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Assistant Professor of Saxophone

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Other Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks an accomplished teacher and performer of saxophone. This full-time faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor will commence in August of 2022.
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. Read more here: . The College of Music as a whole is characterized by genuine respect among faculty and a nurturing learning environment for students.

Comprising 40 graduate and 60 undergraduate woodwind majors, students in our department pursue the following music degrees: BA, BM in Performance, BME, MM in Performance and in Performance/Pedagogy, DMA in Performance and Pedagogy, and Artist Diplomas. The College of Music offers comprehensive 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 saxophone and related courses in the woodwind area (Chamber Music Literature, Woodwind Pedagogy); promote chamber music; participate in regional, national, and international recruitment; maintain an active creative career; serve on graduate committees and supervise graduate theses and projects; advise students; and undertake 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

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 as a performing artist and teacher. Proven success as a teacher at the collegiate level. An earned doctorate in Saxophone Performance, or significant professional accomplishments and experience.

What We Would Like You To Have

We seek individuals who are versatile performers with experience in both classical and jazz idioms.

Special Instructions

The following application materials are to be submitted online:
  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 links to recent, live performance recordings. Large files will be accepted in lieu of links, but are not preferred.
Confidential letters of recommendation will be requested at a later time.

Applications received by January 3, 2022, will receive full consideration. The position will be posted until filled.

For questions, please contact: Professor Yoshi Ishikawa, Chair, Saxophone Search Committee, ishikawa@Colorado.EDU.

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

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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