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The Music Research Nexus

The University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Position Vacancy
University of Colorado Boulder
Instructor of Music Education - Non-Tenure Track
Candidates must have:
  • Master’s Degree
  • A minimum of three years of successful orchestra/strings teaching experience at the elementary, middle, and/or high school levels.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in directing and conducting high school or collegiate-level orchestra
  • Hold or be eligible to hold an initial or professional Colorado teaching license with K- 12 Music Endorsement. See for details on requirements, including reciprocal certification process for out-of-state license holders. Note that it is not necessary to apply for or receive licensure to be considered for this position, merely that applicants be eligible according to CDE requirements.
Position Expectations:
The University of Colorado Boulder College of Music invites applications for an Instructor of Music Education! This is a non-tenure track, three-year renewable appointment as Instructor with background in music education (orchestra/strings), string pedagogy, and orchestral conducting. Appointment to commence in August 2023.

The final assignment of duties will be based on the expertise of the candidate and the needs of the department. The teaching load is three courses per semester. In addition to conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra, duties could include teaching undergraduate music education (instrumental methods, secondary music teaching approaches, string techniques) and string pedagogy (undergraduate and Masters-level) courses; supervising student teachers; advising undergraduate string music education students and graduate music education students; and serving on Masters-level committees.

Opportunities for additional summer teaching are possible. The instructor will be expected to contribute to service within the department, College, and to professional organizations; develop a mutually supportive relationship with local school orchestra teachers; and recruit music education students. Professional engagement, including presentations at state conferences or adjudication at regional orchestra festivals is encouraged.
Applications Must Include:
Applicants must provide the following materials online via the CU Boulder Jobs website:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • PDF document containing link to an unedited video (20-30 minutes in length) of applicant's classroom teaching (collegiate music education; collegiate string pedagogy; collegiate orchestra rehearsal; pre-collegiate string class/orchestra rehearsal; or pre-collegiate music elective class).
  • PDF document containing links for up to 30 minutes of orchestral conducting. Video excerpts should include rehearsal and performance.
  • 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."
  • During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three (3) references. We may request letters of recommendation at a later time. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.
URL to Complete Application:
Application Deadline:
For full consideration, please apply by January 9, 2023. Position will remain open until filled.
Applications Will Be Reviewed Starting:
January 10, 2023
Inquiries About the Position Should Be Directed to:
Boulder Campus Human Resources at
Institutional Information:
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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