Position Filled

Assistant Professor, Music Technology and Digital Media

Date Posted: 02/10/2023
Closing Date: 03/24/2023
Job Category: Faculty – Term-limited (3 years)
Department:  of Music
Work Location: On Campus


Applications are invited for a three-year limited-term position in Instrumental Music Education (August 1, 2023 – July 31, 2026) at the rank of Assistant Professor within the Department of Music at the University of Saskatchewan.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and potentially graduate level courses in instrumental music education with other courses assigned that are commensurate with the candidate’s expertise and the department’s ongoing curricular needs. Assigned courses will be selected from some combination of the following (listed alphabetically): applied studio, composition & arranging, conducting (course and/or ensemble instruction), contemporary music, jazz, literature, methods & techniques, musicianship, pedagogy, and school-based teacher observation. The successful candidate will also undertake administrative activities corresponding to rank. In keeping with the University of Saskatchewan strategic planning commitments, the Department welcomes all candidates especially those who demonstrate leadership with respect to Indigenization and/or a strong commitment to ongoing musical artistic practice, innovative teaching, scholarship, and outreach and community engagement.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. 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 over 25,000.

The Department of Music resides within the College of Arts & Science which offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities and fine arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. There are approximately 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College and 296 faculty, including 10 Canada Research Chairs.

With a present complement of nine full-time faculty members including the David L Kaplan Chair in Music, and twenty sessional instructors, the Department of Music offers a B. Mus. (Performance, Individualized, and Music Education streams), graduate degrees in music education, musicology, music theory, and performance (includes conducting), a jazz certificate, and a B.A. (Major in Music). The Department of Music has a well-established record of strong leadership in music education, performance, internationally recognized music scholarship, and ongoing outreach and engagement.

Qualifications: Doctorate in a relevant field (such as conducting or music education) at the time of appointment (ABD considered). Previous teaching experience at either the elementary or secondary level will be considered an asset. 

The salary band for this position is as follows: Assistant Professor $ 99,945- $120,099. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Applicants are invited to send a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, an electronic (audio and/or video) representation of their work (web links preferred), and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of courses taught and/or developed) and other supporting materials.

Candidates are to arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent electronically under a separate cover.

All materials are to be submitted electronically to:

Professor Dean McNeill
Head, Department of Music


University of Saskatchewan

28 Campus Drive

Saskatoon, SK. S7N 0X1

We encourage applicant to submit before March 24,2023.  Review of applications will begin March 25, 2023; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is August 1, 2023.

For more information, please visit Music – 3-year Term