Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology or Music History

University of Nebraska Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music
Lincoln County, Nebraska
Closing date
Dec 10, 2021

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Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology or Music History

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 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 or Associate 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.

Minimum required qualifications:
  • 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.

How to apply:

The search committee will begin formal review of applications on January 3, 2022 and will continue until an appointment is made. Interested applicants must first go to, click on "Apply for this job," complete the form, and submit the following:
  • 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.)

The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and the Glenn Korff School of Music believe that diversity is important. We envision a faculty that will serve an increasingly diverse student body. To that end, we seek a diverse pool of candidates.

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
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Music - Assistant Professor, Location: Lincoln, NE - 68588

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