Assistant Professor, Trumpet

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

With approximately 300 music students, The University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music is a highly selective and nationally renowned music program. An accredited institutional member of NASM, Lamont is distinguished by an exceptional faculty recognized nationally and internationally as well as by a talented and diverse student body. Residing in the acclaimed Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, the music program offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Jazz and Commercial Music, Composition, and Recording and Production; Master of Music degrees in Performance, Composition, Conducting, and Pedagogy; Master of Arts degrees in Music Theory and Musicology; and other graduate certificates and Artist Diplomas. The culturally vibrant city of Denver is located in the beautiful Front Range region of the Rocky Mountains. With a metropolitan population of more than 2 million, it has a robust and diverse arts community that boasts outstanding professional ensembles across all music genres. For a more detailed description of the school as well as a listing of events, performances, and recordings visit

Position Summary

The University of Denver Lamont School of Music seeks an artist-teacher of Trumpet at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track, to join its faculty in Fall 2023.  We invite candidates with demonstrable success as a performer and who understand the changing landscape and challenges faced by today’s musicians. Additionally, the individual will demonstrate a commitment to inclusive pedagogy as they teach Lamont students to become artist-citizens committed to the public good.

Essential Functions

  • Teach applied trumpet in both classical and commercial styles
  • Actively recruit, mentor, and advise students
  • Maintain a dynamic performance career
  • Coach chamber ensembles
  • Teach courses in one’s area of interest that align with the needs of the School
  • Serve on School of Music and University governance committees as assigned or elected

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Music or equivalent advanced degree
  • Commitment to teaching excellence
  • Record of accomplishment as a performer

Preferred Qualifications

  • National or international reputation as a performing artist
  • Ability to perform in a variety of musical styles
  • Record of teaching and recruitment at the University level
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse populations, with particular implementation of inclusive principles in teaching

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) December 21st, 2022. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $69,000-$75,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter that speaks to the position and describes the candidate’s vision for training musicians in a rapidly changing field.
3. A list of 4-6 links to a variety of recent performances or recordings
4. A one-page statement about experience with and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and how the applicant can contribute to the institution’s and the College’s goals in these areas through working effectively with ethnically/racially diverse populations.
5. Names and contact information for three professional/academic references.

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

The University of Denver recognizes that its success in being a great university dedicated to the public good depends greatly on how well it engages, supports, and champions the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. As part of our intentionality in recruiting and retaining faculty from a wide variety of historically excluded intersecting identities, including those from communities of color, with diverse gender and sexual identities, first-generation college graduates, or with disabilities, new faculty will have the opportunity to choose to participate in a University-wide initiative. This initiative will connect new colleagues in a cohort, building community across units with supportive programming led by the Office of the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs in collaboration with the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and each faculty participant’s academic unit. To learn more about the University of Denver’s commitments and work in support of DEI and J, please visit: For more information about this program or if you have any questions, please email and/or visit

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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