Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor in Musicology

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

With approximately three hundred music majors, The University of Denver's Lamont School of Music is a highly selective and nationally renowned music program that values interactive, in-person teaching. An accredited institutional member of NASM, Lamont is distinguished by a highly talented student body as well as a faculty recognized nationally and internationally who tour, record, perform, publish, present scholarly work, and compose at the highest professional levels. Residing in the acclaimed Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, the music program offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Jazz Studies, 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 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 nearly three 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, please visit https://liberalarts.du.edu/lamont.

Position Summary

The University of Denver's Lamont School of Music invites applications for a one-year Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor in Musicology for the 2020-2021 academic year. Contingent on funding and need, there is the potential for the position to be extended an additional year. This position entails eight courses distributed over three quarters that include the music history sequence for music majors from the Middle Ages through the Classical period, three upper division/graduate seminars in the applicants area(s) of expertise, and two Common Curriculum courses for the general student.

Essential Functions

Teach eight courses distributed over three quarters that include the music history sequence for music majors from the Middle Ages through the Classical period, three upper division/graduate seminars in the applicants area(s) of expertise, and two Common Curriculum courses for the general student.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse populations, with particular implementation of inclusive principles in the classroom.
  • Commitment to teaching excellence.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Musicology. Applicants with teaching experience who are ABD may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong background in research and writing in any area of scholarly expertise.
  • Prior college-level teaching experience in musicology.

Application Deadline
The search committee will review applications as they are received and will continue to review them until the position is filled. 

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

Salary Range
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter describing the candidate’s scholarly work and college-level teaching experience.
  3. A list of potential courses the candidate would want to teach for general students and for graduate students at the master's level. 
  4. A one-page statement about experience with and commitment to inclusive excellence.
  5. Names and email addresses of three to five professional references.

If considered further for the position, you may be asked to provide the following materials: 

  1. Philosophy of teaching.
  2. A sample of the candidate’s scholarly work.
  3. Because it is uncertain at this point whether the university will be teaching in person, online, or in a hybrid combination of both, applications may be asked to submit a teaching demonstration via a recording of an online class or a module from a course taught asynchronously.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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

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