links to recent solo, collaborative and chamber music performances via YouTube or other links. Questions should be addressed to:
Danielle Heeren, Program Assistant II
Piano – Rawlins Piano Trio Screening Committee
College of Fine Arts, Office of the Dean
The University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 3, 2024. The search will continue until the position is filled.
Department of Music
The Department of Music offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education, Music Performance, and Musical Arts. Master of Music degrees are offered in Music Education, Music Performance, Music History, Conducting, Collaborative Piano, and the History of Musical Instruments. The National Music Museum, is associated with the Department of Music at the University of South Dakota. Located on the campus, it is one of the great institutions of its kind in the world. The Department of Music is fully accredited by NASM. For more information consult the department website at https://www.usd.edu/music.
The University of South Dakota is located in southeast South Dakota. USD is the flagship institution in the state with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and is comprised of the College of Fine Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, the Schools of Business, Education, Law, Medicine, as well as the Graduate School.
USD is committed to fostering a dynamic and welcoming working and learning environments for all. USD provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to ideological, political, or sectarian opinions or perspectives; or race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, disability, national origin or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. USD is committed to the principles of free expression and encourages the timely and rational discussion of topics in an environment that is intellectually and ideologically diverse.
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