Instructor - Singer/Songwriter - 18360

University of Colorado

Denver , CO

ID: 7065772
Posted: April 15, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Department of Music & Entertainment Industries Studies (MEIS) in the College of Arts & media has an opening for a full-time Instructor (unclassified) position. Teaching assignments will have a start date of August 2020, will require a 100% teaching load.

As Colorado’s public urban research university, the University of Colorado Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research, creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. CU Denver graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experience that are in demand today. The city benefits from well-educated, top talent and a new generation of knowledge that fuels the future of Denver and our region. We are CU in the City.

CU Denver offers more than 100 degree programs, from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level, in the heart of downtown. Here, more than 15,000 students pursue academic programs that range from global energy management to music industry studies to criminal justice. As part of the state’s largest public university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with nearly 2,500 employees and annual economic impact of $800 million. Read CU Denver Quick Facts here.

College of Arts & Media

As the first college in Colorado devoted exclusively to arts and entertainment, the College of Arts & Media understands the influence of modern trends on traditional art forms. We combine the latest technology with traditional methods, and we encourage our students to incorporate their discoveries of art's emerging dimensions with our comprehensive instruction on its classical forms. The college has three distinct departments, Music & Entertainment Industries Studies (MEIS), Film & Television FITV) and Visual Arts (VA). The MEIS Department primarily focuses on commercial music styles. Students are given the option to choose from four distinct emphasis areas of study: Performance, Singer/ Songwriter, Music Business, and Recording Arts. The Department of FITV offers students the opportunity to become knowledgeable about working in both Theatre and Film while delving into their special area of interest. The Department of VA offers degree emphasis areas in Visual Arts include 3DGraphics & Animation, Art History, Art Practices, Digital Design, Illustration, and Photography.

Department Summary

The Music and Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS) Department is one of the only music departments in the country with a contemporary focus and the only music industry program in the Rocky Mountain Region focused on modern, commercial music, located in the heart of Denver’s thriving music scene. With over 500 music students, MEIS is the largest music department in the region. Our programs include industry-connected faculty, small class size, a record label, state-of-the-art facilities, five recording studios, and student internship opportunities. Our alumni are hired by major music industry organizations, have become successful performers and are faculty in major institutions.

Examples of Work Performed

Teaching (100%)

Teach a 4/4 course load in the following areas: introduction, intermediate and advanced songwriting, singer songwriter ensemble, commercial electronic music composition, applied singer songwriter, and additional courses as required by the Department.
Instructors are responsible for the preparation of course syllabi, lectures, presentations, and student assignments; evaluation of student work; tracking and progress of student attendance and engagement; management of course in online platform Canvas; etc.
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 responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 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 checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

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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.


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