DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, Halifax, NS

Applications are invited for a limited term 12-month appointment in the Department of Music, at the Instructor level, effective July 1, 2012. This position is subject to budgetary approval. Duties will include, but are not limited to, teaching aural skills at 1st and 2nd – year levels, develop and teach a Preparatory year course (including keyboard skills, aural skills and theory), choral conducting of the Dalhousie Chamber Choir and Dalhousie Coro Collegium. If qualified, will also conduct the Dalhousie Orchestra and Dalhousie Opera Workshop.

Qualifications: MMUS or BMUS and equivalent professional experience; demonstrated successful teaching in the listed subjects; enthusiasm for teaching basic skills; evidence of professional experience and expertise in conducting standard choral literature, including major works with orchestra. Demonstrated professional excellence in orchestral and operatic conducting is desirable. The ability to work collegially with others is essential.

Applications must be received by January 31, 2012. Please submit a CV, a statement of research and teaching interests and philosophies, and three confidential letters of reference forwarded under separate cover from the referees to Prof. Marcia Swanston, Chair of Instructor Search Committee, Dalhousie University, Dept. of Music, Room 514 Dalhousie Arts Centre, PO Box 15000, Halifax, B3H 4R2.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women.

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