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Assistant Professor - Single Reed/Conducting - Mount Allison University

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Sackville, NB
Position: Assistant Professor - Single Reed/Conducting
Deadline: February 19, 2021
Posted: January 28, 2021

Job Description / Duties

The Department of Music at Mount Allison University invites applications for a position in Single Reed Performance and Conducting. This is a full-time sessional appointment for the Winter 2022 semester at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, beginning January 1, 2022 and ending on April 30, 2022, subject to budgetary approval.

Teaching responsibilities for Single Reed Applied Music instruction will include weekly studio instruction in clarinet and saxophone, overseeing student performance preparation, and assessing performance juries associated with these students. Teaching responsibilities for Large Ensemble instruction will include the direction of the Mount Allison Symphonic Band, Mount Allison Chamber Orchestra and/or the Mount Allison Jazz Ensemble. These ensembles rehearse 2.5 to 3 hours per week throughout the Winter term, January to April 2022, and include both students and members of the Sackville community. In addition to leading weekly rehearsals, the Director will be responsible for evaluating student participation and preparing one or two public concerts for each ensemble during the term.

In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active performance or research profile and undertake departmental service including outreach, recruitment, and committee work. Lessons and rehearsals will be taught on the campus of Mount Allison University and may include online components.


Qualifications / Required Skills

Preference will be given to applicants with a completed Doctorate in Clarinet or Saxophone Performance or Instrumental Conducting; an established record as a performer; a record of successful band, jazz ensemble, or orchestral direction at the university and professional levels; and successful teaching experience at the university level. The minimum requirement is a Master of Music degree.

Additional Information

Application materials should include:
1) a letter of interest,
2) a curriculum vitae,
3) video recordings of recent solo or chamber music performances (indicate dates of recordings),
4) video recordings of recent rehearsals or performances as ensemble director (indicate dates of recordings), and
5) three letters of reference to be sent directly by the referees.

Finalists may be requested to submit additional materials at a later date (such as a teaching portfolio or a video of studio instruction or ensemble rehearsal direction). Applications should be sent to the address below. Electronic submissions are preferred.

Canadian and permanent residents should clearly indicate their citizenship or residency status in their cover letter or CV.
Review of applications will begin on February 19, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Mount Allison acknowledges, honours, and respects that the land named Sackville, NB is part of the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People who are the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our University is built and confirms its commitment to strengthening relationships with all Indigenous people.

Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority.


Contact Information

Dr. Stephen Runge
Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Music
Mount Allison University
134 Main Street
Sackville, NB E4L 1A6
E-mail: srunge@mta.ca

Employer Profile

Mount Allison has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1839. Located in Sackville, New Brunswick and situated in the centre of the Maritime Provinces, it is a short drive to Moncton, one of the fastest growing communities that has been consistently rated as one of the best places to live in Canada - the Conference Board of Canada projects continued growth for years to come. Mount Allison consistently ranks as the #1 undergraduate university in the country – its record unmatched by any other university. The University attracts some of the most talented and creative minds from across the country and around the world. It has had 55 Rhodes Scholars — 8 in the past 10 years alone — and counts many of Canada’s top business, cultural, and community leaders among its graduates.

Music has been an important part of the curriculum and community at Mount Allison since the first Certificate in Music was awarded in 1874, more than 140 years ago. The Department of Music offers a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts Major in Music, and Minor in Music. Applied Music lessons are offered in the Bachelor of Music in piano, voice, strings, guitar, organ, and all orchestral instruments.

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