Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Violin, Head of Strings

This position is part of the Dalhousie Diversity Faculty Award (DDFA) program. In keeping with the principles of Employment Equity, the DDFA program aims to correct historic underrepresentation. This position is restricted to candidates who self-identify in one (or more) of the following groups: Aboriginal people; or racially visible persons.

Dalhousie University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada, located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted African Canadian community, and an increasingly diverse population. The Fountain School of Performing Arts is the only multi-disciplinary performing arts school in the region, offering collaborative learning opportunities in Music, Theatre, and Film Studies programs. FSPA will soon be home to the Joseph Strug Concert Hall, a 300-seat hall designed to support acoustic music performance from solo recitals to chamber orchestra concerts.

The Fountain School of Performing Arts (FSPA) at Dalhousie University invites applications for a full-time, probationary tenure-track appointment at the rank of Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Violin, Head of Strings, commencing July 1, 2018. Teaching responsibilities will include: one- on-one violin studio instruction (with possible viola instruction as well), regular strings repertoire class and other classes relevant to strings pedagogy, and teaching in a secondary area such as conducting or new music/technology. Research/creative duties will involve developing and maintaining a national/international performing career and commitment to the city’s arts community. Administrative duties will include student recruitment and raising the profile of FSPA as a centre of music excellence and exploration, coordination of the strings area, and committee service within FSPA, the faculty, and the university.

The successful candidate will have a MMUS, and a DMA or equivalent professional experience. Evidence of effective teaching ability in violin at the post-secondary level is required; experience teaching viola will be considered an asset. Also required is evidence of excellence as a performing artist, and expertise in and an ongoing commitment to either: conducting; or new music and technology; or both.

Applications will be accepted until February 14th, 2018 and must include a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, recordings and/or videos, a statement of artistic and teaching interests and philosophies, and a completed self-identification questionnaire (availableat In addition, applicants must have three referees forward confidential letters of reference, by the application deadline, via mail or email to:
Chair of DDFA Appointments Committee
Fountain School of Performing Arts, Dalhousie University
#514 – 6101 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2.

Fax: 902-494-2801
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The position is subject to budgetary approval.

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