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The University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Position Vacancy
University of Colorado Boulder
Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Education (Instrumental) - Tenure-Track
  • Completed all but dissertation (ABD) for a doctoral degree in music education.
  • A minimum of three years of successful instrumental music teaching experience at the elementary, middle, and/or high school levels.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a record of and/or potential for significant scholarly contributions to the field.
  • Hold or be eligible to hold an initial or professional Colorado teaching license with K-12 Music Endorsement.
Position Expectations:
The final assignment of duties will be based on the expertise of the candidate and the needs of the department. Teach undergraduate introductory classes for music education majors and classes in the area of candidate’s specialization (instrumental music: band or strings); supervise student teachers; teach graduate classes at the master’s and/or doctoral level; supervise graduate research including PhD dissertations; advise graduate students and serve on graduate committees; participate in active recruitment of undergraduate, master’s, and particularly PhD students. Depending on the candidate’s background in orchestral conducting, the possibility of conducting an orchestra exists. Teaching in the summer master’s program is encouraged and available as an additional appointment. Achieve a high profile of professional activities including maintaining an active research agenda, presentation at major conferences, and publication in peer-reviewed journals. Contribute to service within the department, College, and to local and national professional organizations; develop a mutually supportive relationship with local K-12 music educators.
Applications Must Include:
  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Cover Letter.
  3. A short essay (no more than 1 single spaced page, uploaded in PDF format) that addresses the following statement: "Our unit recognizes that our mission is strengthened by contributions from varied perspectives. Describe what your commitment to educating music teachers in diversity, equity, and inclusion looks like in practice."
  4. During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three (3) references. Confidential letters of recommendation may be requested at a later time. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.
  5. A teaching video may be requested at a later time.
URL to Complete Application:
Application Deadline:
Applications received by October 21, 2022, will receive full consideration. The position will be open until filled.
Applications Will Be Reviewed Starting:
October 22, 2022
Inquiries About the Position Should Be Directed to:
Dr. David Rickels, Music Education Search Committee Chair,
Institutional Information:
The College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks an accomplished music educator, teacher educator, and scholar with a background in instrumental music (band or orchestra/strings) to serve on the Music Education faculty. This full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor will commence in August of 2023.

As one of 35 U.S. public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—our goal at CU Boulder is to directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Our faculty, staff, and students work with the broader community to establish outstanding connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world.
A Note from Brian Wesolowski:

The mission of the Music Research Nexus is to connect those involved in music education/music therapy research at higher education institutions. 

1. Music education/music therapy position vacancies
2. Calls for international, national, and state music education conferences
3. Calls for nominations for service-related activities
4. Calls for papers
5. Research funding/award opportunities

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