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Adjunct Faculty, Percussion -Lamont School of Music

University of Denver
Denver, CO
Closing date
Dec 1, 2023

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The University of Denver, the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, enrolls 14,000 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs. With approximately 250 music majors, the University of Denvers Lamont School of Music, housed in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, is a highly selective and nationally renowned music program. An accredited institutional member of NASM, Lamont is distinguished by an exceptional faculty recognized nationally and internationally as well as by a talented and diverse student body.

Residing in the acclaimed Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, the music program offers Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Performance and Composition of Classical and Jazz & Commercial music, a BM in Recording and Production, a MM in Conducting and Pedagogy, Master of Arts degrees in Music Theory and Musicology/Ethnomusicology, and other graduate certificates and Artist Diplomas. The culturally vibrant city of Denver is located in the beautiful Front Range region of the Rocky Mountains. With a metropolitan population of nearly 3 million, Denver has a robust and diverse arts community that boasts outstanding professional ensembles across all music genres. For a more detailed description of the school as well as a listing of events, performances, and recordings visit

Position Summary

The Lamont School of Music seeks applicants for an adjunct faculty position in Percussion beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year from Sept 1 and concluding mid-June. The faculty member in this part-time, adjunct position teaches Studio Percussion and directs a Percussion Ensemble.

Essential Functions

Teach Studio Percussion on all standard percussion instruments traditionally found in a symphony orchestra and wind ensemble Periodically teach a course in Percussion Pedagogy and Repertoire Direct a percussion ensemble that performs once every academic quarter, Fall through Spring
Required Qualifications

Bachelors degree in music Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and effectiveness Experience performing in an orchestra or wind ensemble Experience playing in a percussion ensemble
Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree in music Experience directing a percussion ensemble Demonstrated accomplishment as a percussionist
Work Schedule

This is a non-benefitted, part-time position for the academic year beginning September 1, 2024 and concluding in mid-June 2025.

While the University's administrative offices are open Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, faculty schedules vary from term to term and are based on courses taught, service commitments, and research agendas. The University's academic calendars are posted on the registrar's website (the law school is on a semester system and has a different academic calendar).

Application Deadline

For best consideration, applications should be submitted by 4:00pm MST November 14, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Course Rate

The rate for studio lessons and percussion ensemble is $106/hour.

Hours will fluctuate depending on enrollment, typically between seven and ten hours per week. The position also includes teaching a course in Percussion Pedagogy and Repertoire periodically.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

For full consideration, please include the following documents with your application:

Cover letter that speaks to the position Curriculum Vitae Names and contact information for three references Statement, up to one page, about experience with and commitment to inclusive excellence and how the applicant can contribute to DUs values, practices, and actions regarding diversity, equity and inclusivity and to work effectively with ethnically/racially diverse populations
The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non-Discrimination-Statement.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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