Applications are invited for the position of Chair, Department of Music Education, in the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University. More information can be found on the Don Wright Faculty of Music website at: http://www.music.uwo.ca/.

The appointment as Department Chair will be for a five-year term starting July 1, 2014. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with tenure. A record of administrative experience, and a strong record of achievement in teaching are essential. A strong and established research profile is also required. It is expected that the new Chair will demonstrate professional leadership nationally and internationally. The candidate will be part of a department whose faculty members conduct research across technological, philosophical, sociological, psychological, and pedagogical disciplines. Knowledge of these disciplines with a concentration in one or more disciplines would enable the faculty to expand from a curricular and research perspective.  Interdisciplinary experiences would be most welcomed. In addition to administrative duties, the new Chair will teach music education courses in his/her area of specialty, while also contributing to graduate supervision.

Candidates should include the following documents in their application package: a cover letter, curriculum vitae (with complete contact information, including telephone numbers and email address), the names of three references, and a completed application form which can be found at the following web link: http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf . Three confidential letters of reference should also be sent under separate cover.

All application materials should be sent to:

Dr. Betty Anne Younker, Dean
Talbot College, Room 212
Don Wright Faculty of Music
Western University
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario
N6A 3K7 Canada

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Western University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

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