Music Department Chair/Associate or Full Professor

Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado, United States
$60,000.00 - $70,000.00
Jan 14, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The Department of Music at Colorado State University Pueblo, which is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), prepares undergraduate students to function professionally in their chosen field of music within the larger context of a liberal education, to provide artistic enrichment for the community, and to serve as an artistic resource. The Department of Music is part of the School of Creativity + Practice, an integrated approach to learning that brings together the Departments of Art & Creative Media, Media Communication, and Music.


 Description of Job: **All responsibilities of faculty members at CSU Pueblo are in accordance with the Faculty Handbook.  The Faculty Handbook is the authoritative guide on specific requirements with regard to teaching assignments, scholarly activity, research, and service.
This position is a 9-month, full-time appointment with department chair duties and faculty duties.

Primary Duties:

Half-time department chair: Duties include leading faculty and students in fulfilling the vision and mission of the Department of Music. These duties also include mentoring faculty; completing Annual Performance Reviews for faculty and administrative assistants; making recommendations on promotion and tenure review; modeling collegial and respectful personal interactions; attending to personnel issues; supervising administrative assistants; orienting adjuncts and new instructors; attending to salary equity or merit requests; overseeing applications for sabbatical; providing a supportive environment for staff, students and faculty; scheduling classes; directing curriculum; maintaining the department's NASM accreditation; preparing long-range planning; maintaining a collaborative environment among faculty and staff members; preparing reports for the institution; monitoring articulation agreements; managing and allocating budgets; actively serving as an advocate for Departmental curricular and financial needs; actively engaging in student recruiting and Departmental growth both in student enrollments and faculty and staff positions; providing academic advising; organizing department meetings; supporting the School of Creativity + Practice; implementing CSU Pueblo’s Vision 2028.

Half-time teaching: One or more Music Methods course(s) for Music Education majors, oversee Music Education majors, and work collaboratively with CSU Pueblo’s Department of Education. Additional teaching duties will be based on candidate’s areas of expertise, such as applied music lessons, ensembles, or lecture courses.
Creative Activity: Actively engaged in scholarly or creative contributions
Service: Expected service to the department, university, profession and community.


 Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights: Minimum Qualifications
  • DMA, Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Music.
  • 3 years college-level teaching; achieved rank of associate professor or higher or eligible for tenure at CSU-Pueblo.
Preferred Qualifications
  • At least one degree in Music Education (preferably a graduate degree).
  • K-12 teaching experience; 5 years college-level teaching; administrative experience as a department chair.


 Supplemental Information:
All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 
  • a letter of intent (cover letter);
  • a current resume or CV;
  • unofficial or official transcripts showing required degree conferred; and
  • three professional references with contact information to the on-line application.
  • Applications submitted without the required attachments above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

    Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, though all applications received by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, March 1, 2021 will be given full consideration.

    About Colorado State University Pueblo
     Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students.  CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small student-to-faculty ratio for an ever-changing global economy.  Students can choose from 35 undergraduate programs with 81 fields of study in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the Hasan School of Business; the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the College of Health, Education, and Nursing; and 13 graduate programs.
     CSU Pueblo is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution.  Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.  
     Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of STEM houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report.  CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.
     At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience.  Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

    Colorado State University Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
    • Medical Insurance and Prescription Drugs 
    • Dental Insurance 
    • Vision Insurance 
    • Flexible Benefit Plan 
    • Basic Term Life Insurance 
    • Voluntary Term Life and AD&D Insurance 
    • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
    • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) 
    • Travel Accident Insurance 
    • Voluntary Critical Illness and Accident Insurance 
    • Wellness Incentive Program
    • Annual & Sick Leave 
    • Retirement Plans
     About Pueblo, Colorado 
     The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year-round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west.  The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.
     CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.
     The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.
     Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
     It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity at (719) 549-2441 or
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     Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.