Salary: $44,000.00 – $45,000.00 Annually
Location: Gunnison, CO
Job Type: Full Time
Division: Academic Affairs
Job Number: 51172F-FY22-1
Western Colorado University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position to serve as Lecturer in Music; Woodwinds.
Primary teaching responsibilities include Woodwind Studio teaching (Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Oboe and Bassoon) and Woodwind Methods. Clarinet or Flute primary is desired, all woodwind primaries considered.
Additional teaching responsibilities (based on experience and departmental needs) may include teaching in the following areas: Introduction to Music Education, Instrumental Methods, General Education music courses, and Athletic Bands. Overall teaching responsibilities include 30 semester credits per year with institutional and departmental release time available.
A principal role of this position is recruitment and program building, the candidate should be personable and have demonstrated evidence of successful recruitment and retention of students. The successful candidate will serve as Assistant Director of the All-Colorado Honor Band which includes administrative and logistical support of the festival. Additionally, this position will collaborate closely with the Director of Bands to develop the newly created Athletic Band Program as well as create a high school summer woodwind intensive. In addition, the successful candidate will collaborate with the music faculty to increase recruitment, visibility, and outreach throughout Colorado. This position reports to the Music Program Director. In all matters of recruitment and retention, this position reports to the Directors of Bands.
MM required, DMA or PhD preferred. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education, excellence in teaching, and willingness to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse student population. Candidates must also be able to use technology in instructional delivery, including ability to teach online and hybrid courses. Collegiality and professional flexibility are characteristic of the department and would be sought in the successful candidate. The successful candidate will also be an accomplished performer on their principal instrument.
Additional Application Information
The Department of Music at Western includes music majors, music minors, students from other disciplines across campus, and community members in its ensembles. Students enrolled as Music Majors have the opportunity to earn a professional degree in K-12 Music Education as well as Liberal Arts degrees in Music Comprehensive and new in Fall of 2022, Music Industry. There is also a traditional Music Minor and a Music Technology Minor. For more information on the Department of Music, visit our website at https://western.edu/program/music/
SALARY/BENEFITS: $44,000.00 (MM) or $45,000.00 (DMA, PhD) annualized salary. Excellent benefits package. Shared premiums for a comprehensive health insurance plan with zero deductibles, low maximum out of pocket expenses and low co-pays. Retirement plan, life and dental insurance and other insurance options. After one year of employment, Western provides free tuition for dependents enrolled full time in undergraduate programs for up to four years.
START DATE: August, 2022
APPLICATION: Apply online at www.western.edu/jobs.
Required attachments to the application include: letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, and a reference list with names and contact information of three references.
Also required are links to video recordings of recent performances by the candidate on his/her primary instrument (approximately15-20 minutes) as well as links to recordings of recent teaching (15-20 minutes).
Please direct questions to: Kenneth W. Todd, Program Director, Department of Music at [email protected]
Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during screening. Official transcripts are required prior to issuing contract.
Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Western Colorado University is a residential, public university with an enrollment of 3,000 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Faculty members share a strong commitment to personalized education with the liberal arts as its core. They are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community. The curriculum provides flexibility where experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches are valued. Western supports diversity, equity, and inclusivity of all types including ability (physical, mental), social class, racial/ethnic, linguistic, religion, sexual orientation, age, experience, gender, and cultural. Please see our diversity statement, and our DEII Committee charge. The University is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison Valley provides exceptional year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Professionals have chosen Western because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers. Visit http://www.western.edu to learn more about the university.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets