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Assistant Professor of Harpsichord

University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 15, 2023

Job Summary

The College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a skilled teacher and performer of harpsichord for the Eaton Chair in Baroque Music. This position will be hired at the Assistant Professor rank. In addition to applied harpsichord, the job includes directing the Early Music Ensemble. Candidates with experience teaching and playing fortepiano and/or organ will be given extra consideration. This full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment will commence in August of 2024.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are
The College of Music strives to be a community whose excellence is premised on diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek candidates who share this dedication. The warm and collegial climate of the College of Music as a whole reflects the genuine respect among faculty and the unified goal of providing a nurturing and encouraging environment for the students.

The Roser Piano and Keyboard Program at the University of Colorado Boulder, well regarded nationally and internationally, is home to passionate educators and performers skilled in all facets of keyboard study, including solo performance, pedagogy, collaborative piano, chamber music, organ, harpsichord, literature, jazz performance, and improvisation! The department features internationally recognized faculty uniquely equipped to provide a strong education to keyboardists of all kinds. Undergraduate students may choose to pursue BA, BM, or BME degrees. MM and DMA degree programs include extensive and individually considered requirements in repertoire, recitals, and research work.

In April 2017, longtime College of Music supporter and former Music Advisory Board chair Becky Roser endowed the Roser Piano and Keyboard Program. With her gift, Roser paved the way for the Piano and Keyboard area to offer more support for students and guest artist opportunities. Roser, who has played piano since she was a young girl, understands that, due to its collaborative nature, Piano and Keyboard, reaches all areas of the College.

The College of Music offers degree programs in Performance, Jazz Studies, Composition, Theory, Musicology, and Music Education. CU Boulder is located in one of the most picturesque and desirable geographic locations in the country, within easy driving distance of a major metropolitan area and the Rocky Mountains.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • Recruit and teach early keyboard (harpsichord, fortepiano) majors at undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels.
  • Administer and direct the Early Music Ensemble, including curating programs, coaching performers and ensembles, and conducting as needed.
  • Teach harpsichord (as well as fortepiano or organ if within expertise) to piano majors. Teach classes including Basso Continuo and Historical Performance Practice.
  • Serve on graduate student committees. Maintain an active performing career.
  • Serve on other College and University service activities as appropriate.
  • Final assignment of duties may include other teaching based on the needs of the College and the expertise of the candidate.
What You Should Know

This is a tenure-track appointment, Assistant Professor.

As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a reference check program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty appointments. The reference check program is intended to allow CU Boulder to collect and review information about a candidate's conduct at their previous institutions, specifically conduct related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and/or discrimination – before making hiring decisions. All final candidates for tenured faculty appointments are required to complete an Authorization to Release Information.

What We Can Offer
The salary range for this Assistant Professor position is $69,000 - $76,500 annually.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require
  • Evidence of potential for excellence in college teaching and creative work;
  • An earned doctorate in harpsichord performance or related field, or the equivalent in professional experience is required. ABD candidates will also be considered.
What We Would Like You to Have

The below are highly desirable but not required:
  • Experience working with a wide variety of instrumentalists and singers;
  • Experience with or interest in teaching fortepiano and/or organ.
Special Instructions

Applications received by January 22, 2024 will receive full consideration ; the position will be posted until filled.

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A cover letter describing your interest in the position and summarizing your personal teaching goals;
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. Diversity and Inclusion Statement: Please upload a short essay (no more than 1 single spaced page in PDF format) that addresses the following statement: "Our college recognizes that our mission is strengthened by contributions from varied perspectives. Describe your dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching and performance career."
  4. During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for three (3) references. We may request confidential letters of recommendation at a later time. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee;
  5. Online links to three (3) recent, live audio and/or video performance recordings (video preferred).

For questions, please contact: Professor David Korevaar, co-chair search committee,

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: David Korevaar

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