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Associate Professor, Music (Piano)

National University of Singapore

Job Description

Associate Professor, Music (Piano)

Job Description

The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, offers a unique and adventurous 21st century Asian environment in which we train and educate performers, composers, producers and recording engineers to take advantage of future professional and artistic opportunities both in Singapore and in the world. The Conservatory is distinctively international in terms of its faculty, student population and artistic outlook. Our mission is to be a focal point for musical activity, artistic development and research, both for Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region.

The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music is seeking an outstanding, internationally recognized artist/teacher of piano to join its faculty. This is a full-time position. The applicant should have significant performance experience as a soloist and chamber musician, as well as a proven track record of teaching conservatory-level students. Participation in the rapidly-evolving artistic life of Singapore and the region is also expected.

In addition to maintaining a dynamic piano studio, the successful candidate will also be active in recruiting students to the Conservatory through national and international involvement at various levels, including targeted pre-tertiary programs and similar organizations. Additional duties include teaching chamber music and/or piano duo, participation in committees, and working together with other faculty members.


Requirements include:

  • An advanced degree (PhD, DMA, MM, Artist Diploma, Konzertexamen, etc) or equivalent in areas relevant to music conservatory training.
  • A comprehensive list of international performances, which includes concertos with orchestras, solo recitals, chamber music performances, concert reviews, as well as commercial CD recordings, if applicable.
  • Teaching experience in a conservatory or other tertiary-level institutions focused on professional training in music performance, pedagogy, and/or research.
  • Evidence of research activity in music performance, pedagogy and/or composition.
  • A passion and dedication for teaching, inspiring, engaging and supporting conservatory undergraduate students.
  • Works well in a collaborative and innovative conservatory environment.

Rank/Salary: Practice-track position at the rank of Associate Professor or higher, with benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae outlining performance experience and teaching background, 3 letters of recommendation, and video recordings of recent performances, to the Search Committee at NUS Careers. Enquiries about the position can be sent to Prof Albert Tiu (mustiua@nus.edu.sg).

Appointment to commence in July 2023. The selection process will commence in September 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
Department : Dean's Office (YST Conservatory of Music)
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 16322

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