University of Alberta, Augustana Campus
Fine Arts and Humanities
Director of Choral Activities

This position is located in Camrose, AB.

The Augustana Faculty of the University of Alberta enrols over 1000 undergraduate students in baccalaureate degree programs on a picturesque residential campus in the city of Camrose, 90 kilometers southeast of Edmonton. The Faculty is committed to building on its reputation for academic rigour, high-quality teaching in the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences, and extensive opportunities for students in the areas of community service learning, undergraduate research and international study. Augustana provides an innovative undergraduate experience characterized by close student-faculty relationships and numerous opportunities for student participation in athletics, clubs, and campus organizations. Students benefit from the advantages of a small campus while earning a degree from one of Canada’s leading universities. The Faculty seeks to attract promising scholars who will share its enthusiasm for teaching in a small-campus environment, participate actively in a collegial culture of inquiry and public engagement and flourish as researchers in an undergraduate and interdisciplinary setting.

The Fine Arts and Humanities Department at the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus, invites applications for a two-year sessional position in Choral Music, (effective July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018) which may be renewable.   Responsibilities associated with this position include: oversight of all choral activities (including leadership of the Augustana Choir, Mannskor: Augustana’s Men’s Choir, and Sangkor: Augustana’s Women’s Choir); outreach, engagement, and recruitment activities; fund development; and the organization of choral tours on local, national, and international levels. The candidate will work closely with other professors and staff within the Augustana music division, as well as have opportunities to engage with various campus and community members connected to the choral music program. Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Contract Academic Staff: Teaching Agreement (CAST).

The successful candidate must have: a minimum of a Master's or DMus/DMA (Choral) degree, demonstrated excellence and experience as a choral conductor, evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level and a willingness to collaborate with faculty, staff and community.

The music division of the liberal arts Augustana faculty offers a B.Mus. (Performance and Comprehensive), and a B.A. (Major and Minor in Music) The choral program at the Augustana campus has an established national and international reputation and participates in a variety of outreach and engagement activities. For more information about the choral program at the University of Alberta Augustana campus, visit  Questions about this position or the Choral Music program at Augustana are to be directed to Dr. Alex Carpenter, Associate Chair of Fine Arts and Humanities, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Applications are to be submitted online and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement (submitted under the heading Statement of Teaching/Research Interests), a Word document containing a web-link to a high quality video of choral conducting and rehearsal (submitted under the heading List of Publications), and the names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on May 25, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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