Adjunct Faculty, Harp

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Work type: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

With approximately 300 music majors, The University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music in The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is a highly selective and nationally renowned music program. An accredited institutional member of NASM, Lamont is distinguished by an exceptionally talented and diverse 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 more than 2 million, it has a robust and diverse arts community that boasts outstanding professional ensembles across all music genres. Denver is within easy driving distance to festivals in Aspen, Breckenridge, Vail, Steamboat Springs, and others. For a more detailed description of the school as well as a listing of events, performances, and recordings visit 

Position Summary

This position specializes in harp instruction, which includes studio harp lessons of advanced students (typically 1–3 each academic quarter), a course in pedagogy and repertoire for harp taught within a course rotation, and coaching student chamber ensembles as needed that would include the harp.

Essential Functions

Teaching, grading, participating in annual entrance auditions, making student ensemble placements in collaboration with ensemble directors, actively recruiting harp students.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of current trends in college music curricula and in the music profession.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in music with a major in harp.
  • Evidence of accomplishment in harp performance.
  • Prior teaching experience in harp.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in harp performance (Masters, Artist Diploma, or doctoral degree).
  • Record of outstanding regional or national accomplishments in harp performance.
  • College teaching experience in harp.

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

Application Deadline

For best consideration, applications should be submitted by March 10, 2021.

Pay Rate
Studio lessons @$853 per student per academic quarter; pedagogy & repertoire class @$800 per academic quarter, and chamber ensemble coaching @$800 per group per academic quarter.

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 some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

For full consideration, please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter speaking to your qualifications for the position
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Teaching philosophy statement
  4. One-page statement about your experience with and commitment to inclusive excellence. Explain how you can contribute to DU’s values, practices, and actions regarding diversity, equity, and inclusivity, and how you can work effectively with ethnically and racially diverse populations.
  5. Names and contact information for three references

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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