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Instructor of Music (Jazz Trumpet) - Contract Renewable

University of Northern Colorado
Job Location:
Greeley, Colorado

Job Summary:
The faculty member in this position will be responsible for a typical teaching load for a contract-renewable position: 12 workload units (WLUs) of teaching, 1.5 WLUs for service, and 1.5 WLUs for research/creative works. This position will be responsible for teaching primary and occasionally secondary applied instruction in jazz trumpet. Other courses taught may include ensemble courses (MUS 2/4/625 Lab Band and MUS 2/4/621 Small Jazz Ensembles/Combo Forum), MUS 2/464 Studio Class, MUS 296 Jazz Music: History & Appreciation, and MUS 4/641 Standard Jazz Repertoire, among other courses in the Jazz Area. This position will also assist with auditions, recitals, and juries, and participate in recruitment activities for the School of Music as appropriate. Other duties as assigned by the Director of the School of Music.

Additional Requirements

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.

About the Institution

Founded in 1889, UNC is a public doctoral research university committed to student success. We have a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in five colleges: Education and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Monfort College of Business, Natural and Health Sciences, and Performing and Visual Arts.

The University of Northern Colorado is Colorado's leader in education. One of the major priorities of the campus is the implementation of the University strategic plan: Rowing not Drifting 2030 guides our direction and aspirations for the next decade. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, the University of Northern Colorado strives to be the institution the state looks to as the future of higher education. Our students experience a personalized education grounded in the liberal arts and infused with the critical and creative inquiry; establish relationships with faculty and staff that nurture individual development; gain the skills and knowledge that promote upward mobility; and share a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

About the College

The College of Performing and Visual Arts is devoted to preparing students for exciting careers in the arts. We pride ourselves in the distinctive educational experience we provide, with over 90 talented faculty and staff collaborating to offer individualized support for our diverse community of students. Our student population of over 1,000 students makes our College a vibrant place to learn and grow as an artist. With our busy roster of arts events open to the public each year, the College of Performing and Visual Arts is a cultural hub of northern Colorado where students and wider community converge to create and enjoy high-quality arts programming.

Institutional Values

As you consider joining the UNC community, it is important to know that UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We develop and learn more with a diverse team. Diversity encompasses differing perspectives, thoughts, and experiences. We value diversity in all forms and appreciate the contributions every individual makes to the UNC community. We expect members of our community to stretch their learning about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, and physical ability. When you join UNC, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-minded institution committed to meaningful collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

Location and Community

The University of Northern Colorado is located in Greeley, Colorado. The city has a population of 110,000 and is perfectly situated on the high plains with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains. One hour north of Denver and a little over an hour east of Rocky Mountain National Park, Greeley has a distinct small-town feel and a downtown that is designated as a Colorado Creative District. Further information can be found at Visit Greeley and U.S Census Quick Facts.

Additional Information:

This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature and approval by the Board of Trustees, and is subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado. Federal regulations require that the University retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.

The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual preference or veteran status. For more information or issues of equity or fairness or claims of discrimination contact the UNC AA/EEO/Title IX Officer at UNC Human Resource Services, Campus Box 54, Carter Hall 2002, Greeley, CO 80639, or call 970-351-2718.

Minimum Qualifications:
To serve as an instructor in undergraduate courses, the incumbent must hold a Bachelor's degree in one or more of the disciplines of the School of Music and at least three years of professional experience in the area to be taught. Alternatively, the incumbent may hold a Master's degree in conjunction with at least one year of professional experience in the area to be taught. A terminal degree or equivalent professional experience in the area to be taught is required for instructors in graduate courses. Terminal degree required for Instructor title (otherwise the position title is Lecturer).

Preferred Qualifications:
Terminal degree in one or more of the disciplines of the School of Music. Evidence of outstanding artistry and record of successful college-level teaching experience in the area to be taught. A commitment to quality instruction at the college level is essential.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled. Application documents to be submitted online include: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and Contact Information for at least three professional references. Application review will start November 29, 2021.

Contact PVA HR Specialist, Diana Algiene-Henry, at with questions regarding applying for this position.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Compensation for this position includes an approximate salary of $46,350.00. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. 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.

Additional Requirements and Information:
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.

Required Notice: In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online ( and 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.

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