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Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Position: Assistant Professor of Composition

General Information:

The UNL School of Music invites applications
and nominations for the following position:


Doctorate in music composition required. Equal expertise, facility, and enthusiasm in classical and jazz composition required. Because of the considerable expertise of other UNL faculty in the areas of orchestral and opera composition, the successful candidate may represent a balance in other areas. These might include band music, chamber music, music for dance, choral music, etc., and must include jazz composition, as mentioned above. Expertise in Finale or Sibelius software required. Expertise in ProTools, Logic Pro, and other digital media/film scoring software strongly preferred. College teaching experience preferred.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Teaching: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in classical and jazz composition, orchestration, arranging, and pedagogy. Duties also may include (1) the teaching of a course in film scoring, depending upon the candidate’s strengths and the needs of the School, and (2) involvement with the new Composition Music Education Initiative at UNL. Recruit outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in music composition.

Research: Establish/maintain a program of outstanding artistic and scholarly productivity in the field of music composition, both classical and jazz, that contributes to the national/ international discussions of the discipline.

Service: Serve on faculty committees (School, College, and University); serve in professional organizations (examples may include ASCAP, American Composers Forum, Society of Composers, Inc., Society of Composers and Lyricists, Film Music Society, CMS, International Association of Jazz Educators, etc.); work in a collegial fashion with faculty, staff, students, and administration. Additional duties as assigned by the Director of the School of Music.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative application at the web site, requisition 070958 and then submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a portfolio of 3-5 musical compositions that demonstrate the candidate’s technical and expressive prowess and that demonstrate facility in both classical and jazz idioms, and three current letters of reference sent under separate cover from the reference writers.

Deadline: open until filled


Composition Search Chair, UNL School of Music, 121 Westbrook Music Building, Lincoln, NE 68588-0100

Other Information:

School of Music: The School of Music in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a professional, comprehensive arts institution. A Music Faculty of 50 internationally acclaimed artists and scholars serves more than 370 UNL music majors. Students may pursue a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degree options, including the Bachelor of Music, the Bachelor of Music Education, the Bachelor of Arts, the Master of Music, the Doctor of Musical Arts, and the Doctor of Philosophy (in collaboration with the UNL College of Education and Human Sciences). The UNL School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action and equal opportunity and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. We assure reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact Dr. Robert Woody at 402-472-6231 or 402-472-6830 for assistance.

Date Listed: 12/19/2007

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