University of Nebraska at Omaha — Assistant Professor of Saxophone

Essential Functions: The University of Nebraska at Omaha seeks a dynamic performer and educator to teach applied classical saxophone, applied jazz saxophone, and courses in music theory including commercial music theory at the rank of Assistant Professor. Anticipated start date is August 14, 2023. The recruitment, retention, and mentorship of saxophone students will be an important part of the successful candidate’s role.

Additional Duties: Support all saxophone-related aspects of our diverse, vibrant School of Music including bands, jazz activities, music education, orchestras, chamber music, and music technology. Work with faculty and students in a collaborative environment. Develop and maintain a strong record of research and creative activity through professional performances, publications, and/or conference presentations at the state, national and international levels. Perform service to the department, including School of Music outreach and recruitment events. Additional teaching duties may include teaching jazz improvisation, chamber music, jazz combo, woodwind literature/pedagogy, and/or other courses based on the candidate’s strengths and/or needs of the School of Music.

Required Qualifications: Master’s degree and experience teaching classical and jazz saxophone. Professional experience performing in both jazz and classical genres.

Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree and experience teaching music theory.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Required Documents for Application: Qualified candidates are required to submit applications electronically at: Please attach a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, a curriculum vita, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement (approximately 500 words), a document with a link(s) to a representative video of both classical and jazz saxophone performances (YouTube (or similar) is an acceptable platform for performance videos), and a list of at least three references with current contact information. References will only be contacted for finalists. Additional materials (demonstration of teaching skills) may be requested at a later stage in the search process. Initial screening of materials will begin October 1, 2022. Position will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected. Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Pete Madsen, Search Committee Chair, at 

University of Nebraska at Omaha and the School of Music
The School of Music, one of three schools within the College of Communication, Fine Arts, and Media, is located in its own performing arts complex. The School just completed an expansion and renovation in February 2019 which includes a brand-new recital hall and state of the art recording studio. Phase Il of the expansion is currently underway with the addition of two new classrooms. With a faculty of 45, the School enrolls approximately 244 students and offers the Bachelor of Music degree with concentrations in Music Education and Performance; the Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in Music Studies, Music Technology, Jazz, and Entrepreneurship; and the Master of Music degree with concentrations in Conducting, Music Education, and Performance. The School of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

A vibrant, metropolitan university in the state’s largest city, the University of Nebraska at Omaha has an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students. The campus is a residential campus with the addition of several new and beautifully appointed residence halls. UNO is classified as a doctoral-research university in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and the Athletic program competes in NCAA Division I. It also has the distinction of being one of the nation’s leaders in engagement and outreach with a 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation. The campus is located in the heart of Omaha, a cosmopolitan city of more than 600,000 (1.2 million including the larger Omaha metro area), which is known for its excellent public-school system and strong economic base. The city has a variety of sizeable ethnic populations and a myriad of interesting places to live and shop. To learn more about how UNO lives its metropolitan mission please view UNO’s statement on Growing With and within Our Thriving Community:—may-20201.pdf

The University and School of Music have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.