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Berea College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano (applied and collaborative)

The Berea College Music Department announces a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano (applied and collaborative) beginning in August 2022, with the possibility of a second year. Primary responsibilities include instruction in applied piano and class piano, collaborating with ensembles and applied studios, and potentially supervising student pianist collaborators. A Master of Music degree is required, a Doctorate is preferred.

The ideal candidate will have an established record of excellence in applied piano teaching at the undergraduate level and in piano performance. Experience as an organist is a plus. They will also demonstrate collegiality and an informed understanding of carrying out Berea College’s unique mission. Successful candidates will, through their teaching, scholarship, and/or service, show a commitment to building a diverse community.

To apply, candidates are to submit a letter of application, current CV, transcript copies, three letters of recommendation, and video links to a private piano lesson as well as a collaborative performance to: Review of applications will begin on June 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1855, Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. Berea has a longstanding commitment to interracial education and is one of the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. With an emphasis on service to Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 43 states and U.S. territories and more than 70 countries. Berea College only admits students who are unable to afford tuition and provides all of them a no-tuition promise, valued at more than $178,000 over four years. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive yet demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate college. As one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, all Berea students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours weekly. In 2021, Berea College once again topped the list of “Best Value Colleges” in the nation in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) College Rankings. Berea’s no-tuition model contributed to its No. 1 best-value ranking. Forbes cited a 2021 study of nearly 400 colleges in the United States, in which Berea College ranks second in terms of affordability and academic quality. And in 2021 The Princeton Review cited Berea College as “one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree.” The publication also recognized Berea as a Best Value College, based on academic rigor, affordability and graduates’ career outcomes; a Best Green College; and a Tuition-Free School.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 16,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at

Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.


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