Director of Orchestral Activities and Assistant/Associate Professor

Posted: 11/11/2019

The University of Northern Iowa’s School of Music is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Orchestral Activities to begin August 17, 2020. The successful candidate will conduct the University of Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra and teach portions of the undergraduate or graduate conducting sequence. The candidate will teach in a secondary area depending on qualifications and department need. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of recruiting and retaining students, as well as maintaining an active research, creative, national and international performance, and service portfolio.
UNI has 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. We seek faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to build our national prominence in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of our vision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community engagement. Successful candidates with background and interest in these areas will form clusters to advance our work, joining current faculty conducting teaching, scholarship, and service in these areas.
Doctoral Degree in Instrumental Conducting or related field. Evidence of degree completion required by August 2020. ABD will be considered.
Excellence as an orchestral conductor with demonstrated skills in understanding a broad range of musical styles, including collaborations with opera, choirs, and bands. A minimum of two years of professional experience as an orchestral conductor at the collegiate level or equivalent experience, also required. For consideration at the Associate Professor rank the candidate must have a demonstrated, sustained record of effective teaching, scholarship and professional activity that would merit appointment as Associate Professor in the School of Music.
Expertise in a secondary area that could include music theory or music education. Other secondary areas may be considered. A minimum of two years public or private school teaching experience.
Applications received by December 8, 2019, will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to Michelle Kline at 319-273-2014 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