The Music Department at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a ten-month term position in Wind Orchestra, Conducting, and Aural Skills instruction at the rank of Lecturer (with term), effective September 1, 2016. Qualifications for the position include: a doctorate in a relevant academic field at the time of appointment is preferred, with ABD status (or MMus plus significant professional experience) considered; demonstrated excellence as a band (wind orchestra) conductor with experience at the university level; and the ability to teach undergraduate aural skills (ear training/sight singing) classes. School-based teaching experience, though not essential, is an asset.

The successful candidate will: conduct the Wind Orchestra; teach Introduction to Conducting; teach music Aural Skills classes. Additional teaching responsibilities will align with departmental needs and with the successful candidate’s area(s) of expertise, and might include any of the following: studio (private instrument) instruction; an Instrumental Methods class (School-Based Band Instruction); Jazz Pedagogy; and assisting with on-site supervision of school-based music education students (EDST).

With a present complement of nine full-time faculty members and twenty-two sessional instructors, the Department of Music offers 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 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—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 Band: (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) pro-rated (10/12ths of the total):

Lecturer $77,613 (floor) to $99,565 (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 wind orchestra conducting (web links 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 0X1
(306) 966-8355
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Application Deadline: The position will remain open until filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit all materials before March 8, 2016.

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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