The Faculty of Arts, School of Creative and Performing Arts, Music invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Music Education. The anticipated start date is July 1 2016.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an active research/creative program and will be expected to apply for appropriate research funding. The impact of this position will be felt throughout the music program and School. Aspects of the position include courses related to music and fine arts education, as well as in the candidate’s other areas of expertise; participation in performance juries; recruitment and retention of students; community outreach; and instruction and supervision of graduate students.

Applicants should hold a terminal degree (PhD, DMA, or equivalent) and will become the central faculty member responsible for the programming and delivery of the SCPA’s undergraduate and graduate degree and course offerings in Music Education, including the BMus/BEd concurrent undergraduate program, the division’s MMus and PhD programs in Music Education, and the courses in Music Education offered through the BMus Integrated Studies program. Candidates should also have experience teaching in public schools, and the ability to build relationships with local teachers. Preference will be given to candidates with an established research or research-creation program and/or with demonstrated interest and experience in community engagement, including intercultural exchange. The ability to teach in an area outside of Music Education will also be a valuable asset.

The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in both research and teaching. Candidates should have a clear record of research productivity and/or creative activity, as demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications and/or formally juried performance activity and the proven ability to successfully secure appropriate funding. Experience in the organization of performance-related activities within a school context is an important asset. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated via a teaching philosophy statement, strong teaching evaluations, and an explicit record of commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, student supervision, and mentorship. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to service within a university setting or the wider community.

The School of Creative and Performing Arts is a community of practicing creators, performers and scholars who, with expert technical and administrative support, are dedicated to the education of artists and critical thinkers in the context of a University devoted to the formation of intelligent and engaged citizens. The Music division currently offers a 4-year BMus with majors in Performance, Composition, Music History and Theory, and Integrated Studies, Master’s degrees in Performance, Musicology, Composition and Music Education, and PhD degrees in Composition, Musicology and Music Education. In addition Music partners with the Werklund School of Education in offering a 5- year concurrent BMus (Music Education)/BEd degree.

In addition to a deep engagement with the foundation of their chosen discipline, students have the opportunity enrich their education through structured encounters with the other disciplines in the School. Additional graduate degrees in interarts performance are currently in development. As such, we are also looking for candidates with experience and/or expertise in inter-arts and interdisciplinary practice and research. For more information about the School, please visit

All applications must be received by January 15, 2016. Please provide a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, evidence of successful teaching, a sample of scholarly and/or creative work, and three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the Chair of the Academic Selection Committee (Bruce Barton, Director). All materials should be forwarded to:

Bruce Barton, Director
School of Creative and Performing Arts University of Calgary
CHD100, 2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4
403-210-6265 / fax: 403-282-6925

These materials can also be sent electronically in confidence to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following questions: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No) and are you currently legally entitled to work in Canada? (yes/no).

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