Assistant Professor, Cello

Posted: 01/08/2021

The University of Northern Iowa’s School of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Cello with a secondary area of specialization, starting August 2021. This position will provide individual instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in cello performance, including a weekly studio class, and teach on rotation the low strings techniques course and undergraduate courses in the candidate’s secondary area of specialization. Secondary areas of specialization include music education, music theory, music business, music technology or music therapy. Additional responsibilities include recruiting potential students and maintaining an active performance and service portfolio.
The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become an equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build an inclusive teaching and learning environment. Equity vision hires will be supported by faculty on campus who are working to reimagine our curriculum and pedagogy and to build equitable practices for tenure and promotion; policy review, development and implementation; and student retention, persistence, and success. They will be welcomed to join these efforts.
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The successful candidate must hold a Doctoral degree in Music with evidence of degree completion by August 2021. Required qualifications include recognition of excellence as a cellist with demonstrated skills and understanding of a broad range of performance styles required, along with a minimum of two years of experience at the collegiate level as a studio and classroom teacher.
Preference will be given to candidates who have a secondary area of expertise in music education or music theory.
Applications received by February 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to Susan Grover at 319-273-2025 or Pre-employment background checks required.
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

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Type of Employment: Full-Time