Colorado State University Assistant Professor of Trumpet in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Assistant Professor of Trumpet

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Posting Number 201800301F

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 adjunct faculty. There are currently over 550 students in SMTD, with 425 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in music degree programs. 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.

Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes

% Research 35

% Teaching 50

% Service 15

% Administration 0

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/11/2018

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date

Position End Date

Position Summary

The School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Trumpet. This is a tenure-track, nine-month appointment, beginning August 16, 2019. Primary responsibilities will be to teach, recruit, and maintain an undergraduate and graduate trumpet studio. The successful candidate will be expected to continue an active performing career, both outside of the university and within the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Additional teaching responsibilities will be assigned based on the candidate’s training and/or experience in an additional area of music such as brass methods, jazz studies, music theory, music history/appreciation, or music education. Appropriate university service is expected.

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

Required Job Qualifications

•Doctorate in trumpet performance (ABD accepted) or Masters in trumpet with a minimum 10 years significant experience e.g. major symphony orchestra, premier military band •Effective written communication and organizational skills •Evidence of successful college teaching experience.

Preferred Job Qualifications

•Doctorate preferred, or Masters in Trumpet with 10 years of equivalent professional experience •Evidence of successful college teaching in a classroom setting •3 years of documented successful teaching of applied trumpet •Demonstrated ability to recruit and maintain appropriate numbers of quality students within the trumpet studio •Committed to the traditional western European musical cannon, demonstrate knowledge of or experience with music of diverse cultures (e.g. jazz, world music, etc.) •This person will also be able to build relationships with colleagues and PK-12 educators in the state of Colorado and demonstrate experience working with underrepresented populations and/or diversity initiatives. •Ability to enhance the School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion reflecting Departmental and institutional values.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit:

• A cover letter speaking to the minimum requirements of the position, as well as a brief statement on how your teaching, research and/or service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion

• Curriculum vitae

• One hyperlink to streaming video of a recent performance (15 minutes maximum), 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.

• The names and contact information for 3-5 professional references that will be contacted at the semifinalist stage. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Semi-finalist candidates may be requested to send teaching videos of two students (one beginning/intermediate and one advanced) with each lesson lasting 10 minutes.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; to ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 11, 2018.

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.

EEO Statement

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.

Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Search Contact Heather Bellotti (970) 491-5533

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching/Advising


Applied Trumpet Lessons: MU272, 472, 672. Chamber Music: MU408, 608. Additional teaching responsibilities may be assigned according to the interests and qualifications of the applicant and the needs of the school.

Percentage Of Time 50

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research/Creative Activities


The successful candidate will be expected to continue an active performing career, both outside of the university and within the School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

Percentage Of Time 35

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Service/Outreach


Appropriate university service is expected.

Percentage Of Time 15

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 5

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • Media

Optional Documents