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Assistant Professor of Violin

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Other Arts, Performing Arts, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a distinguished teacher and performer of violin for our string program! This full-time faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor will commence in August of 2022. We are seeking someone whose approach to teaching and performing is innovative, diverse, and entrepreneurial.
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 string area and 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 College of Music , home to the Grammy award-winning Takács String Quartet, supports six full-time string faculty members and one harp instructor. Comprising 40 graduate and 60 undergraduate string majors, the String Department offers studio instruction, chamber music coaching, and courses in string pedagogy, orchestral repertoire, and non-jazz improvisation for strings to students pursuing the following music degrees: BA, BM in Performance, BME, MM in Performance and in Performance/Pedagogy, DMA in Performance, and Artist Diplomas in Solo, Chamber Music, and Orchestral Performance. The College of Music also supports an Artist Diploma in String Quartet Performance for pre-professional quartets. The College of Music has a strong early music program and a strong new music program.

The College of Music offers degree programs in Performance, Conducting, 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

Teach applied violin and related courses in the string area, including chamber music coaching; participate in regional and national recruiting; maintain an active creative career; serve on graduate committees and supervise graduate theses and projects; student advising, and other College and University service activities as appropriate. The final assignment of duties will be based on the needs of the department and the expertise of the candidate.

What You Should Know

This is an appointment at the Assistant Professor level, tenure-track.

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement . New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

Annual Salary Range is $68,000-$75,000.


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

An established record of excellence in college teaching and creative work.

An earned doctorate in Violin Performance or related field, or the equivalent in professional experience is required.

What We Would Like You To Have

The College of Music encourages candidates whose approach to teaching and performing are innovative, diverse, and entrepreneurial.

Special Instructions

The following application materials are to be submitted online at :

1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae.
2. Cover Letter.
3. A short essay (no more than 1 page) that addresses the following statement: "Our unit recognizes that our mission is strengthened by contributions from varied perspectives. Describe what your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion looks like in practice."
4. Online link(s) to recent, live performance recordings. Large files will be accepted in lieu of links, but are not preferred.
a) Several unedited recordings of recent, live performances are required as part of your application. Links to the recordings or a single link to your portfolio is preferred. (If you are unable to supply links with your application, you have the option to upload a large file. If you have difficulties uploading the file, please contact Ingrid Arran at to coordinate the receipt of the recordings.) Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Confidential letters of recommendation will be requested at a later time.

Applications received by October 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. Position will be posted until filled.

For questions, please contact: Professor Chas Wetherbee, Chair, Violin Search Committee, charles.wetherbee@Colorado.EDU.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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