COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY (CMU), GRAND JUNCTION Position: Director of Orchestra/Applied Upper Strings. Full-time, tenure-track position

Position:  Director of Orchestra/Applied Upper Strings. Full-time, tenure-track position.  CMU is seeking a dynamic orchestra conductor, teacher and violin performer.  Responsibilities:  (Primary:)  Conduct the CMU Orchestra and teach applied violin and viola;  teach String Pedagogy and Materials, Symphonic Literature, coach chamber ensembles and teach 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 position also serves as the Concertmaster of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and will be remunerated under a separate contract.  Additional responsibilities include research and scholarly activities, providing academic advising to students as assigned, engaging in service to the University and community, and participation in Departmental and University committee work. Qualifications:  Minimum of a Master’s Degree with demonstrated exceptional experience and proven success teaching, conducting and performing.  Preference will be given to candidates with a doctoral degree. Experience in the music education field is desired, but is not a requirement for the position.   CMU 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.  Rank: Assistant Professor.  Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  There is an excellent health and benefits retirement package.  Begin:  Aug. 11, 2014.  Deadline:  Review is in progress; applicants should apply ASAP.  The position is open until filled.  Submit:  (1) A 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)  stylistically varied audio/video recordings of violin performances and conducting performances/rehearsals in the form of CD/DVD/URL links.  (CD/DVDs will not be returned.)  Please include the following completed forms:  Application Authorization and Release to Conduct Reference and Background Check (available at: Background investigation and Disclosure Authorization (available at: Voluntary Affirmative Action form (available at:  Mail to:  Assistant Professor of Music-Strings/Orchestra, Human Resources, LHH 237, Colorado Mesa University, 1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122.  Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Calvin Hofer, Department Head of Music by e-mail:  <>; or by phone:  970-248-1163. E-mail/electronic applications are not accepted.  CMU is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community, and conducts 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.  Applicants must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility.  CMU is an AA/EO Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.             


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