The Department of Music at Conrad Grebel University College invites applications for a part-time adjunct faculty position in Studio Piano at The University of Waterloo to begin May 2020. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2020; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Conrad Grebel University College is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Primary duties include the instruction of individual applied piano at the undergraduate level, but additional teaching duties may be assigned based on the successful candidate’s strengths and interests and the curricular needs of the department. The successful candidate will teach in each of the University's three terms, Fall, Winter, and Spring, and average weekly hours are approximately 10-15, depending on the number of students in piano studio from term to term.

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced teacher. The ideal candidate will have a master’s or doctoral degree in piano with experience in both solo and collaborative performance, and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Application Instructions:
Please submit the following material electronically in a single PDF file to Dr. Mark Vuorinen, Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Music at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  • a letter of application and curriculum vitae
  • statement of your teaching philosophy and methodology
  • a list of links to a variety of performances representing a diverse set of solo piano works

Background Information:
Conrad Grebel University College’s Music Department is the Music Department of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo. The Department has offered courses and extra-curricular programs in Music at the University of Waterloo since the 1960s, and has offered Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music since 1974. Since Grebel’s inception, music has contributed significantly and vitally to the life of the College, the University, and the broader community.

The Music Department espouses a strong liberal arts orientation, exploring the role of music in human life and examining life through the lens of music. This means balancing intensive study in the traditional music disciplines of performance, theory, and history with courses addressing questions at the intersection of disciplines such as Popular Music and Culture, Jazz, Music and Film, World Music, Music and Technology, Women/Music/Gender, Worship and Music, and Music and Peace.

The Department’s programs and courses are interdisciplinary and innovative, seeking to be responsive to developments in contemporary culture. They reflect the liberal arts character of the College and the commitment to innovation, social engagement, and experiential learning that is a defining feature of the University of Waterloo.

The Music Department teaches a wide range of students. Some students major or minor in Music, while others take only a few Music courses or perhaps participate in an ensemble during one or more terms. Music students are generally interested both in making music and in asking questions about music’s relevance to society. There is great potential for fruitful interaction among students from diverse disciplines coming together to study music. The University of Waterloo, with its tradition of collaboration and innovation, and Conrad Grebel University College, as a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary College, provide a richly supportive culture for this approach to the study of Music.
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