University of Lethbridge

Faculty of Fine Arts

Department of Music 


Three-year appointment in Music History.  This position may be converted to a probationary position at the end of the three-year appointment.

This position is subject to the approval of the Board of Governors.


Academic Assistant


July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2014


A PhD is required; applicants who are ABD and nearing completion of their dissertation will also be considered.  The University aspires to hire individuals who have demonstrated excellence in teaching research and scholarship, and have potential to participate in the development of the area of Music History as well as contribute actively in the promotion and profile development of the Department of Music and the Faculty of Fine Arts.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the core music history sequence as well as upper-level topics courses.  Teaching duties in other areas of the Music Department will be assigned depending upon the candidate’s secondary expertise.  As such, post-secondary training and/or teaching experience in areas such as Ethnomusicology, Music Theory, or Musicianship Skills would be considered a distinct asset.


The Faculty of Fine Arts, housed in the Centre for the Arts with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, offers degree programs in Music, Art, Drama and New Media within the liberal arts education context and focuses on excellence in teaching and research/creative activity.  For more information about the University of Lethbridge and the Faculty of Fine Arts, please visit our website at:


Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest describing all areas of teaching expertise, a current Curriculum Vita, a Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and samples of recent recordings.  Please arrange for three letters of reference from qualified referees who can assess teaching and research/creative activity to be sent directly to the Dean by the closing date.  Any submissions of electronic images, audio, or video must be received on a disc (.jpg, .mpg, or audio file). Applications must be received by the closing date.  Please address applications to:

Dr. Desmond Rochfort, Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts
University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB Canada T1K 3M4
Phone:  (403) 329-2155    Fax:  (403) 382-7127
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Applications must be received by February 28, 2011


The University is an equal opportunity employer. The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University is an inclusive and equitable campus encouraging applications from qualified women and men including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.

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