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Faculty, Bands & Brass (one year, non-tenure track)

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Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Faculty, Bands & Brass (one year, non-tenure track)
Rank To be determined based on qualifications
Tenure Information Non-Tenure Track
Nature of Work

Full-time, non-tenure-track bridge (one year appointment) faculty in the Music department with primary teaching emphasis in brass instruments, instrumental ensembles, and related areas as assigned by the Dean. The faculty member participates in the department and the institution’s communities of learners to foster a culture of inquiry, critical self-reflection, evidence-based decision making, and a learner-centered environment.

Examples of Work Performed

Essential Duties:
1. Teach and contribute to students’ academic growth and development
A. Teaching, which includes but is not limited to the following:
1. Organize course presentations through short-term and long-range lesson plans
2. Provide regular and timely assessment of student progress
3. Utilize resources, including technological resources, to provide current course content
4. Conduct classroom presentations and activities
5. Incorporate new methodologies in teaching and technology into classes
6. Participate in program assessment and catalog revisions
B. Advising Students, which includes but is not limited to the following:
1. Help students plan programs of study
2. Provide students with advice on academic issues and career counseling
3. Assist in the development, implementation, and assessment of the departmental enrollment management plan, including serving directly in student recruitment, retention, and success strategies
4. Schedule and maintain regular office hours for student advising
5. Establish and maintain regular contact with advisees
2. Continual preparation and study through scholarly and creative activity, which includes but is not limited to the following:
A. Participate in academic organizations related to teaching assignment
B. Give scholarly presentations, workshops or performances
C. Produce scholarly materials such as original research, manuscripts, articles, book reviews, musical arrangements, or works of art
D. Engage in appropriate professional development to enhance performance as faculty member
E. Seek external funding through grant and contract work related to discipline, as appropriate and assigned
3. Service to the Campus and Community, and Profession
A. Participate in campus and community presentations
B. Participate in campus and community organizations
C. Serve on Discipline-, Department-, School- and Campus-wide committees
D. Take an active role in discipline, departmental, and school accreditation and reaccreditation activities, as appropriate and as assigned
E. Sponsor student organizations, as appropriate and assigned
F. Contribute to professional organizations
G. Foster and sustain collegial relations with campus, community and profession
Secondary Duties:
1. Band Director duties
2. Other duties as assigned by Dean

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Music
• Performance experience on at least one brass instrument
• Experience directing concert bands
• Experience teaching brass instrument lessons

Preferred Qualifications

• Doctorate (including ABD) in Music
• K-12 and/or college-level music teaching experience

Salary Information Commensurate with qualifications and in accordance with the SCEA agreement; excellent benefits package


FLSA Exempt
Union Status SCEA
Number of Vacancies 1

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F29P
Desired Start Date 08/17/2017
Open Date 06/16/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
General Information
EEO Statement

The Nebraska State Colleges are equal opportunity institutions and do not discriminate against any student, employee, or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities. Each College has designated an individual to coordinate the Colleges’ non-discrimination efforts to comply with regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and practices may be directed to the Compliance Coordinators assigned at each College and identified on each College website.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you completed a master's degree in music?
    • Yes
    • No, but it will be completed by the time of appointment (August 17, 2017).
    • No
  2. * Do you have significant performance experience on at least one brass instrument?
    • Yes
    • I'm not sure that my performance experience is significant, but I do have performance experience on a brass instrument.
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience directing concert bands?
    • Yes, at both the college level and the 7-12 grade level.
    • Yes, at the college level.
    • Yes, at the 7-12 grade level.
    • No.
  4. * Do you have experience teaching applied lessons on at least one brass instrument?
    • Yes, on more than one brass instrument.
    • Yes, on one brass instrument.
    • No.
  5. On which brass instrument(s) do you have experience teaching applied lessons?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Which brass instrument to you consider to be your primary performing instrument?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcript 1
  3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents