University of Saskatchewan

College of Arts and Science

Specialist in Undergraduate Music History and Musicianship / Aural Skills

The University of Saskatchewan College of Arts and Science invites applications for the following position: “Specialist in Undergraduate Music History and Musicianship / Aural Skills.”This is a ten-month full-time non-tenure-track term appointment at the rank of Instructor with an employment activation date of September 1, 2013.  This in-scope position carries with it benefits plus a modest relocation package.  Qualifications and experience: doctorate in relevant academic field preferred (ABD considered) at the time of appointment and evidence of post-secondary teaching experience.

Duties include teaching core courses in undergraduate music history and musicianship and aural skills.  The successful candidate is required to participate in administrative functions commensurate with the rank of Instructor and will be assigned such duties by the Head of the Department of Music.

With a present complement of nine full-time faculty members and twenty-two sessional instructors, the Department of Music offers a B.Mus. (Performance, Individualized, and Music Education streams), a B.A. (Major in Music), as well as graduate degrees in close affiliation with three Colleges: Arts and Science, Education, and Graduate Studies and Research.  It has an established record of national and international interdisciplinary activities including a number of academic pursuits, performing ensembles, and a variety of outreach and engagement activities.  For more information about the Department of Music visit  The University of Saskatchewan is situated in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s largest and Canada’s fastest growing city, with a vibrant arts community (symphony orchestra, opera, theatre companies, jazz festival/society, art galleries, etc.).

The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences and the sciences.  There are over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College and 325 faculty, including 12 Canada Research Chairs.  The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities.  The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of about 20,000.  The university is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities.

Applicants are invited to send a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and other supportive materials including three confidential letters of recommendation, to:

Dr. Gerald Langner, Head

College of Arts & Science

Department of Music

University of Saskatchewan

28 Campus Drive

Saskatoon, SK  S7N 0X1


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Application Deadline: The position will remain open until filled.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials before May 21, 2013.

“The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.”


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