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Berea College Department of Music job posting

05 Aug 2023 12:00 AM | GCNA WA Admin (Administrator)

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Tenure-Track Position in Music - Keyboard Studies

The Berea College Department of Music announces a full-time, tenure-track position in Music beginning in August 2024. Primary responsibilities include instruction in Applied Piano and Organ, heading the department’s team of student and staff collaborative pianists, and serving as organist at weekly chapel services and campuswide events. Demonstrated excellence in keyboard and collaborative piano instruction at the undergraduate level as well as a willingness to participate in the General Education program is expected. Experience as a carillonneur is a plus. The candidate will work closely with applied instructors, ensemble directors, and the Campus Christian Center. An earned doctorate is required at the time of appointment. Ideal candidates will, through their teaching, scholarship, mentoring, and service, show a commitment to carrying out Berea College’s unique mission.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, current CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and video links to (1) a private piano lesson, (2) a private organ lesson, and (3) a collaborative performance. Each video excerpt should be unedited and between 15-30 minutes in length. Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.  

Founded in 1855, Berea College  is nationally recognized 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 admits students who are unable to afford tuition and provides all of them with a no-tuition promise, valued at more than $190,000. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive yet demanding academic environment, and most are the first in their families to attend college. As one of only nine federally recognized Work Colleges, all Berea students are expected to work 10-12 hours weekly in various positions across campus. Berea College was again named one of the nation’s “Best Institutions for Undergraduates to Earn their College Degree” in the 2022 edition of The Princeton Review’s book, The Best 387 Colleges. Berea also appeared on four other lists within the publication: Best Colleges in the South; Best Value Colleges; Best Green Colleges; and Tuition Free Schools. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) 2022 College Rankings lists Berea as the #3 Best Value Colleges and 148 among 250 ranked colleges (highest-ranked Kentucky college). The Washington Monthly ranks Berea College #5 among Liberal arts Colleges, and #1 Best Bang for the Buck in the South. U.S. News and World Report Rankings lists Berea as #26 among National Liberal Arts Colleges, #3 for Most Innovative Schools, #6 in Top Performers in Social Mobility, and tied for #16 in Best Undergraduate Teaching. Money (2022) ranks Berea #20 Best Overall College and #10 for Best in the South.

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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