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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position. The cover letter should address the specific interest, skills, and experience that directly relate to this position. Please address your cover letter to the following: Chris Heidenreich, D.Mus., Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Music, University of Michigan-Flint.

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Candidates may be required to perform a piece that best represents their respective performance skill, sight read, and/or appear in applied lesson with a student.


Prior posting #158577.  Minimum salary for this position is $546.00 per student.  The Applied Piano instructor is responsible for on-site instrumental instruction in the area of piano for students enrolled in such study at the University of Michigan-Flint. With 14 weeks of instruction required per semester of employment, the target start date is Tuesday, September 5, 2018. Tentatively scheduled jury dates will be confirmed within first month of hire.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Subject to the policies and directions established by the UM-Flint Department of Music and the UM-Flint Lecturer’s Employee Organization, the duties of the Applied Piano instructor shall include, but are not limited to:  Create and implement individualized plans of instruction for students enrolled in Applied Study based on their current levels of ability, and guidelines and expectations established by the department. Provide feedback and assessment to enrolled Applied Piano students at a jury date (to be determined) regarding both the student performance on the jury as well as progress throughout the semester under the guidelines established by the department.

Required Qualifications*

Demonstrate excellent musicianship and artistry as a teacher/performer. Bachelor’s degree in piano performance, piano pedagogy, or music education required.  Passion for and experience in teaching students to play piano.

Desired Qualifications*

Master’s degree in the same areas preferred, although professional experience will be a consideration.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of ten calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.