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Assistant Professor, Director of Choral Activities (Tenure Track)

University of Nebraska at Omaha
Nebraska, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 12, 2023

Job Details

UNO is Nebraska's public metropolitan research university - a university with strong academic values, diverse programs and learning opportunities, and significant relationships with our community that facilitate engaged teaching and research.

Job Title
Assistant Professor, Director of Choral Activities (Tenure Track)

School of Music

Essential Functions

The School of Music at the University of Nebraska at Omaha seeks a collaborative individual to engage in teaching, research and service within an established and comprehensive college music program of undergraduate and graduate students at a metropolitan university. The person selected will 1) direct choral ensembles; 2) administer the choral area: 3) teach conducting courses; and 4) be responsible for building a record of research/creative activity at the state, national, and international levels.

The School of Music, one of three academic units within the College of Communication, Fine Arts, and Media, is located in its own performing arts complex. With a faculty of 45, the School enrolls approximately 220 students and offers the Bachelor of Music degree with concentrations in Music Education and Performance, a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in Music Studies, Music Technology, Jazz, and Entrepreneurship, and the Master of Music degree with concentrations in Conducting, Music Education, Jazz, and Performance. The School of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha, a vibrant, metropolitan university in the state’s largest city, has an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students. The campus is a residential campus with the addition of several new and beautifully-appointed residence halls. UNO is classified as a doctoral/research university in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education Classification from the Carnegie Foundation. The campus is located in the heart of Omaha, a cosmopolitan city of more than 600,000 (1.2 million including the larger Omaha metro area), which is known for its excellent public school systems, strong economic base and vibrant performing arts venues. The city has a variety of size-able ethnic populations and a myriad of interesting places to live and shop.

The University and School of Music have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

Additional Duties

Willingness to contribute to all aspects of the School of Music including active involvement in the recruitment and retention of students, participation on academic unit committees, participation in community engagement activities, and work with faculty and students in a collaborative environment. Additional duties may include other courses based on the candidate’s strengths and/or needs of the School of Music.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Music, eligible for appointment to graduate faculty,
and K-12 teaching experience (minimum of three (3) years

Preferred Qualifications

1) Doctoral degree; 2) At least one degree in Conducting; 3) Teaching at the university level; 4) Record of building a successful choral program; 5) Evidence of mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and supporting diversity, equity, access and inclusion ( DEAI ) in the classroom; and 6) record of an established agenda for research and creative activity

Posting Number

Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit applications electronically at the University website: Please attach 1) a cover letter expressing your interest in the position; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching philosophy statement; 4) a Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion narrative (approximately 500 words); 5) a document with links to recent video recordings, including 15-20 minutes of leading a rehearsal(s) and 20 minutes of performance (camera focused on the conductor); and 6) a list of three references with current contact information. Additional materials may be requested at a later stage in the search process. Initial screening of materials will begin on December 15, 2023. Position will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Shelly Cooper, Search Committee Chair, at


University of Nebraska Omaha

UNO is Nebraska's metropolitan university — a university with strong academic values and significant relationships with our community that transforms and improves the lives of those on a local, regional, national, and international level.

UNO is dedicated to the city and state in our name. No fences or barriers separate students from the opportunities offered by the greater Omaha area. We address real issues, providing relevant learning opportunities that uniquely prepare our graduates as professionals and active members of their community.

UNO is located in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska, its roads winding through city parks and thriving neighborhoods, creating an extraordinary connection that few universities have achieved. The city itself has truly become a part of the UNO campus.

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