Visiting Assistant Professor – Director of Orchestra/Applied Upper Strings Institution: Colorado Mesa University

Visiting Assistant Professor – Director of Orchestra/Applied Upper Strings
Colorado Mesa University
May 1, 2013
Employment Level:
Non tenure track
Employment Status:
Not specified
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Colorado Mesa University

Visiting Assistant Professor – Director of Orchestra/Applied Upper Strings
One-year position for 2013-2014

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Music at Colorado Mesa University seeks a dynamic orchestra conductor, teacher and violin performer. Primary responsibilities are to conduct the CMU orchestra and teach applied violin and viola. Other responsibilities include teaching String Pedagogy and Materials, Symphonic Literature, coaching chamber ensembles and teaching in other areas based on the expertise of the candidate and the needs of the department. The successful candidate will recruit for and maintain a vibrant violin and viola studio. The successful candidate will also become the Concertmaster of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and will be remunerated under a separate contract.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Preference will be given to candidates with a doctoral degree. Consideration will also be given to candidates with a Masters degree who demonstrate exceptional experience and proven success teaching, conducting and performing. Experience in the music education field desired, but not a requirement for the position. Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: One-year position to begin August 12, 2013. A search will be conducted during the 2013-2014 academic year for the full-time, tenure-track position.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by May 22nd. Email/electronic applications are not accepted.

APPLICATION: To apply, please submit (1) cover letter describing your qualifications and experience as they relate to the specific requirements and responsibilities of this position; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (official transcripts will be required upon hire); (4) names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references; (5) three letters of recommendation (confidential preferred, sent directly from writers); (6) recent recordings of performances and video of conducting either in performance or rehearsal.

Please include the following completed forms:

• Applicant Authorization and Release to Conduct Reference and Background Check
• Background Investigation and Disclosure Authorization
• Affirmative Action Information
• Applicant Authorization to permit Search Committee members to review candidate transcript

Mail to:
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music-Strings
Human Resources, LHH 237
Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122
Phone: 970 248-1820

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Calvin Hofer, Department Head of Music (970) 248-1163.

Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


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