The Music Department at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a twelve- month term position in Musicology at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2017, ending June 30, 2018. Qualifications for the position include: a doctorate in a relevant academic field at the time of appointment (late-stage ABD considered); and evidence of successful post- secondary teaching (undergraduate level mandatory; graduate level ideal).

The successful candidate will teach core musicology courses (History of Music I “Western Art Music 1600 to 1830”; History of Music II “Western Art Music 1815 to the Present”; History of Music III “Western Art Music Antiquity to High Renaissance”). Additional duties will include teaching upper-level undergraduate / graduate seminars in Musicology—commensurate with departmental needs and the successful candidate’s area(s) of expertise. Examples of seminar content might include: world music; Canadian music; music of Indigenous peoples; jazz history. Experience teaching in online settings, though not mandatory, may prove valuable. The successful candidate will also be required to participate in administrative functions commensurate with rank and type of appointment.

With a present complement of nine full-time faculty members and twenty sessional instructors, the Department of Music offers a B.Mus. (Performance, Individualized, and Music Education streams), a B.A. (Major in Music), as well as graduate degrees in close affiliation with three Colleges: Arts and Science, Education, and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. 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 http://www.usask.ca/music/.

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 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College and 295 faculty, including 12 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, scholarly and artistic work, 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 has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities, and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of about 23,000. The university is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities.

Salary Bands (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109

Benefits: This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes, pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), travel insurance, death benefit, 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, scholarly writing sample(s) (published article(s) preferred), a statement of teaching philosophy, and other relevant supporting 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: Review of applications begins on January 18, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.

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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