Lincoln, Nebraska
May 22, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Nebraska Wesleyan University Department of Music invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor as the Director of Bands. This is a full-time faculty position to begin Fall 2017 with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications and includes Nebraska Wesleyan faculty benefits package. For more information about the NWU Department of Music, visit .

Main responsibilities: Direct and provide leadership of the NWU Symphonic Band; supervise and coordinate instrumental activities; work with Admissions and departmental faculty to actively recruit and retain quality undergraduate music majors; collaborate with the other music faculty to help organize and host the NWU Honors Music Festival. Duties may include service to the department, university, and community.

Additional responsibilities may include: directing the Jazz Band; directing the Pep Band; teaching applied lessons on primary instrument – saxophone preferred; teaching other courses to be determined by applicant's qualifications and departmental needs.


*Earned doctorate in music or music education

*ABD candidates may be considered

*Evidence of successful college teaching experience. 

Preference will be given to candidates with:

*Minimum of 3 years of successful teaching in secondary public school band programs and/or private instruction on major instrument

*Proven success in student recruitment and retention

*Knowledge of current issues in music education with understanding and application of technology use in the classroom (such as writing computer-assisted marching band drill)

Commitment to Diversity:

Nebraska Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to recruiting, hiring and retaining members of racial/ethnic groups under-represented in higher education. Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.  

How to Apply:

To apply, please send cover letter, resume/CV, sample syllabus and three professional letters of reference and a link to online video documentation including a 10- to 15-minute rehearsal segment conducted by the applicant.  A statement of teaching philosophy is optional.  Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent to Maria Harder at   Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by June 15 will receive priority handling.