Stelle: Chair of Department of Music and Performing Arts (University of Nebraska Kearney)

The University of Nebraska Kearney:
Chair of Department of Music and Performing Arts (rank of Associate or Full Professor)
Review of applications begins October 15, 2013

This department is in the College of Fine Arts and Humanities and includes Music, Theatre, and Dance. It offers BM degrees in Music Performance, Music Education, Musical Theatre, Music Business, a BAE degree in Theatre Education; BA degrees in Music and Theatre, an online MAE in Music Education, and minors in Music, Theatre, and Dance. The department is currently staffed by nineteen full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty and four lecturers. The Music program is accredited by NASM and is recognized by the university as a Program of Excellence.

The Chair supervises budget, personnel, curriculum, class scheduling / staffing, student recruitment, music equipment inventories and maintenance of NASM accreditation. The Chair also represents the department to the Dean, university, NU Foundation, and the outside community. The chair will be expected to teach courses in an area of personal expertise.

Required qualifications include: Earned doctorate in music. Academic record in teaching, scholarship, and service sufficient for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Excellent communication skills.

Preferred qualifications include: Experience with strategic planning and commitment to online graduate education. Teaching expertise in at least one of the following fields: Music Industry, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Music Theory/Composition, Jazz, or Trumpet. Experience with NASM accreditation procedures.

Review of applications begins October 15, 2013 and continues until position is filled. All applications must be submitted online. Please see for further information and include a letter of application, vita, and names and contact information of five references.

For questions about the position, contact Dr. Sharon Campbell, Chair MPA Screening Committee (308) 865-8118 or campbellso at For questions about the online application, contact Human Resources (308) 865-8655 or employment at

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