University of Nebraska at Omaha — Assistant Professor of Voice

Department: School of Music

The College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media at the University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Voice to join the School of Music, an established and comprehensive college music program of undergraduate and graduate students at a metropolitan university. Primary teaching responsibilities for this position include applied voice with additional teaching assignments in voice-related courses. We seek candidates who have demonstrated the potential to contribute effectively to a faculty team, and are dedicated to a supportive and inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population. Research/creative activity and service are expected in this position. Start date for this position is August 14, 2023. The selected candidate will teach applied voice, with an ability to teach a diverse range of vocal styles; teach voice related courses; continue or develop a research/creative activity agenda; and provide service to the School, College, and University. Additional expectations include a willingness to contribute to all aspects of department life including active involvement in the recruitment, retention and mentoring of students; have strong communication and organizational skills; and a commitment to community engagement.

Required Qualifications: Master of Music in performance; college level teaching experience beyond the graduate-assistantship level; and evidence of success as a performing artist.

Preferred Qualifications: Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, or Baritone/Bass; professional performance experience; experience recruiting students at the college level; doctorate in voice.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Required Documents for Application:
Apply online at: All applicants should submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, diversity statement, list of references (3 required), and a Teaching and Singing Samples document with links to video footage teaching two different voice types (up to 20 minutes each) and performance links performed by the applicant within the last three years. The links must remain live and accessible throughout the entire search period. Screening of applications will begin November 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

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. 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.