Offre d'emploi: University of Saskatchewan - Lecturer in Music Theory


Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a limited-term ten-month position in Music Theory (September 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) at the rank of Lecturer with the Department of Music at the University of Saskatchewan. The successful candidate will: teach undergraduate- and potentially graduate-level courses in music theory and possibly other courses commensurate with the candidate’s expertise and departmental needs; and will undertake administrative activities corresponding to rank. In keeping with a significant University of Saskatchewan commitment, the Department welcomes candidates who will demonstrate leadership with respect to Indigenization, as well as community and outreach engagement.

With a present complement of nine full-time faculty members and twenty sessional instructors, the Department of Music offers a B.Mus. (Performance, Individualized, and Music Education streams), a B.A. (Major in Music), as well as graduate degrees in musicology, music theory, and performance. The Department of Music has an established record of national and international interdisciplinary activities relating to academic pursuits, performing ensembles, and a variety of outreach and engagement activities. As well, the Department of Music is home to the David L. Kaplan Instrument Collection. For more information about the Department of Music visit .

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 24,000.


A doctorate in music theory at the time of appointment is preferred (ABD considered). We are seeking candidates who: (i) have demonstrated effective classroom teaching skills and mentorship in music theory at the university level; (ii) within the breadth of the field of music theory, have an established or an emerging research profile; (iii) are willing to participate in advancing the department’s engagement in Indigeneity, interdisciplinary collaboration and community-inspired projects.

Salary band for this position is 10/12ths of: Lecturer $80,116 - $118,960

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; and other supporting documents (including scholarly writing samples (publications preferred); statement of teaching philosophy; and where available teaching evaluations). Candidates are to arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent under separate cover. All materials are to be submitted to:

Dr Gregory Marion
Head, Department of Music
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan
28 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1
(306) 966-8355
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Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.

Review of applications will begin March 16, 2020, however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2020.

The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


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