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Assistant Professor of Music (Voice)

Category: Faculty
Closing Date: February 2, 2018

Concordia University of Edmonton is a community of learning grounded in scholarship and academic freedom, preparing students to be independent thinkers, ethical leaders and citizens for the common good. Concordia’s Faculty of Arts is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Music (Voice) in its Fine Arts Department. This position is available to begin July 1, 2018.

Our Fine Arts Department houses music and drama programs that offer a supportive, nurturing, mentoring, personal, and inclusive learning environment. We achieve this through accessibility of professors, small classes, and opportunities for students and faculty to collaborate on artistic endeavours. Our faculty work with students in the classroom and on artistic projects as mentors, directors and coaches. The department is forward-looking, with a strong foundation in service. We are committed to providing authentic, challenging, collaborative, and engaging learning experiences for students. Our faculty are also all artists who actively practice in the community and who are able to provide experience for students to engage with the professional arts community. Through our departmental performances and outreach we provide affordable and accessible cultural experiences to the wider community.

Concordia’s Fine Arts Department offers a 4-year Bachelor of Arts in Music, a 3-year Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Music, and a music minor. The degree programs are designed to have a broad-based, comprehensive study of musical subjects as pillars for musicianship and to provide a solid foundation in music theory, literature and performance.

Our department is committed to community engagement through such ensembles as the Community Chorus, Bella Voce, Jubiloso Bells of Concordia, and the Symphony Orchestra, as well as our summer music programs Stringspiration and Singspiration for youth, and Inspiration for teachers.

Requirements for the position include:

  • A doctoral degree in Voice or MMus with strong professional experience
  • Evidence of successful university or college level instruction
  • Demonstrated collaborative work within the community
  • A demonstrated ability to work collegially as a team member

Also an asset:

  • Experience in, or potential for, administrative work in a music program

The successful candidate will maintain a quality studio and teach applied voice and courses such as Vocal Pedagogy, Diction, Vocal Literature and other areas related to the candidate’s expertise. Other duties may be assigned according to qualifications and university/department needs. In addition, the successful candidate will have had an active performing career and demonstrate potential for continued success as a performer/scholar. There will be opportunities to build on existing programs and course offerings.

The normal undergraduate teaching assignment is 9 hours per semester in the first year and 12 hours per semester for subsequent years. In addition, the successful candidate must assume academic administrative duties and will be committed to growing the diversity of and building professional relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the broader community.

Interested individuals may contact Dr. Joy Berg for further information at joy.berg@concordia.ab.ca. All application packages must be directed to the Office of Human Resources, as specified below.

Closing Date: This position will be filled subject to budget approval.  Application review will commence February 2, 2018. Concordia is an equal-opportunity employer. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience as per Concordia’s Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

Application packages must include:

  • A cover letter (including a statement of citizenship/immigration status);
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of refereed publications;
  • Transcripts of all graduate-level courses;
  • A teaching portfolio including a statement on teaching philosophy;
  • A link to videos of past performances and/or masterclass presentation;
  • Recent student evaluations;
  • A statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions; and
  • Three confidential professional and/or post-secondary letters of reference forwarded to the following address under separate cover by the referees.

Human Resources

7128 Ada Boulevard

Edmonton, AB   T5B 4E4

E-mail: humanresources@concordia.ab.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.