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Assistant Professor of Music - Classical Trumpet (CR)

University of Northern Colorado
Job Location:
Greeley, 80639


COMPENSATION RANGE: 52,000.00 - 52,000.00 USD per year


DEPARTMENT: Schl of Music Office


BENEFITS: UNC's Career Hub

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 06/27/2024.

The School of Music in the College of Performing and Visual Arts at the University of Northern Colorado is seeking a full-time Contract Renewable Assistant Professor of Classical Trumpet to begin August 2024.

Position Description:
The University of Northern Colorado School of Music invites applications for a contract-renewable, full-time appointment as an applied classical trumpet faculty member. The successful candidate will actively recruit music majors within the framework of our goal of increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and work collaboratively with colleagues to advance the School's programs and initiatives. Specific responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate trumpet lessons, studio class, and possibly additional areas within the School of Music based on a candidate's strengths, qualifications, and interests. Other assignments will depend on interest, experience, and program needs.

With a history of excellence and leadership in arts and education, the School of Music is a community of students, teachers, artists, scholars, and music industry professionals. Our 40 full-time and 30 adjunct faculty teach and support over 350 music majors pursuing undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees in programs including performance, music education, jazz studies, music business, composition, theory, and history & literature; and certificate programs in Music Technology and Arts Entrepreneurship. Primarily housed in historic Frasier Hall, our facilities include a fully equipped and professionally managed recording studio and the new Campus Commons Performance Hall. We adhere to the values of College of Performing and Visual Arts: Creative Thinking, Belonging & Justice, Integrity, Sustaining Relationships, and Tradition & Transformation.

Qualifications and Experience
Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree in classical trumpet performance,
1 year of experience teaching applied classical trumpet at the college level,
Record of related professional activity,
Proven experience as, or potential to become, a successful recruiter, and
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Terminal degree in classical trumpet performance or commensurate professional experience (Tested experience document available upon request - please contact search chair, Dr. Melissa Malde,,
2 years of teaching applied classical trumpet and related coursework at the college level,
Experience with graduate-level teaching in applied classical trumpet, and
Record of professional performing experience and/or scholarly publications of a regional or wider scope

Target Start Date: August 19, 2004

Contact and Application Deadline
Application is open until filled; review of applications will begin June 26, 2024.
Contact search committee chair, Dr. Melissa Mallde, with questions.

Applicants will submit a cover letter that includes a statement of teaching philosophy as well as their qualifications and experience; a curriculum vitae; a diversity statement; links to a video that demonstrates teaching, and links to a video that demonstrates performance. Videos should not exceed 20 minutes. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans for all full-time positions. Employees at UNC receive sick leave, and other leave options may be available based on position. Full-time employees are eligible to receive tuition waiver benefits, as well as dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

About UNC
The University of Northern Colorado is a public doctoral/research institution located in Greeley, Colorado. UNC's commitment to education began in 1889 and continues to be a transformational force for our students. According to CollegeNet's Social Mobility Index, UNC ranked #1 in social mobility (2022). UNC is also committed to providing our faculty and staff with the support they need to succeed as professionals, educators, and in life. Please visit UNC's Career Hub,to learn more about UNC's strategic plan, school programs, and employee benefits. Go Bears!

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
The University of Northern Colorado believes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is the pathway to achieving an inclusive community and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. UNC supports the growth of individuals who care about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, or physical ability - to honor the intersectionality of our campus. Please visit UNC's Career Hub to learn more about UNC's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Background Check
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.

This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature, approval by the Board of Trustees, and subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado.

Clery Act
In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online. A paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.

AAEO Employer
The University of Northern Colorado is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to a culturally diverse staff, faculty, and student body.

The University will not engage in unlawful discrimination in employment or educational services against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is the University's policy to prohibit discrimination in employment or educational services on the basis of sexual orientation or political affiliation. The University will likewise take affirmative action to ensure that student applicants and enrolled students are treated during the enrollment at the University without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. Such affirmative action shall include, but not be limited to the following: employment, upgrading, demotion or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff, retirement, or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. Furthermore, the University will post in conspicuous places, notice setting forth the provisions of this University's Equal Opportunity Policy.

Federal regulations require that the University of Northern Colorado retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.

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