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Assistant or Associate Professor of Violin

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a distinguished performer and teacher of violin for our violin performance program. Full-time faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor will commence in August of 2019. 

Who We Are

The College of Music, home to the Grammy award-winning Takács String Quartet, supports six full-time string faculty members and one harp instructor. Comprising 40 graduate and 60 undergraduate string majors, the String Department offers studio instruction, chamber music coaching, and courses in string pedagogy, orchestral repertoire, and non-jazz improvisation for strings to students pursuing the following music degrees: BA, BM in Performance, BME, MM in Performance and in Performance/Pedagogy, DMA in Performance, and Artist Diplomas in Solo, Chamber Music, and Orchestral Performance. The College of Music also supports an Artist Diploma in String Quartet Performance for pre-professional quartets. The College of Music has a strong early music program headed by Dr. Robert Hill, Eugene D. Eaton, Jr. Chair in Baroque Music Performance and Professor of Harpsichord. The warm and collegial climate of the string area and College of Music as a whole reflects the genuine respect among faculty and the unified goal of providing a nurturing and supportive environment for the students.

The College of Music offers degree programs in Performance, Jazz Studies, Composition, Theory, Musicology, and Music Education. CU Boulder is located in one of the most picturesque and desirable geographic locations in the country, within easy driving distance of a major metropolitan area and the Rocky Mountains. More information may be found at

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Teach applied violin and related courses in the string area; maintain an active performing career; serve on graduate committees and supervise graduate theses and projects; participate in regional and national recruiting, student advising, and other College and University service activities as appropriate. The final assignment of duties will be based on the needs of the department and the expertise of the candidate.

What You Should Know

Rank: Full-time, Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track.

What We Can Offer

The salary for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Qualified candidates will have an established record of excellence in college teaching and professional performances. An earned doctorate in Violin Performance or related field, or the equivalent in professional experience is required.

What We Would Like You To Have

The College of Music welcomes candidates whose approach to teaching and performing are innovative, diverse, and entrepreneurial. 

Special Instructions

The following application materials are to be submitted online at posting 12910: 
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Online links to recent, live performance recordings. Large files will be accepted in lieu of links, but are not preferred.
  • Contact information for three professional references who will be asked to upload confidential letters of recommendation at a later time.
Applications received by October 15, 2018 will receive full consideration. Position will be posted until filled. 

For questions, please contact: Professor Paul Erhard, Chair, Violin Search Committee, Paul.Erhard@Colorado.EDU.

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer