University of Alberta

Tenure-Track Position in Voice

The Department of Music at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Voice.  Applicants must have a DMus (or be near completion at time of appointment) in the field and teaching experience in voice and voice-related areas at the university or college level.  Significant professional experience and a Master’s degree or other completed post graduate studies may be considered in lieu of a doctorate.  The main 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 opera workshop.  The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate students toward degree completion and will be expected to develop a strong profile of research/creative activity in vocal performance.  Participation in administrative work, including service on department and university committees, is also expected.

Founded in 1965, the Department of Music has an established international reputation for excellence with its vibrant programs in the study, performance, and composition of music. Its overarching goal is to contribute to musical creation and scholarship and prepare students to thrive in a multicultural and rapidly developing musical world in a way that contributes vitally to the community, and to our standing as one of the world’s leading universities ( With 21 full-time faculty members and approximately 50 contract instructors, the Department offers study and performance opportunities ranging from early music through to contemporary music, and supports multiple degree programs including performance degrees (BMus, BMus/BEd, MMus, DMus) and academic degrees (BA major and minor, BA Honours, MA, and PhD). Enrollments total approximately 300 undergraduate majors and minors, and approximately 60 graduate students. The Department also has strong partnerships with various local, national and international organizations such as the Edmonton Chamber Music Society, Edmonton Recital Society, Alberta Baroque Ensemble, Opera Nuova, and the Schubert Institute (Austria).

The University of Alberta, one of Canada’s largest and most accomplished research universities, is situated in Edmonton, a metropolitan area of over one million with a vibrant artistic community and excellent standard of living. 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 its strengths in teaching, research and service. The University of Alberta serves over 39,000 students in more than 200 undergraduate and 170 graduate programs ( The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus, and one of the largest research and teaching centres in western Canada (

Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience. The position includes the full range of benefits, and will commence July 1, 2013.  To receive consideration, online letters of application (, up-to-date curriculum vitae (with list of repertoire performed), academic transcripts, a teaching dossier and three confidential letters of reference should be submitted. Candidates should also send a CD, DVD or other digital format recording of recent performances that demonstrate the candidate's range of performing ability along with hard copies of all documents being submitted online to Dr. Debra Cairns, Interim Chair, 3-82D Fine Arts, Department of Music, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB T6G 2C9, Canada.

The closing date for applications is November 30, 2012. Inquiries concerning this position may be directed to the Interim Chair, Debra Cairns at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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