School of Music
Assistant Professor of Piano
POSITION: Assistant Professor of Piano, tenure-track position in the School of Music. Salary is
commensurate with qualifications and experience.
BEGINNING DATE: August 2009
Doctoral or terminal degree in piano performance required by the time of appointment. Candidates
must demonstrate evidence of the highest level of piano performance, teaching skills, and an
extensive knowledge in piano literature. Significant college-university teaching experience is also
required. Pre-employment background checks are required.
Teach undergraduate and graduate piano students (majors and secondaries). Solo performance is
expected. Engage in collaborative performances, chamber music and other recitals. Continue to
recruit and build a studio of undergraduate and graduate piano majors. Actively participate in
service activities. Teach related piano and/or other courses depending upon departmental need and
area(s) of expertise.
The School of Music (www.uni.edu/music) includes 36 full-time and 10 adjunct faculty members, and
approximately 300 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is fully accredited by the National
Association of Schools of Music and offers the following degrees: B.A. (Music); B.M. (Music Education,
Composition-Theory, and Performance); M.M. (Music Education, Performance, Conducting,
Composition, Music History, Piano Performance and Pedagogy, and Jazz Pedagogy); and M.A. (liberal
arts). Housed in the newly renovated Russell Hall and the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts
Center, the School of Music has a successful and outstanding faculty with active teaching, research,
service, and performance portfolios. The Piano Division consists of two additional full-time
colleagues (applied piano and collaborative/group piano) and two part-time instructors (group and
UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY:
The University of Northern Iowa is one of three state-supported universities in the Board of Regents,
State of Iowa system. UNI is located in Cedar Falls, just west of Waterloo
http://www.uni.edu/infosys/community.shtml The two cities, with a combined population of
125,000, offer a welcome setting for 12,908 students and 1,877 faculty and staff. UNI, known as one
of the premier public comprehensive universities in the nation, is dedicated first to undergraduate
education, offering selected masters, doctoral and other graduate programs. The metropolitan area
of Cedar Falls and Waterloo has excellent educational, cultural, medical and recreational programs
and facilities. The campus is located approximately four hours by car from Minneapolis/St. Paul and
5-6 hours from Chicago, Kansas City, and St. Louis. UNI is a smoke-free campus.
Send applications and nominations to:
Piano Search Committee
University of Northern Iowa
School of Music
115 Russell Hall
Cedar Falls IA 50614-0246
To be considered for this position, please submit a letter of application, current vita, official
transcripts for all degrees, three recent letters of recommendation, and contact information for at
least three additional references. Please include e-mail address, phone number and current address
for all six references. Also include a recording (DVD preferred) of recent performances with varied
stylistic repertoire of the highest caliber. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish to
have recordings returned. The School encourages applications from persons of color, women,
persons living with disabilities, and veterans. Applications received by February 2, 2009 will be
given full consideration.
The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a comprehensive plan for affirmative action.