Colorado Mesa University: Visiting Assistant Professor – Applied Violin & Viola/Orchestra Conductor

Visiting Assistant Professor – Applied Violin & Viola/Orchestra Conductor

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Music at Colorado Mesa University seeks a dynamic violin performer-teacher and orchestra conductor. Primary responsibilities are to teach applied violin and viola and conduct the CMU orchestra. Other responsibilities in this one-year position include teaching Orchestration, Symphonic Literature, and coaching chamber ensembles. The successful candidate will continue recruiting efforts for CMU, perform in the CMU Piano Trio, and fulfill service commitments to the department. Under a separate contract, this position serves as the Concertmaster of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: A Master’s degree from an accredited institution and demonstrated exceptional experience and proven success teaching, conducting required; PhD preferred. 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 beginning August 15, 2016

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 June 13, 2016.

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) Stylistically varied audio/video recordings of violin performances and conducting performances/rehearsals in the form of CD/DVD/URL links. (CD/DVD’s will not be returned.)

Please include the following completed forms:
– Applicant Authorization to permit Search Committee members to review candidate transcript
– Applicant Authorization and Release to Conduct Reference and Background Check form
– Voluntary Affirmative Action form

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

Alternatively, electronic applications are accepted at If using this method of application, please put the search name in the subject line to ensure that your materials are forwarded to the appropriate search file. Electronic application materials must be submitted as a .pdf or Word document (no size limit). Electronic materials submitted in any other format will not be accepted. Please do not copy and paste application materials into the body of your email; send materials as attachments. If submitting URL links to audio/video recordings, provide the links in a separate attachment. Mail CD/DVD recordings.

Direct inquiries regarding this position to Dr. Calvin Hofer, Head, Department of Music at, or (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 Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. – See more at:

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