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Three-Year Contract Limited Term Appointment in Music

Employer
Algoma University
Location
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Salary
Assistant Professor salary range in accordance with the full-time faculty collective agreement
Date posted
Mar 11, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Algoma University is committed to undoing systemic and institutional discrimination and being publicly transparent and accountable. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our Special Mission. In keeping with the Seven Grandfather teachings that are the core values that inform our decisions as an institution, we are committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive, respectful, and safe environment where everyone belongs. These values, commitments, and practices are highlighted in our institutional strategies, including the Strategic Plan;  Academic Plan; Research Plan, and EDI Plan. We live these values through the strength and richness that diversity brings to our workforce and welcome contributors from equity-deserving groups including Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, Persons with Disabilities, 2 Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer persons.

 

In alignment with Algoma University’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion,  the University’s EDI mandate, provisions provided for by the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and to address Algoma University’s current under-representation of equity-deserving groups among Algoma University faculty, this opportunity is open only to qualified individuals who self-identify as part of an equity deserving group (Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, Persons with Disabilities, 2 Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer persons). This is an important step in our efforts to close persistent equity gaps.

Algoma University (www.algomau.ca) is a rapidly growing and innovative institution that embraces research, scholarship, and teaching to pursue its Special Mission. The Special Mission is founded upon cross-cultural learning between Indigenous and other communities within a spirit of healing and reconciliation. Algoma University’s four faculties — Business and Economics, Cross-Cultural Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science — provide students with rich experiential learning opportunities across all of its campuses in Brampton, Sault Ste. Marie and Timmins. With a newly approved Strategic Research and Creative Works plan, Algoma will enhance its research capacity through community-engaged partnerships and ongoing development of graduate programming.  We welcome those interested in this exciting time of growth!

Job Title: Contract Limited Term, Assistant Professor in Music

Department: Department of Visual Art and Music

Position Status: Temporary Full Time; OPSEU Local 685

Position

A three-year contractually limited term appointment is available for the following:

  • Rank: Assistant Professor in Music
  • Department: Music and Visual Art
  • Location: Sault Ste. Marie
  • Preferred Start Date: July 1, 2024

Algoma U Music Program has occupied an important role in regional arts and culture for more than five decades. Student, faculty and special guest solo and ensemble performances have contributed in substantial ways to create a vibrant on and off-campus arts scene. Music Program enrollment includes Music majors seeking a three-year Bachelor of Arts degree and non-music majors pursuing elective options or a Minor in Music. The program’s regional, provincial, national and international community impacts have been expanding in an impressive way.

 

Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess:

-Teaching experience at a university, college, degree granting conservatory, institute, or similar professional school

-A minimum qualification of Master of Music, Master of Arts or Master of Science, majoring in any of the following during the undergraduate (Bachelors) OR graduate (Masters) degree: music industry, commercial music, entrepreneurship / music business, sound recording / engineering, music technology, composition (especially for TV, film, commercials, video games or other digital media)

-A strong record of professional and creative activity centered in music business, industry and technology, drawing from any of the following: 

      i)  audio / visual recording, engineering, production and post-production

     ii)  composing for audio / visual / digital contexts including commercials, TV,

          film, video games and other digital media  

     iii) music business and entrepreneurship areas including but not necessarily limited to finance, copyright law / legal          issues for musicians, publishing, licensing, grant writing, marketing, management, agents / agencies, touring and related promotion, global initiatives and developments in digital music distribution and associated, music festival artistic and executive direction.

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate music courses, possible non-piano applied individualized instruction (depending on needs) and a contracted role of Assistant Director of Music. First year teaching will include a set of courses drawn from those rostered for 2024 - 2025. The successful candidate will demonstrate a robust record of community and cross-cultural engagement. Administrative experience is an asset. Past experience with remote / online / hybrid instruction is desirable.

Application Packages should contain the following:

-a letter of application

-a current CV

-a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., examples of peer and / or student evaluations)

-a research plan (up to two single-spaced pages)

-a portfolio including such items as recordings, concert programs, musical scores (original compositions or arrangements), etc.

-Names, contact information and relationship of five referees (one of whom should be the most recent immediate supervisor)

-Indigenization, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (I-EDI) Statement

-Note: Application materials should be submitted as a single combined PDF file, with a file name that identifies the applicant.

 

Candidates must submit their application electronically to: Dr. Alean Al-Krenawi, Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, via talent.acquisition@algomau.ca. Applications received by 4:00 pm EST on April 12, 2024, will be assured of consideration, though the posting remains open until the position is filled. The position is subject to budgetary approval. 

The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

This initiative is a special program under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants will be asked to self-identify through an Applicant Questionnaire (confidential to People and Culture).

Algoma University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our community and is an equal opportunity employer. The university invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our Institution, including equity-deserving groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment (Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQQIPA+ persons). 

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by Algoma University throughout the recruitment, selection, and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

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