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Faculty Lecturer in Voice Performance, Music Department, University of Alberta

Competition No.  -    A110944620
Closing Date  -    Mar 31, 2021

The Department of Music at the University of Alberta is accepting applications for a full-time Academic Teaching Staff position in Voice Performance for a 3-year term appointment beginning July 1, 2021.

Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best universities in Canada based on strengths in teaching, research, and service. The University serves over 39,000 students in almost 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs ( The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus and is one of the largest research and teaching centres in Western Canada ( The Department of Music ( is home to up to 60 graduate students annually who are developing creative projects in performance, composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, and musicology. 

Salary for this Faculty Lecturer position is based on the Academic Teaching Staff salary scale, which can be viewed online at Salary for applicants who have obtained a PhD or equivalent shall begin at no less than Step 5 on the Assistant Lecturer scale ($73,360), and the position includes a full range of benefits that are in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff agreement, which can be viewed at


  • The primary teaching focus of this position will be studio voice at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Additional areas of teaching may include vocal chamber music, vocal literature, vocal pedagogy, diction, and/or opera workshop.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to supervise undergraduate students toward degree completion.
  • Although teaching is the primary workload allocation, the position may also include participation in administrative work, including student recruitment and/or service on department and university committees.
  • The position is primarily a teaching position and contains no expectations for research, although it is required that Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) instructors keep current in developments in their field of expertise. 


  • Applicants must have a DMus (or be near completion of a terminal degree) in the field. (Significant professional experience and a Master's degree or other completed post-graduate studies may be considered in lieu of a doctorate).
  • Teaching experience in voice and voice-related areas at the university or college level.
  • Applicants should have extensive experience in vocal performance and an active performing career.

To Apply, Please submit the following documents:

  • a cover letter (including the names of three referees) 
  • a curriculum vitae 
  • a list of repertoire performed
  • a 1-page document providing links to c. 30 minutes of video and/or audio recordings, demonstrating performances of contrasting styles including both opera/oratorio and art song
  • a teaching dossier including philosophy of teaching and voice pedagogy, courses taught, sample syllabi and evaluations of teaching performance (attach under the “Statement of Teaching/Research Interests” option) 
  • applicants are further expected to contact their three referees and arrange to have them send their letters of reference to the attention of the Acting Chair, Dr. Patricia Tao; these letters should be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please enter “Reference Letter – Faculty Lecturer in Voice'' in the subject line. All of the required documentation must be received by the closing date.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3) (e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number at the bottom of your Cover Letter. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.