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Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education

Nebraska Wesleyan University
5000 Saint Paul Avenue, Lincoln, NE, USA

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Nebraska Wesleyan University Department of Music invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education. This is a full-time faculty position to begin Fall 2024.

Nebraska Wesleyan University is a liberal arts university of approximately 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students in Lincoln, Nebraska. We place a high value on personal attention to students, and we seek candidates who have demonstrated effective teaching in K-12 music programs and are prepared to cultivate and oversee our undergraduate Music Education Program. A successful candidate will need to be a strong recruiter and work collaboratively with colleagues in the department and the Admissions Office.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications and includes a comprehensive package with health, vision and dental insurance benefits, retirement benefits, a generous holiday schedule, and undergraduate tuition remission for employees' dependents among other benefits. NWU is an accredited member of NASM. For more information about the NWU Department of Music, visit

Minimum Qualifications:

*Master's degree or terminal degree in music, preferably in music education.

*A minimum of 3 years full-time teaching experience in K-12 schools.

*Evidence of success, at the K-12 or collegiate level, of recruiting students and building positive relationships with K-12 music educators.


*Teach courses in music education, including Music for Elementary Teachers, Secondary Instrumental Methods.

*Teach additional courses as assigned or within the candidate's specialty, which may include conducting, instrumental techniques courses, directing a small ensemble, or teaching in an applied area.

*Mentor music education students and oversee student teaching/practicum placements and supervision.

*Collaborate with the NWU Department of Education to facilitate student candidacy into the Teacher Education Program.

*Recruit new music education students, working closely with department faculty and the Admissions Office.

*Advise the NWU NAfME Collegiate Chapter.

Commitment to Diversity

Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University's mission and we embrace it as a source of strength. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they are able to enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials.

Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA. E-Verify, EOE.

How to apply:

To apply, please upload the following materials at:

  • letter of application addressing qualifications;
  • a detailed curriculum vita, including a list of courses or subject areas previously taught or within the candidate's ability to teach (please indicate any training or certification in methods such as Dalcroze, Kodaly, Orff-Schulwerk, and/or Suzuki);
  • a statement of your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, particularly addressing how this influences your teaching; and
  • and the names of three professional references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The search committee may request additional materials after the initial screening, such as a statement of teaching philosophy and links to video footage of teaching.


Working at Nebraska Wesleyan University

Since our founding in 1887, Nebraska Wesleyan University has both grown and remained steadfast to a liberal arts education in a Christian environment. Nebraska Wesleyan University is considered one of the strongest institutions of its kind in the Midwest, and has been continuously accredited since 1914.

NWU at a Glance

  • Founded in 1887
  • Located in the University Place neighborhood of northeast Lincoln, NE
  • Approximately 1,600 undergraduates, 225 graduate students and 275 adult learners
  • 53 majors, 41 minors, 18 pre-professional programs
  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 75 student organizations
  • Seven Greek chapters
  • Thriving study abroad and service learning programming

Mission Statement

Nebraska Wesleyan University is an academic community dedicated to intellectual and personal growth within the context of a liberal arts education and in an environment of Christian concern.

Nebraska Wesleyan was founded by Nebraska Methodists and actively maintains its relation to The United Methodist Church. The University reflects the Judeo Christian tradition in its efforts to integrate questions about meaning and value with the pursuit of learning and understanding.

The University is committed to excellence of academic endeavor and to learning as a lifelong process. The curricula and programs are designed to assist students in gaining and expanding knowledge and skills, in developing their competence in rational thought and communication, in broadening their perspectives on humanity and culture, and in enhancing their spiritual, physical, emotional, and aesthetic resources.

Nebraska Wesleyan intends that its students develop a sense of individual worth and become useful and serving members of the human community.

Approved by the Board of Governors – February 8, 1979
Reaffirmed by the Board of Governors – May 12, 2000

Statement of Vision
Nebraska Wesleyan University will be an outstanding national liberal arts university, where the educational experience transforms each student to lead a life of learning, service, leadership, and success in a diverse world.

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