Music Theory/Music Composition Instructor/Special Assistant Professor
Description of Work Unit
The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance (SMTD) has 36 tenured and tenure-track faculty as well as 40 adjunct 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.
Open Posting Date
Open Until Filled
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on
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The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance seeks full or part time, temporary or special, Music Instructors or non-tenure track Music Special Assistant Professors to teach Music Theory/Music Composition courses in the music division, and in administrative roles coordinating special programs.
Applicants are added to the pool list throughout the calendar year. Hiring decisions are made during the late spring and early summer for fall semester, during the early fall semester for spring and during the spring semester for the summer term.
Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Required Job Qualifications
Instructor – Master’s degree in Music, with a music theory or composition focus.
Assistant Professor – PhD in Music, with a music theory or composition focus.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Documented teaching experience at the college or university level.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application procedure: submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. All materials must be submitted digitally.
This pool expires December 31, 2018. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.
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.
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Heather Bellotti, Heather.Bellotti@colostate.edu