Job Opportunity | 10-Month Limited Term Appointment: Section Head, Bass Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications (FFAC)

Date: Jul 3, 2020

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the MacEwan Office of Teaching and Learning.
The Department of Music at MacEwan University is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill a 10-Month Limited Term Appointment in the performance area (bass: electric and acoustic), starting September 1, 2020 ending June 30, 2021. MacEwan University’s Bachelor of Music (BMus) focuses on the performance, interpretation, creation, production and culture of jazz and contemporary popular music and offers seven routes of study: Performance major; Composition major; Recording and Production major; General, without minor; General, Music Technology and Production minor; General, Music Career Management minor; General, Music Education minor. The Department of Music is situated within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications (FFAC) of MacEwan University in Allard Hall, a new state-of-the-art facility located in close proximity to the downtown arts district.
The successful candidate will have a significant national profile as an electric and acoustic bass performer with a demonstrable record of performances, live and recorded, and will have proven experience and mastery in a broad range of styles. The successful candidate possesses a MMus or equivalent master’s degree and is a highly experienced educator who has a strong interest in teaching as a career priority and holds an extensive record of teaching at the post-secondary level, including private studio and classroom teaching, and ensemble directing. The ability to work effectively in a collegial environment is very important.
As an assistant professor, duties include classroom teaching (primarily bass master classes), and ensemble directing. As Section Head, Bass, duties include supervising the bass-area instructors and overseeing courses and course outlines, adjudicating auditions and juried recitals, and organizing concerts and other events associated with the bass area. Depending on experience and credential, the successful candidate may also be required to teach courses in other areas of the BMus. Service to MacEwan governance at the Department and Faculty levels are also essential and will form part of the workload.
Applicants will submit a letter of interest, current Curriculum Vitae, a digital portfolio (links to current recordings and other relevant works), a teaching dossier including student evaluations, and the names of three professional references.
This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

Indigenous people and persons of indigenous ancestry, persons living with a disability, women, LGBTQ2+ persons, and members of all minority groups are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Closing Date

  • Open until suitable candidate is found.
  • First review of applicants will start August 1, 2020