The Department of Music at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for an eight-month term position (25 August 2019 to 25 April 2020) in Applied Piano. We are seeking a dynamic performer and pedagogue to invigorate our piano studio, perform as a soloist and collaborative musician, and offer leadership to the PEI musical community. Duties include the instruction of courses in applied piano, collaborative piano, and piano pedagogy, plus assistance with the department’s recruitment and outreach activities. Additional teaching duties based on the strengths of the successful candidate are normally assigned, so the ability to teach in other areas of our music curriculum would be a strong asset. The individual would be expected to maintain a high level of solo and collaborative performance, both at UPEI and beyond. The successful applicant will hold a doctoral degree in piano (or be close to completion) with experience in both solo and collaborative performance, and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The University of Prince Edward Island is recognized as a leading, innovative centre of excellence in learning, teaching, scholarship, and research. While it is strongly connected to the vibrant social and cultural environment of Prince Edward Island, it enjoys a reputation that extends far beyond the Island’s shores.

The University is located in the provincial capital of Charlottetown, a bustling tourist destination that boasts the amenities of a much larger city, including excellent theatre, galleries, music, and dining possibilities. A province-wide hiking and biking trail runs right along the UPEI campus, and the National Park beaches and world-famous golf courses are a short drive away. Charlottetown and its surrounding communities offer charming and affordable housing options, a low crime rate, and a semi-rural lifestyle that is second to none.

Application Instructions

Please submit the following material electronically in a single PDF file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: a letter of application and curriculum vitae, statements of your teaching philosophy and methodology, and a list of YouTube links to a variety of your performances representing a diverse set of solo piano works. Also, please arrange to have three current letters of reference sent directly to the address below:

Dr. Andrew Zinck, chair
Department of Music
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (902) 566-0618

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2019; however the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

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