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Open Rank 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 teacher and performer of violin for our string program! This full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment will commence in August of 2024. We are seeking someone whose approach to teaching and performing is innovative and entrepreneurial. 

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The College of Music strives to be a community whose excellence is premised on diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek candidates who share this dedication. 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 encouraging environment for the students. 

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: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Music in Performance and in Performance/Pedagogy, Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance, and Artist Diplomas in Solo Performance and Orchestral Performance. The College of Music also supports an Artist Diploma in String Quartet Performance for pre-professional quartets. 

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.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Teach applied violin, weekly studio class, chamber music, and other related courses in the string area (examples include orchestral repertoire, basic improvisation).
  • Chair graduate violin student committees and supervise theses and projects for the graduate performance/pedagogy and doctoral violin students.
  • Serve on additional student committees; participate in regional and national recruiting.
  • Maintain an active performing career.
  • Serve on other College and University service activities as appropriate. 
  • Final assignment of duties will be based on the needs of the department and the expertise of the candidate. 

What You Should Know

This is a tenure/tenure-track appointment, rank commensurate with professional experience.

As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a reference check program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty appointments. The reference check program is intended to allow CU Boulder to collect and review information about a candidate's conduct at their previous institutions, specifically conduct related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and/or discrimination – before making hiring decisions. All final candidates for tenured faculty appointments are required to complete an Authorization to Release Information.

What We Can Offer

The annual salary range for this position is:
  • Assistant Professor - $69,000 - $76,500
  • Associate Professor - $77,000 - $89,500
  • Full Professor - $90,000 - $100,000


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

  • An earned doctorate in violin performance or related field, or the equivalent in professional experience is required.
  • An established record of excellence in college teaching and creative work.

What We Would Like You to Have

The College of Music encourages candidates whose approach to teaching and performing are innovative and entrepreneurial. 

Special Instructions

For full consideration, please apply by October 9, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current curriculum vitae.
  2. A cover letter describing your interest in the position and summarizing your personal teaching goals.
  3. Diversity and Inclusion Statement: Please upload a short essay (no more than 1 single spaced page in PDF format) that addresses the following statement: "Our unit recognizes that our mission is strengthened by contributions from varied perspectives. Describe your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching and performance career."
  4. PDF Sample of Work: Please share online links to three (3) recent, live audio and/or video performance recordings (video preferred).
During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for three (3) references. We may request confidential letters of recommendation at a later time. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.

For questions, please contact: Associate Professor David Requiro, co-chair, violin search committee at

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

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Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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