Assistant Professor – Department of Music

Opportunity type:  Academic (full-time)
Position title: Assistant Professor – Department of Music
Classification:  Assistant professor
Supervisor’s title:  Department Head
Posted date:  December 22, 2022
Closing date: January 23, 2023
Anticipated start date: July 1, 2023

Position description

The Department of Music at Mount Allison University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Music Education, with a preferred secondary specialization in Choral Conducting. This is a full-time appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2023, subject to budgetary approval. Preference will be given to applicants with a doctorate in Music Education and an established record of research and successful teaching at the university level. Teaching experience in elementary or secondary schools is desired, and the successful candidate will act as a resource person in current music education issues and as a liaison with school music programs in the region. This faculty member will teach courses in elementary and secondary music methods (combining general music, choral, and instrumental areas), upper-level electives in music education, and may direct one or more of the department’s choral ensembles. Other courses to be taught may include courses in musicianship, conducting, technology, music history, or another area of expertise. These courses may be offered to non-music majors as well as to Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts (Music Major and Minor) students. The expected teaching load will be the equivalent of a total of five courses over the academic year. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active research profile and undertake departmental service including outreach, recruitment, and committee work. Candidates should exhibit an interest in the recruitment of students and the nurturing of connections between the Music program and the broader liberal education curriculum at Mount Allison.

Application materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and teaching philosophy statement. Three letters of reference should be sent directly by the referees. Finalists may be requested to submit additional materials (such as a teaching portfolio, writing sample, or teaching/conducting video). Applications should be sent to the address below. Electronic submissions are preferred. Canadian and permanent residents should clearly indicate their citizenship or residency status in their cover letter or CV.

Dr. Stephen Runge
Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Music
Mount Allison University
134 Main Street
Sackville, NB     E4L 1A6
Phone: (506) 364-2173
Fax: (506) 364-2376

Review of applications will begin on January 23, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Mount Allison acknowledges, honours, and respects that the land named Sackville, NB is part of the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People who are the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our University is built and confirms its commitment to strengthening relationships with all Indigenous people.

Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Canadians and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.

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