Assistant Professor of Instrumental Activities


Nebraska Wesleyan University Department of Music invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Instrumental Activities as a Tenure-Track position.  This is a full-time faculty position to begin Fall 2022.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications and includes a comprehensive package with health, vision and dental insurance benefits, retirement benefits, a generous holiday schedule, and undergraduate tuition remission for employees’ dependents among other benefits. 

NWU is an accredited member of NASM.  For more information about the NWU Department of Music, visit  Final rank upon hire will be determined by the Provost commensurate with experience and education.


*Direct and provide leadership of NWU Symphonic Band, including organization of an annual tour

*Additional teaching responsibilities may include:  Conducting, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Arranging/Instrumentation, applied lessons according to candidate’s primary instrument, music technology, instrumental methods courses, other courses to be determined by applicant’s qualifications and departmental needs

*Commitment and energy in developing a high-impact recruiting plan to attract and maintain talented instrumental music majors as well as non-majors

*Supervise and coordinate Instrumental Activities (ensembles, juries, curriculum, applied lessons, adjunct faculty)


*Doctorate in music preferred; ABD considered

*Energy, musical artistry, vision, and commitment to develop strong instrumental ensembles

*Demonstrated interpersonal and innovative teaching skills

*Ability to work independently and collaboratively with faculty and students

*Knowledge of current issues and technology in music education

*Preferred qualifications include evidence of successful college teaching and recruiting experience, successful teaching in high school band programs, and/or private instruction on applied instrument

Commitment to Diversity

Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s mission and we embrace it as a source of strength.   Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they are able to enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials.

Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA.  E-Verify, EOE.

How to Apply

To apply, please send letter of application addressing qualifications, current curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as a teaching philosophy statement, syllabi, and/or teaching evaluations), a statement of your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, the names of three professional references, and unofficial transcripts to the following URL:  Review of applications will begin June 10, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.