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Music Assistant Professor (Musicology/Ethnomusicology)

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Job Title Music Assistant Professor (Musicology/Ethnomusicology)
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Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Position Details
The University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Music, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in musicology and/or ethnomusicology at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2023.  This position is subject to the approval of the Board of Governors.
About the University of Lethbridge
The University of Lethbridge is located in traditional Blackfoot Confederacy territory.  We honour the Blackfoot people and their traditional ways of knowing and caring for this land, as well as all Indigenous peoples who have helped shape and continue to strengthen our university community.
About the Faculty of Fine Arts
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:
About the position 
The University aspires to hire an individual for this position who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and research and has the potential to participate in the development of the musicologies area, and who will also contribute actively to the promotion and profile development of the Department of Music and the Faculty of Fine Arts.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the core musicologies sequence as well as upper-level topic courses.  Teaching duties in other areas of the Music Department will be assigned depending upon the candidate’s secondary expertise.  Given that the Music Department is currently working towards redesigning its musicology/ethnomusicology curriculum, experience with, and interest in, developing new courses within the broadly defined musicologies area is considered an asset.  These changes are intended to bring the curriculum more in line with the current state of the discipline, and as such candidates specializing in any area of musicology, ethnomusicology, or a closely related discipline are encouraged to apply. 
The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the M.A. Music and/or M.Mus. graduate programs, and to contribute through service to the ongoing activities and governance of the Department of Music, the Faculty of Fine Arts, and University community.  
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 researcher and/or performing artist with an equal reputation as a pedagogue at the post-secondary level.  
Application process
Interested individuals should submit via the ULethbridge Careers page an application that includes a cover letter describing interest in the position, and areas of teaching expertise at any level including mentorship.  Applicants must also include a current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and samples of recent research and creative activity/recordings (if applicable) and contact information for 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.
All electronic documents, images, audio, or video must be accessible via links online throughout the period of the search and/or be submitted using an established internet-based file transfer service.  
Please address application documents to: 
Dr. Shelley Scott
Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts
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 documents.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin May 1, 2023.
Faculty Faculty of Fine Arts
Campus Lethbridge
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 04/03/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Desired Start Date 07/01/2023
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment Equity
The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Media File
  2. Portfolio
  3. Additional Documents
  4. Recent Publications

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