Assistant Professor of Jazz Composition

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor of Jazz Composition
Department Music
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Job Type Full-Time
Job EEO Category Faculty
Physical Demands
Job Summary

The University of Northern Colorado School of Music is searching for an innovative composer to serve as an Assistant Professor of Jazz Composition beginning August 13, 2018. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching applied lessons to graduate and undergraduate students, as well as additional courses based on the strengths and interests of the candidate and the needs of the School of Music. A collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit is expected and the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a record of excellent teaching and scholarly activity. This is a full-time, tenure-track position.

Minimum Qualifications

Master of Music degree or equivalent professional experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching at the collegiate level or equivalent professional experience and terminal degree preferred.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00281
Position Number F99399
Desired Start Date 08/13/2018
Open Date 09/07/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications begins October 1 and continues until filled. Qualified candidates complete and submit online at the following materials: online application form, cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy that includes teaching students from diverse backgrounds, and contact information for three professional references. Work samples may be requested after the initial review of applications. Address the cover to the attention of Dana Landry, Search Committee Chair.

Contact Monica Coverdale at with questions regarding applying to this position.

The College of Performing and Visual Arts is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, people of color, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities, and veterans. We are learning and growing together to create an inclusive campus community, particularly in the classroom and workplace. The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/ /Title IX employer.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

Additional Requirements

Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. List of References
Optional Documents