The Music program at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta is seeking a prominent Jazz/Contemporary musician to fill a 12-month sessional sabbatical replacement position. The applicant should have expertise in all styles of contemporary music including Jazz, Pop and Rock, as well as a working knowledge of the rhythm section. Responsibilities will include overseeing all aspects of the wind program, coaching small and large ensembles including Jazz Ensemble, and may include class instruction in theory, aural skills and history.

This one-year position commences on July 1, 2011 and includes a full benefit package. Candidates should have a minimum of a Masters degree. The successful candidate will be a high profile jazz/commercial educator with broad-based professional experience as an improviser, director, performer, clinician/adjudicator and should have demonstrated excellence in teaching at the post-secondary level.

Applicants should include a letter of interest and current Curriculum Vitae, as well as copies of current recordings and/or publications, and the names of three professional references.

MacEwan’s Music program is situated within the faculty of the Centre for the Arts and Communications of Grant MacEwan University and is part of Edmonton’s vibrant arts community. Beginning in September 2011, the program will offer a four year Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music (academic). This new degree builds on MacEwan’s reputation as one of the finest music schools in Canada, and will run concurrently with MacEwan’s acclaimed two-year Music Diploma program.

Review of candidates will commence May 16, 2011. Competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Grant MacEwan University
Human Resources Department
City Centre Campus
7-105, 10700 104 Ave
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2
Phone: (780) 497-5434
Fax: (780) 497-5430

Competition No. 11.04.088

For complete description of this posting, please visit www.macewan.ca/careers.