Assistant Professor of Trumpet, Lamont School of Music

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty
Division: Arts & Humanities/Social Sciences

The University of Denver, the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, enrolls 14,000 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs. With approximately 250 music majors, the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, housed 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 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 and Master of Music degrees in Performance and Composition of Classical and Jazz & Commercial music, a BM in Recording and Production, a MM in Conducting and Pedagogy, Master of Arts degrees in Music Theory and Musicology/Ethnomusicology, 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 nearly 3 million, Denver 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 2024. We invite candidates with demonstrable success as performers who will be active in recruiting students and who understand the changing landscape and challenges faced by today’s musicians. Additionally, the individual will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including inclusive pedagogy, as they teach Lamont students to become artist-citizens committed to the public good. Players of all musical genres are encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions

  • Teach all applied Trumpet students
  • Actively recruit students, including collaboratively with colleagues
  • Coach/lead small ensembles
  • Teach courses including those in one’s area(s) of interest and expertise
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Maintain an active, dynamic performance career
  • Serve on School of Music and University governance committees as assigned or elected

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Music or 5-7 years of equivalent professional experience and accomplishment
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and effectiveness
  • Ability to teach a variety of musical styles
  • Record of accomplishment as a performer

Preferred Qualifications

  • National or international reputation as a performer
  • Ability to perform in a variety of musical styles
  • Proven record of teaching and recruiting at the university level
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with inclusive teaching practices
  • Evidence of active support of diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and scholarship/ creative work  

Work Schedule:

Full-time, 9-month appointment. Work schedule to be determined with the Director of the Lamont School of Music. While the University's administrative offices are open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, faculty schedules vary from term to term and are based on courses taught, service commitments, and research agendas. The University's academic calendars are posted on the registrar's website (the law school is on a semester system and has a different academic calendar).

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) September 25, 2023. Applications will be considered 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 rate for this position is $71,000-$76,000

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.

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

  1. A cover letter, normally two pages, that speaks to the position (position summary, functions, qualifications) and describes the candidate’s vision for training musicians in a rapidly changing field
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  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 only for three professional/academic references. References will be contacted in later stages of the search.

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.

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

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

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