Position Announcement 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 QUALIFICATIONS: 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. RESPONSIBILITIES: 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. DEPARTMENT: 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 collaborative piano). 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. APPLICATION: Send applications and nominations to: Piano Search Committee University of Northern Iowa School of Music 115 Russell Hall Cedar Falls IA 50614-0246 319/273-2024 (www.uni.edu/music) 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.
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