University of Nebraska at Omaha — Instructor of Music Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies

Position Summary: Instructor of Music Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies

Essential Functions:
The College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media at the University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for a full-time (non-tenure) Instructor of Music Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies in the School of Music effective August 2023. Primary teaching responsibilities include instruction in audio recording, music technology, and music entrepreneurship. The successful candidate will also be expected to coordinate the Music Entrepreneurial Studies academic area. The candidate should have a strong background as a musician with experience in a variety of styles and genres and can work closely with areas from across the university to develop curricular interdisciplinary projects and events.  Additional areas of expertise could include acoustics/psychoacoustics, audio spatialization, music perception and cognition, music information retrieval, multimedia production, or live performance audio. The candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and be involved in service within the university and appropriate professional organizations.

Required Qualifications:  

  • Master’s degree in Music Technology, Audio Engineering, Commercial Music or a related discipline
  • Record of excellence in teaching music technology at the college or university level

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Doctoral degree
  • Relevant industry experience
  • Certification in one or more industry-standard digital audio workstations
  • Evidence of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the classroom

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

Required Documents for Application:
Qualified candidates are required to submit applications electronically at: https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/16341.  Please attach a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, a curriculum vita, a list of three references with current contact information, and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement (approximately 500 words). Additional materials (e.g. examples of representative professional work, unofficial transcripts, etc.) may be requested at a later stage in the search process. Initial screening of materials will begin on November 1, 2022. Position will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected.  Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Tomm Roland, Search Committee Chair, at troland@unomaha.edu.  

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 residential campus has 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 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.

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