Music - Assistant Professor of Music, Full Time Tenure-Track, Jazz and American Improvised Music - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Assistant Professor of Music, Full Time Tenure-Track, Jazz and American Improvised Music


Teach a 12 hour load per semester. Teach in a variety of areas within the Jazz and American Improvised Music concentration as related to candidate’s background and experience. Teaching areas may include studio instruction on candidate’s primary instrument, directing and/or composing for jazz ensembles and combos, and other courses as appropriate. Maintain national visibility as a jazz performer and/or composer, and national visibility as a teacher. Work in partnership with faculty colleagues to recruit and retain students. Advise students, participate in scholarly professional activities, and perform department, university and community service. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

ABD”; or Master’s Degree plus significant local recognition as a performer and/or composer.

Preferred Qualifications

Successful college teaching experience. Demonstrable knowledge of major bands, composers, performers, recordings, and teaching methods in Jazz and American improvised music from the 1900s to the present. The successful candidate must have the ability to work with, and be sensitive to, the needs of a diverse urban population. The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,
Semi-finalists will be required to provide representative audio and/or video recordings of recent performances and three letters of recommendation. Digital media, such as streaming video, is preferred.
Official transcripts will be required of all finalists.
If you cannot attach any documents at time of application, please submit them electronically to Christine Collins at
Label it as Search # F 125
Hard Copies can be submitted to:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Music Department
Campus Box 58, P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362
Phone: (303) 556-6974 | Fax: (303) 556-2714

Keyword Phrases

  • MUS - Music
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Music (instrument)
  • Music (composition)
  • Music (theory)
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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