The Department of Music Education, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor, effective August 1, 2016. This position is a full-time, one-year renewable, non-tenure-track appointment.

Candidates must have a Masters degree in a related field.  Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in Music Education or a DMA in Conducting.  The successful candidate will have evidence of at least three years of successful teaching and conducting at the secondary or post-secondary levels, a strong record of performance as a choral conductor, and evidence of research in either Choral Conducting or Music Education. The candidate will act as the co-ordinator of choral activities and lead one or more choral ensembles, and may teach undergraduate and graduate conducting and music education courses in his or her area of specialty, while also contributing to graduate student supervision. Expectations of the coordinator of choral activities include setting the vision for the area while organizing choral program ensemble activities, coordinating collaborative events, as well as engaging in auditions and recruitment activities. In addition to the Bachelor of Music with Honors in Music Education degree, the Faculty of Music offers the Master of Music in Music Education, Masters of Music (with an emphasis in choral conducting) and the PhD in Music (with an emphasis in music education).

The Don Wright Faculty of Music, with approximately 485 undergraduate and 140 graduate students, is one of the largest music schools in Canada and supports a wide range of studies in music education, composition, performance, history and theory. The Department of Music Education enjoys a strong national and international reputation for excellence and houses one of the largest, most comprehensive and well-balanced programs of its type in the country.  For further information about the Don Wright Faculty of Music and the Department of Music Education, please visit our website at . 

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none.  Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards.  Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application.  Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community.  Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.

Candidates should submit a letter of application that includes a comprehensive curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, and a video sample of the candidate in a rehearsal situation.  Please ensure the form available at is also completed and included in your application submission.  Three confidential letters of reference should be forwarded under separate cover.  All application materials should be sent to:

Dr. Patrick Schmidt, Chair
Department of Music Educationbr /> Don Wright Faculty of Music
Talbot College, Room 210
Western University
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario, N6A 3K7

The deadline date to apply is May 22, 2016. 

Positions are subject to budget approval.  Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English.  The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Julia Lazarito, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, Faculty of Music, at (519) 661-4008 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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