Clinical Assistant Professor of Performing Arts
New York University Shanghai

New York University: NYU - Shanghai: Shanghai: Arts And Science: Arts



Start date

Aug 24, 2021


NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for a position at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor of Performing Arts specializing in applied piano performance. We seek candidates who have completed a master or doctoral degree (MM or DMA) in piano performance or pedagogy.

The faculty member will teach applied group piano courses of various levels and introductory music theory and history courses.  In addition, the faculty member will assist area / discipline heads in organizing performance events, performing and collaborating with music students, faculty and guest artists, and participating in curriculum development projects. 

Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to NYU New York and other U.S. institutions. 


The ideal candidate should have an exceptional training background in piano performance and highly decorated public performance appearances as a concert pianist, as well as extensive experience in teaching applied piano performance courses to individuals and in group settings.  The candidate should also possess an in-depth knowledge of Western and/or Chinese music history and theory, and candidates with prior experience in musicology-related research and teaching are highly desirable.   Preference will be given to candidates who have had prior experience in organizing and producing recitals, seminars and fund-raising events. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master or doctoral degree in piano performance/accompaniment or pedagogy

  • Demonstrated experience in stage performance of piano solo or concerto works.

  • Demonstrated experience in group piano teaching and studio-style individual coaching.

  • Demonstrated experience in organizing and delivering joint recitals, concerts, masterclasses, seminars.

  • Demonstrate experience and knowledge in music theory and history.

  • Two or more years of college-level teaching experience as the Instructor of piano performance.

  • Fluency in both spoken and written English.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise of teaching group piano performance courses.

  • Demonstrated expertise of teaching foundational music history or theory courses.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a video clip ( 8-10 minutes in length ) of public performance, a video clip ( 8-10 minutes in length ) of studio coaching or classroom teaching, a statement of teaching interests via Interfolio. In addition, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload a reference letter through Interfolio.

All applications must be received no later than January 31, 2022. Review of applications will begin on January 24, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Please visit our website at for other information. If you have any questions, please email the NYU Shanghai NY Office of Faculty Recruitment

About NYU Shanghai:

NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU's global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live. 

NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

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