TEACHING POSITION AVAILABLE: September 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
MUSC 255/6.0 Electroacoustic Music Composition and Private Electroacoustic Composition Lessons (MUSC-352, -355, -452, -455)
DAN SCHOOL OF DRAMA AND MUSIC Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6
Closing date: April 19, 2021
The DAN School of Drama and Music at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching MUSC 255/6.0 Electroacoustic Music Composition, and private electroacoustic composition lessons (MUSC-352, -355, -452, -455).
Due to the novel Coronavirus situation, in fall of 2021, the DAN School expects to be delivering some courses remotely but it is anticipated that individual lessons will be presented in person.
MUSC 255 is a two-term on-campus lecture course. This position is to instruct the second section that we are offering of this course and it is envisioned that both instructors will work together to optimize teaching and studio resources. Each section has an expected enrolment of approximately 30 students. The course offers an introduction to histories of electroacoustic music and sound art, with emphasis on exercises focusing on studio technique and composition assignments which extend to consideration of concepts of sound installation and live improvisational performance as well as fixed-media works. The candidate will also teach up to six students in third- and fourth-year electroacoustic composition students who receive weekly or bi-weekly private lessons throughout both terms.
Candidates should have a M.A., M.Mus., M.Sc., D.M.A. or Ph.D, and teaching experience at the University level in music technologies and studio practices for electroacoustic composition. This is a term appointment with for the period of September 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022, with classes in session from September 1 to April 30 each year. There is potential for this position to continue beyond the initial one-year appointment.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/queens-qufa-collective-agreement.
To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
Applications should include a letter of intent that includes links to recent performances, complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a teaching dossier, etc.
Please email* applications and supporting letters to:
Dr. Craig Walker, Director
DAN School of Drama and Music
Applications will be received until April 19, 2021. Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval. Additional information about the DAN School of Drama and Music can be found at https://sdm.queensu.ca/.