College of Arts & Science
Department of Music


The Music Department at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a tenure-track position in Choral/Music Education at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, effective July 1, 2016. Qualifications for the position include a doctorate in a relevant academic field at the time of appointment (ABD considered), demonstrated excellence as a choral conductor, school-based teaching experience, and evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level. Ability to teach at the graduate level is an asset.

The successful candidate will: oversee all choral activities (including conducting the Greystone Singers and possibly the University Chorus), teach classes in music and music education, and assist in the on-site supervision of school-based music education students (EDST); be expected to contribute to relevant refereed scholarly journals and to participate in professional organizations (national, international); be expected to apply for appropriate research funding on an ongoing basis and to participate in outreach and engagement activities that include recruiting; be required to participate in administrative functions commensurate with rank.

With a present complement of nine full-time faculty members and twenty-two sessional instructors, the Department of Music offers a B.Mus. (Performance and Individualized, and Music Education (including Honours) 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. The Department of Music 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 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—a member of the U15—is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities. With a reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and scholarly activities, the University offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student body numbering approximately 22,000.

Salary Bands (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017):
Assistant Professor- $93,293 (floor) to $112,109 (CDI ceiling) Associate Professor - $112,109 (floor) to $130,925 (CDI ceiling)

This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.

Applicants are invited to send a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, an electronic (audio/video) representation of their choral conducting (web links preferred), a writing sample (a published article preferred), a statement of teaching philosophy, and other supportive materials. Candidates are to arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent under separate cover. All materials are to be submitted to:

Dr. Gregory Marion
Head, Department of Music
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan
28 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N OX1
(306) 966-8355
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Application Deadline: The position will remain open until filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials before November 15, 2015.

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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