Associate or Full Professor of Harpsichord - Eugene D. Eaton, Jr. Chair in Baroque Music

Boulder, CO
Sep 09, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Colorado Boulder College of Music seeks an Associate or Full Professor of Harpsichord, who will hold the Eugene D. Eaton, Jr. Chair in Baroque Music. Appointment to begin August 2018.


Instructional duties include teaching harpsichord lessons and directing the Early Music Ensemble. Teaching related courses in basso continuo, performance practice, and any additional areas of interest is anticipated. A secondary interest in organ is preferred. The successful candidate will maintain a significant national/international performing career, appropriate to an endowed chair appointment. Related scholarly activity is desirable though not required. The successful candidate will also serve on graduate committees; advise students in curricular matters and career development opportunities; participate in College, University, and professional service activities; and be directly responsible for student recruitment, leading the College of Music in building a harpsichord studio of distinction.

Rank / Salary / Benefits / Start Date:
  • Associate or Full Professor (full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position; possibility of entering with tenure)
  • Located right next to the famous Flatirons and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, the University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in beautiful Colorado and offers an unparalleled picturesque university setting, an inspiring higher education environment, year-round outdoor activities, and close proximity to the amenities of Boulder and Denver, Colorado.
  • Competitive salary (commensurate with experience)
  • Appointment begins August 20, 2018.
College of Music Overview:
Founded in 1920, the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music offers a wide range of programs for undergraduate and graduate study, uniquely combining advanced musical training with professionally oriented experiences and the rich resources of a leading research university. Active as award-winning professional performers, composers and scholars, College of Music faculty members are committed to helping students develop their talents and succeed in their chosen musical endeavors. The College offers seven undergraduate and graduate degrees in 23 fields of study, along with an array of interdisciplinary opportunities, including certificates in music technology and entrepreneurship.

The Roser Piano and Keyboard Program at the University of Colorado Boulder, well regarded nationally and internationally, is home to passionate educators and performers skilled in all facets of keyboard study, including solo performance, pedagogy, collaborative piano, chamber music, organ, harpsichord, literature, jazz performance, and improvisation. The department features internationally recognized faculty uniquely equipped to provide a strong education to keyboardists of all kinds. Undergraduate students may choose to pursue BA, BM, or BME degrees. MM and DMA degree programs include extensive and individually considered requirements in repertoire, recitals, and research work.

In April 2017, longtime College of Music supporter and former Music Advisory Board chair Becky Roser endowed the Roser Piano and Keyboard Program. With her gift, Roser paved the way for the Piano and Keyboard area to offer more support for students and guest artist opportunities. Roser, who herself has played piano since she was a young girl, is equally aware that, in a larger sense, Piano and Keyboard, due to its collaborative nature, reaches all areas of the College.

In 2020, the College of Music will celebrate its centenary with the opening of a new wing, which will house new Piano and Keyboard studios, two new piano labs, and new rehearsal and performance spaces.


The successful candidate will either hold an earned doctorate in music or a master's degree in music and a commensurate record of professional achievement. A record of professional performances and college/university teaching experience is expected.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at:

Special Instructions to Applicants:Screening will begin October 15th. All applications received by November 1st will receive full consideration.

All job related inquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Andrew Cooperstock, Chair
Eaton Harpsichord Search

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:

In order to complete your application to this position, please complete the following 3-step application process:

  • Complete this CU Careers online application process for this position. A CV and cover letter will be required.
  • Within 48 hours of submitting this online application, you will then be notified via email to submit the contact information for three letter of recommendation providers.
  • Upload the following separate files or links (preferred) to Colorado Box at:
    • Full Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Performance video and/or audio recording
    • Teaching video
    • Ensemble rehearsal and/or conducting video, if available

  • Job Category: Faculty

    Primary Location: Boulder

    Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10362 - College of Music

    Schedule: Full-time

    Posting Date: Sep 8, 2017

    Closing Date: Ongoing

    Posting Contact Name: Dr. Andrew Cooperstock, Chair, Eaton Harpsichord Search

    Posting Contact Email:

    Position Number: 00159183