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Assistant Professor

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

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Assistant Professor


Glenn Korff School of Music-1032

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The Glenn Korff School of Music in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a professional, comprehensive arts institution devoted to the advancement of music and dance, the preparation of the next generation of arts professionals, and service to the arts professions/institutions in the region, state, nation, and world. The Music/Dance Faculty consists of an outstanding array of internationally acclaimed artists and scholars who care deeply about their students (more than 360 students are enrolled here currently) and who work in close collaboration to serve the mission of the Glenn Korff School of Music.
We are seeking a gifted scholar and educator who can enhance the general education and music major course offerings at the Glenn Korff School of Music and who displays proficiency with diverse musical traditions. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, peer-reviewed research and publications, and professional and university service. Applicants must also be conversant with emerging musicological research and teaching methods, effectively use current pedagogical technologies, and have experience in the mentoring and advising of first-generation students and a diverse student body.
Degree programs include the BA, BM, BME, MM, and DMA with emphases in performance, composition, conducting, or jazz studies, along with the Ph.D. in Music Education, Piano Pedagogy, or Vocal Pedagogy. The endowments of the Glenn Korff School of Music and the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts support outstanding opportunities and travel for students, faculty members, and ensembles on an annual basis.
Located in the very heart of the United States, in one of America’s safest and most livable cities recently named a “top college-town in America," the state flagship University’s proximity to local and regional offerings and airports makes the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s accessibility a true asset and advantage. The University is growing in size, scope, and diversity and is supported by a strong public-school system.
The downtown Lincoln arts campus is alive with performances and musical collaborations with college and professional orchestras, university instrumental ensembles, and local arts organizations. Performances are held in the attached 800-seat recital hall, the attached 2300-seat concert hall (recently named one of the finest college concert spaces in the country) plus a large host of nearby outstanding concert spaces, venues, and acoustically-alive sanctuaries.
The Glenn Korff School of Music in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Music History or Ethnomusicology.

Duties and Responsibilities
TEACHING: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate western art music history survey courses, graduate music history seminars and topical surveys, general education music classes, and other academic music classes according to the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the School. Serve on graduate supervisory committees and advise graduate theses in musicology or ethnomusicology.
RESEARCH/CREATIVE SCHOLARSHIP: Contribute regularly to the national and international conversations in ethnomusicology and/or musicology. Foster an active research agenda through peer reviewed presentations and publications.
SERVICE: Serve on faculty committees for the department, college, and university; provide service/leadership in appropriate professional organizations in musicology and/or ethnomusicology.
OTHER: Perform additional duties as assigned by the Director of the Glenn Korff School of Music. Conduct all duties in a collegial, ethical, and supportive fashion.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, Musicology, or related field by the first day of employment, i.e., Monday, August 15, 2022.
  • An established and active research agenda.
  • Collegiate teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching and Research expertise in one or more of the following: Music of the African Diaspora (especially Rap/Hip Hop), Latinx music, Latin-American music, or Music of Indigenous Peoples. Secondary research and teaching experience in the European concert tradition.
  • Interdisciplinary experience in Anthropology, Ecomusicology, Performance Studies, Disability Studies, or Gender Studies.
  • Experience in the mentoring and advising of first-generation students and a diverse student body.

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How to Apply:

Click “Apply for this job,” complete the information form, and submit the following documents:

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications specific to this job description.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Names and contact information of three references. Letters will be requested at a later stage of the application process.

If selected, semifinalists will be invited to submit a teaching philosophy statement and writing sample for review by the search committee, as well as a virtual interview, at a later date. Finalists will be invited to campus for interviews and teaching demonstrations in Spring 2022.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Shelby Foged
[email protected]

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Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

Diversity and Inclusion
In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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