Academic unit:                                     Studies in Art and Culture
Category of appointment:                     Two Year Term
Field of specialization:                         Musicology
Rank/Position title:                               Instructor
Start date:                                            July 1, 2017
Applications will be reviewed starting: April 24 and continue until the position is filled

About the position:
The School for Studies in Art and Culture (Music) invites applications from qualified candidates for a renewable two-year appointment at the rank of either Instructor I or Instructor II, depending on qualifications, beginning July 1, 2017.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses within the general area of Musicology (including classical music history, jazz history, popular music and/or music of the world's peoples). An ability to teach courses in the general area of Musicianship (elementary musical materials and skills, or musical analysis and practice - classical, jazz or popular) would be considered as an asset, though not essential. Qualified instructors may also have the opportunity to teach the occasional seminar at the MA level.

The annual teaching load will be a maximum of 3.5 credits: the equivalent of seven one-semester courses. In the event that the successful candidate is assigned administrative duties for which a 0.5-credit teaching remission is usual or appropriate, the yearly teaching load will be reduced accordingly. There are no research expectations or requirements associated with this position.

Applicants must hold an MA degree in Music (PhD preferred, in Music or an appropriate interdisciplinary doctoral program), and have a track record of high- quality university-level teaching as reflected in student evaluation scores and comments. Flexible and imaginative approaches to pedagogical practice are assets.

About the academic unit:
The Music program in the School for Studies in Art and Culture is distinct in its embrace of music from a variety of traditions, including Western classical music, popular music and jazz, and music of the world's peoples. The School also offers an MA in Music and Culture that is grounded in the practices of various musical traditions (classical, popular, non-Western) but conducted within a wide range of interdisciplinary theoretical approaches. For more information, please visit:

Application instructions:
A letter of application, a complete CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of excellence in teaching should be sent electronically as one single PDF file to:

Dr Brian Foss Director,
School for Studies in Art and Culture
Room 423C, St Patrick’s Building
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
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In addition, candidates should arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent under separate cover. Applications will be reviewed starting April 24 and continue until the position is filled.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University
Join our intellectual and collaborative community of scholars. Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a nationally and internationally reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 28,000 students, 850 academic faculty, and 2,000 staff and more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking enabling minds to connect, discover and generate transformative knowledge. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital city has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. To learn more about our University and the City of Ottawa, please visit

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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