Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a fulltime tenure-track position in Musicology at the rank of Assistant Professor with the Department of Music at the University of Saskatchewan. The successful candidate will: teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in musicology; maintain an active research profile; apply for external research funding; supervise graduate students; and undertake administrative activities commensurate with rank. In keeping with a significant University of Saskatchewan commitment, the Department welcomes candidates who will demonstrate leadership with respect to Indigenization, curricular renewal, and novel forms of community and outreach engagement.

With a present complement of nine full-time faculty members and twenty sessional instructors, the Department of Music offers a B.Mus. (Performance, Individualized, and Music Education streams), a B.A. (Major in Music), as well as graduate degrees in musicology, music theory, and performance. The Department of Music has an established record of national and international interdisciplinary activities relating to academic pursuits, performing ensembles, and a variety of outreach and engagement activities. As well, the Department of Music is home to the David L. Kaplan Instrument Collection. For more information about the Department of Music visit .

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.

A doctorate in musicology (or related field, such as ethnomusicology) at the time of appointment is required. We are seeking candidates who: (i) have demonstrated effective classroom teaching skills and mentorship at the university level; (ii) within the breadth of the field of musicology, have an established or an emerging research profile; (iii) will commit to embedding Indigenous learning outcomes into a combination of new and revised music courses; and (iv) will participate in advancing the department’s engagement in interdisciplinary collaboration and community-inspired projects.

Salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109; Associate Professor: $112,109 to $130,925; Professor: $139,925 to $152,877. This position is anticipated to be at the Assistant Professor level.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; and other supporting documents (such as scholarly writing samples (publications preferred); statements of (a) research, and (b) teaching philosophies). Candidates are to arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent under separate cover. All materials are to be submitted to:

Dr Gregory Marion
Head, Department of Music College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan
28 Campus Drive Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1
(306) 966-8355
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Review of applications will begin November 30, 2018, however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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