Instructor of Music Education

Job description

Areas of Intereset: Art/Design
Functional Areas: College of Music
Department: College of Music
Requisition Number: 14001
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: Faculty
Schedule: Full-Time

Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder College of Music invites applications for a non-tenure track, three-year renewable appointment as Instructor with expertise in music education (orchestra/strings) and string pedagogy. Appointment to commence in August 2019.

Who We Are

The College of Music offers degree programs in Performance, Musicology, Composition and Music Education from the Bachelor’s Degree through the Doctorate. There are 300 undergraduate and 250 graduate music majors within the College taught by 58 full-time and 23 part-time faculty.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Teach undergraduate and Master’s-level music education (instrumental methods, secondary music teaching approaches, applications of music pedagogy) and string pedagogy courses; conduct chamber orchestra as needed; supervise student teachers; advise undergraduate and graduate music education students; serve on Masters-level committees, supervise Master’s theses. Opportunities for additional summer teaching are possible. Additional duties include fostering relationships with area school orchestra teachers, recruiting students for the Music Education program and service on College of Music committees. Professional engagement, including presentations at state conferences or adjudication at regional orchestra festivals is expected.

What We Can Offer

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Be Ambitious. Be Talented. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Master’s Degree.
  • Minimum 3 years successful K-12 orchestra or college-level teaching required.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • ABD status or completed doctorate in music education or conducting preferred.
  • College-level teaching experience preferred.

Special Instructions

The following application materials are to be submitted online at

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • Online link(s) to videos that include classroom teaching (collegiate level music education; collegiate string pedagogy; pre-collegiate string class/orchestra rehearsal or pre-collegiate music elective) AND orchestra concert performance excerpts.
    • Excerpts should each be 15-20 minutes in length.
    • A large file upload will be accepted in lieu of a link, but is not preferred.

Names of and contact information for three professional references will be requested by our system during the application process. Confidential letters of recommendation will be requested from these references at a later time.

Applications received by December 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. Position will be posted until filled.

For questions, please contact: Dr. Margaret Berg, Chair of the Search Committee.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer





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Posted: 12/9/2018
Application Due: 12/10/2018
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