Assistant Professor of Music Education

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
05 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Music Education
Posting Number 201700309F

Proposed Annual Salary Range Commensurate with background and experience Position Type Faculty Work Hours/Week 40 Description of Work Unit

The School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) has 36 tenured and tenure-track faculty as well as 40 non-tenure track faculty.

The University Center for the Arts is a nationally recognized state-of the art 350,000 square foot facility, that includes a 550-seat concert hall, a 275-seat organ and chamber music recital hall, a 320-seat thrust theatre, a 100-seat black box theatre, a 200-seat dance theatre, dedicated rehearsal, production and research spaces, along with classrooms, labs and practice rooms.

Colorado State University (CSU) is a land grant institution with a student enrollment of approximately 30,000 students in over 150 programs, and a faculty numbering 1,700. The College of Liberal Arts, within which the school is located, is the largest college in the University.

CSU is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a beautiful city of 150,000 located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, 65 miles north of Denver. Outside magazine has named Fort Collins an “editor’s choice” for its “America’s Best Towns 2013” edition.

Colorado State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/15/2017 

Assistant Professor of Music Education – Secondary Choral/Vocal Emphasis, tenure-track. Responsibilities: Contribute to the leadership, direction, and growth of well-established undergraduate and graduate degree programs in music education, teach secondary choral methods and voice techniques, and other related courses as needed, proactively attract and recruit undergraduate and graduate choral music education majors, cultivate relationships with CSU Alumni and secondary choral teachers across Colorado for student teaching and job placements, place and supervise students in practicum and student teaching, develop and maintain a record of peer-reviewed scholarly publications within the field of music education, maintain and develop partner relationships with the School of Education, participate in School governance, School events, and demonstrate strong leadership within the state of Colorado, Western region, and emerging leadership in choral music education within the United States.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Required Job Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Music Education (or ABD)
  • Evidence of successful secondary choral teaching experience in public schools
  • State Teaching Licensure in Music
  • College level teaching experience in music education
  • Demonstrated record of, or the evidence of potential for peer-reviewed scholarly publications in recognized regional and/or national music education journals
  • A clearly defined and articulated research agenda
  • Interest in advocacy and national leadership in music education and active involvement in national and/or international music education organizations
  • Demonstrates initiative as self-starter and ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Evidence of effective written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Three or more years secondary choral teaching experience preferred.
  • Piano and conducting experience
  • Experience teaching distance coursework
  • Experience teaching graduate level college students
  • Demonstrated ability to work and cultivate relationships with diverse populations
  • Ability to engage with music education specific technologies in pedagogical settings

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae with State Teaching License Number, five to seven professional references with contact information, and two hyperlinks to streaming video of you teaching secondary or collegiate students in a choral setting (15 – 20 minutes in length). Online links should be embedded in a word document and should be accessible by direct link (e.g. no further registration is required), through domains such as YouTube or Vimeo. All materials must be submitted digitally.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.