Assistant Professor Low Brass/Music Theory

Assistant Professor, Low Brass/Music Theory (Tenure Track)

JOB DESCRIPTION OR DUTIES: The Music and Performing Arts Department at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is searching for an Assistant Professor of Low Brass/Music Theory (Tenure Track) to start in August of 2015.

Serve as Assistant Professor (tenure track) of Low Brass/Music Theory. Demonstrate a high level of performance ability and implementation of brass pedagogy. Responsibilities will include: teaching the low brass studio, directing the low brass ensemble, teaching music theory/ear training courses, and other courses appropriate to the candidates interests, experience, and departmental needs. In addition, active student recruitment and retention, scholarship (research/creative activity), and university service are required.

REQUIRED AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Earned doctorate in music or ABD with degree completion by the time of appointment; experience in teaching low brass and music theory/ear training. Willingness to teach distance courses. Preferred: 1+ year(s) of college level teaching experience; experience advising undergraduate and/or graduate students; experience teaching distance courses.

HOW TO APPLY: Application review will begin on March 30, 2015. Review continues until position is filled. For more information and to apply visit All applications MUST be completed online. To apply select “Apply” and follow instructions to complete the Faculty Application. Also, attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and list of five references with contact information to the online application. In addition, please arrange to have three to five letters of reference sent to:

Dr. Duane Bierman
Chair, Asst. Prof. of Low Brass/Music Theory Screening
Committee Department of Music and Performing Arts
2506 12th Avenue
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849

Please direct questions about the position to: 308-865-8607. Direct questions about the online application process to: 308-865-8655 or The University of Nebraska at Kearney is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person upon the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin. Applicants needing accommodations should contact Human Resources at 308-865-8655. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate. Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive. The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. NuFlex benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care as well as an Educational Assistance Program. Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA/CREF and Fidelity.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney, serving approximately 7,200 students, is one of four University of Nebraska campuses. Established in 1905, the University has a tradition of emphasis in scholarly teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines. Kearney, a progressive city of 31,000, is the educational, medical, cultural, commercial and agricultural center of a large mid-state area.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and participates in E-verify.

Published by


Just a fan of brass and woodwind music.