ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, TENURE-TRACK - WIND ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR
The University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Music, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as University of Lethbridge Wind Orchestra Director at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2018. This position is subject to the approval of the Board of Governors.
A completed doctorate is preferred. Applicants who are ABD and/or nearing completion of their degree or those with commensurate professional experience will also be considered. “Commensurate professional experience” refers to a substantial career as a conductor/performing artist with an equal reputation as a pedagogue at the post-secondary level. The successful candidate will be expected to direct the University of Lethbridge Wind Orchestra and teach courses in Conducting and an instrumental (woodwinds) Studio area. Teaching duties in other areas of the Music Department, such as Musicianship Skills, Music Theory or Music History, will be assigned depending upon the candidate’s secondary proficiencies. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the M.Mus. Music graduate program. The University aspires to hire individuals who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research/performance/ creative activities. Administrative contributions to the Department of Music, the Faculty of Fine Arts, and University community are expected.
The Faculty of Fine Arts, housed in the Centre for the Arts with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, offers degree programs in Music, Art, Drama, and New Media within a liberal education context and focuses on excellence in teaching and research/creative activity. For more information about the Music Department, the University of Lethbridge, or the city of Lethbridge, please visit our websites at:
Interested applicants are asked to submit the following documents through the online portal (https://uleth.peopleadmin.ca/postings/2384):
- a letter of interest describing all areas of teaching expertise and professional activity,
- a current curriculum vitae
- statement of teaching philosophy
- video samples of recent performances as a conductor and instrumentalist (audio and/or video for the latter)
Applicants will also be asked to input the names and contact information of three qualified referees who can assess teaching and research/creative activity. The said referees will then be sent a link where they will be asked to upload a confidential letter of reference to your application.
Electronic image, audio, or video submissions must be received on a USB drive, or made accessible via a link to a live URL in the event that they exceed 9 MB.
USB drives and URLs may be sent by mail, or email to:
Dr. Edward Jurkowski, Dean
Faculty of Fine Arts
The University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4￼￼￼￼
Tel: (403) 329-2126
Please ensure that your name and the name of the position are referred to in any additional emailed or mailed documents.
Applications must be received by the closing date of October 31, 2017.
The University of Lethbridge hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.