Job Details

University of Colorado Denver
  • Position Number: 4742401
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Position Type: Business - Human Resources


Assistant Professor of Singer/Songwriter (Clinical Teaching Track)

University of Colorado Denver


Assistant Professor of Singer/Songwriter (Clinical Teaching Track) - 30867 Faculty Description

University of Colorado | CU Denver

College of Arts & Media | Department of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies

Assistant Professor (CTT) of Singer/Songwriter

Position #00719334- Requisition #30867




Job Summary:

To learn more about the College of Arts & Media and the University of Colorado Denver, please visit:

College of Arts & Media - https://artsandmedia.ucdenver.edu

-University of Colorado, Denver - https://www.ucdenver.edu/about-cu-denver

The College of Arts & Media, Department of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies has an opening for a full-time Clinical Teaching Track in Singer/Songwriter (an unclassified) position. Teaching assignments will have a start date of August 2024, will require an 80% teaching load. The incumbent will be accountable for teaching courses related to songwriting, performance, advanced songwriting and production, applied lessons, ensembles, well as any additional music courses as required by the MEIS Department and will need to possess the ability to teach undergraduate courses, and engage in research, creative work, and service. The continuance of this appointment will be based on merit/performance, budget, and enrollment numbers.

Examples of Work Performed:

Teaching (80%)
  • Teach a 3/3 course load (18 total credits per AY) in the following areas: introduction to songwriting, applied upper division singer/songwriter lessons, popular music arranging & performance, advanced songwriting & production, media placement, performance ensembles, and additional music courses as required by the MEIS Department.
  • Professors are responsible for the preparation of course content, syllabi, lectures, presentations, and student assignments; evaluation of student work; tracking and progress of student attendance and engagement; student advisement, management of course in online platform Canvas; etc.
  • All other duties and projects as requested

Research & Creative Work (10%)
  • Engage in professional and academic community through publications, recordings, performances, multimedia, and professional development areas
  • Produce professional work through scholarly and creative activity

Service (10%)
  • Engage in and contribute to the function and operations of the department, as defined by the department chair
  • Work (e.g. off-campus performances, creative retreats) with the broader community in representing the university, department, and students



Other

-This position will be attuned to CU Denver Strategic Plan 2030 by embracing and advancing equity through research, creative work, and teaching to encourage a just, safe, and inclusive campus; dedicated to improving systems to support minoritized people and historically marginalized identities in order to reduce bias and create and sustain equity; and redefining success through a lens of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion to unlock the potential for everyone to succeed.

-All other duties and projects as requested

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and tasks at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.



Why Join Us:

-Medical: Multiple plan options

-Dental: Multiple plan options

-Additional Insurance: Disability, Life, Vision and Wellness

-Retirement 401(a) Plan: Employer contributes 10% of your gross pay



-Paid Time Off: Sick Days & Holidays

-ECO Pass: RTD Bus and light rail service

-Additional Perks & Programs: Click here to access a few more Perks and Programs

-Tuition Benefit: System employees have the benefit on all campuses

Diversity, Equity, and Belonging:

How we boost belonging:

The University of Colorado Denver, College of Arts & Media hopes to attract persons with demonstrated dedication to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds. The College of Arts & Media is dedicated to an inclusive and barrier-free search process. We provide accommodations for applicants requesting accommodation through the search process such as alternative formats of this posting.

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado Denver is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Education or Tested Experience in lieu of degree:

1. Master's degree in Music or related advanced degree or substitution of tested experience for the Master's:
  • Recording with a reputable national/international label (corresponding review from a national media outlet), or
  • Extensive experience as a performer/composer/arranger with a national or international reputation (corresponding review from a national/international media outlet), or
  • Representation with a reputable national/international artist management company, or
  • Evidence of a national/international tour/festival (corresponding review from a national media outlet), or
  • Evidence of song published/performed by a major artist/publishing/media outlet (i.e. film or TV show) or company, or
  • Five years successful experience teaching at a major university or college in same or similar program

2. Industry credits with demonstrated national presence, excellence, and accomplishment as a Songwriter, plus Performer (Singer/Instrumentalist) and/or Producer

3. Experience that shows diversity, equity, and inclusivity practices, and inclusive pedagogy in teaching and/or creative work

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Conditions of Employment:

