Faculty Lecturer in Theory and Aural Skills


ART Music

Competition No.  -   A110934737
Closing Date  -   Feb 28, 2018

The Department of Music at the University of Alberta invites applications for a full-time continuing Lecturer in Theory and Aural Skills. We are looking for a dynamic teacher to teach courses in our core undergraduate theory and aural skills sequence (tonal and post-tonal), and to contribute to the coordination of the core music theory curriculum. Additional responsibilities include supervision of graduate Teaching Assistants and Principal Instructors for teaching aural and keyboard skills, or teaching responsibilities as assigned by the department Chair. The ability to teach in both the fixed and movable-do solfège systems is essential; keyboard skills, and facility with computer technology and its applications to the aural skills and theory fields are also required. Applicants should be aware that the position is in the first instance a teaching position and contains no expectations for research, although we do require that ATS instructors keep current in developments in their field of expertise. Applicants will have a PhD in Music Theory or other relevant field or be near completion by the appointment date, and have relevant teaching experience. 

Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best universities in Canada based on strengths in teaching, research, and service.  The University serves over 39,000 students in almost 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs (www.ualberta.ca). The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus and is one of the largest research and teaching centres in Western Canada (www.arts.ualberta.ca).  The department of Music (www.ualberta.ca/music) is home to up to 60 graduate students annually who are developing creative projects in performance, composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, and musicology.

In accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff agreement (ATS), this position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at http://www.hrs.ualberta.ca/MyEmployment/Agreements.aspx Salary for this continuing Career Status Faculty Lecturer position is based on the Assistant Professor scale and will be commensurate with education and experience. The appointment will commence July 1, 2018.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3) (e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number at the bottom of your Cover Letter. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

Apply online by submitting: (http://careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A110934737/Apply/)

  • a cover letter (include the names of three referees)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a teaching dossier including sample syllabi and evaluations of teaching performance (attach under the “Statement of Teaching/Research Interests” option)
  • graduate transcripts, please attach under the “List of Publications” option
  • applicants are further expected to contact their referees and arrange to have them send their letters of reference to the attention of the Chair, Dr. William Street; these  letters should be submitted via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please enter “Reference Letter – Lecturer in Theory and Aural Skills" in the subject line.

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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