Assistant Professor of Music

Job description

The Music Program in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Music Performance in Guitar with a specialty in contemporary music and a background in classical, jazz and other styles. The position will begin in January 2019. This position requires teaching and curriculum development in areas of music history, humanities, entrepreneurship and chamber music courses. The successful candidate will contribute to the unique interdisciplinary programs of the Music Program and the Visual and Performing Arts Department.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Report and has earned recognition as one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" in 2018 by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Colorado Springs, (pop. 500K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. For this position, the college will not sponsor work visas.


Minimum qualification:

D.M.A. (preferred) or a Ph.D. in Music

Preferred qualifications:

  • National reputation as a performer (guitar) (over 5 years)
  • Experience in conducting (particularly in contemporary and small ensembles)
  • Significant teaching experience at the college level (10-15 years)
  • Significant experience in course development and teaching interdisciplinary curriculum at the university level
  • Significant organizational, administrative and recruiting skills
  • Experience in developing a Music History sequence at the university level

Special Instructions to Applicants:Official transcripts will be required upon hire. The College will not sponsor visas for this position.

If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact. Candidates must submit: • letter of application • curriculum vita • links to at least three professional recordings of the candidate's creative / research work • statement of teaching philosophy • contact information for three confidential referees • unofficial transcripts Applications received by October 14, 2018 will receive full consideration. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40059 - LAS-Music

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 1, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Jane Rigler

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00480121





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Posted: 10/2/2018
Application Due: 11/14/2018
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