Job Details

University of Nebraska Omaha
  • Position Number: 2036381
  • Location: Omaha, NE
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Music

Saxophone Position Announcement

Position Summary: Assistant Professor of Saxophone – Tenure Track

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 2021. 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. Additional materials (demonstration of teaching skills) may be requested at a later stage in the search process. Initial screening of materials will begin on December 1. Position will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected.

Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Pete Madsen, Search Committee Chair, at

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