Must be willing and able to
  • successfully pass a national criminal and sex offender background check
  • work and be present at on-and-off campus events on nights and weekends
  • maintain a regular on-campus presence

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by September 1, 2021 or upon start date.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in licensing, music publishing, and/or media placement
  • Three years teaching experience at the college or professionally comparable level
  • Experience supporting the ability to use and teach music technology (e.g. DAW recording, software, notation)
  • Experience collaborating on cross-disciplinary initiatives

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Proven experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a diverse population at all levels throughout the institution-and into the community.
  • Ability to communicate in a positive and effective manner, across various modalities.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and tasks in parallel to maintaining attention to detail.
  • -Ability to create an equitable and positive experiences for all.
  • Outwardly contribute to a respectful, positive, and professional workspace.
  • Demonstrated allegiance and influential ability to embrace and advance equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to establish work priorities, follow through, and meet established deadlines.
  • Strong judgment and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to deliberately listen and communicate relevant information, anticipate problems, and offer suggestions for resolution.
  • Demonstrated dedication to developing professional relationships with students and alumni.
  • Demonstrated dedication to mentoring students to realize their potential as artist-citizens.
  • Commitment to the growth of the Singer/Songwriter emphasis with regard to recruitment, programming, marketing, visibility, and recognition.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity practices, and inclusive pedagogy
  • Demonstrated excellence and experience in organizational teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills

How to Apply:

Application Deadline:

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=4742401&targetURL=2. Industry credits with demonstrated national presence, excellence, and accomplishment as a Songwriter, plus Performer (Singer/Instrumentalist) and/or Producer

3. Experience that shows diversity, equity, and inclusivity practices, and inclusive pedagogy in teaching and/or creative work

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Conditions of Employment:

Must be willing and able to
  • successfully pass a national criminal and sex offender background check
  • work and be present at on-and-off campus events on nights and weekends
  • maintain a regular on-campus presence

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by September 1, 2021 or upon start date.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in licensing, music publishing, and/or media placement
  • Three years teaching experience at the college or professionally comparable level
  • Experience supporting the ability to use and teach music technology (e.g. DAW recording, software, notation)
  • Experience collaborating on cross-disciplinary initiatives

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Proven experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a diverse population at all levels throughout the institution-and into the community.
  • Ability to communicate in a positive and effective manner, across various modalities.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and tasks in parallel to maintaining attention to detail.
  • -Ability to create an equitable and positive experiences for all.
  • Outwardly contribute to a respectful, positive, and professional workspace.
  • Demonstrated allegiance and influential ability to embrace and advance equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to establish work priorities, follow through, and meet established deadlines.
  • Strong judgment and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to deliberately listen and communicate relevant information, anticipate problems, and offer suggestions for resolution.
  • Demonstrated dedication to developing professional relationships with students and alumni.
  • Demonstrated dedication to mentoring students to realize their potential as artist-citizens.
  • Commitment to the growth of the Singer/Songwriter emphasis with regard to recruitment, programming, marketing, visibility, and recognition.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity practices, and inclusive pedagogy
  • Demonstrated excellence and experience in organizational teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills

How to Apply:

Application Deadline:

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers.

Required Application Materials:

To apply, please visit: http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers and attach:

1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications

2. A current CV/resume

3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references)

4. Provide detailed answers to all pre-screening questions within the application

Questions should be directed to: Teri.Wilson@ucdenver.edu

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Review of applications will begin after the priority deadline with preference given to complete applications received by January 10, 2024. Those who do not apply by January 10, 2024, may or may not be reviewed/considered.

Anticipated Pay Range:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $60,000 to $65,000.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation unless it is non-exempt.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

ADA Statement:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at hr.adacoordinator@ucdenver.edu.

Background Check Statement:

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Vaccination Statement:

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

Denver: https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=4742401&targetURL=The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

Denver: https://www.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
Qualifications

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Job Category
: Faculty Primary Location
: Denver Department: U0001 -- Anschutz Med Campus or Denver - 30121 - CAM-Music & Entertainment Schedule
: Full-time Posting Date
: Aug 28, 2023 Unposting Date
: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Teri Wilson Posting Contact Email: teri.wilson@ucdenver.edu Position Number: 00719334

To apply, please visit: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=30867&lang=en







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