Assistant Professor – Three-Year Limited-Term Appointment, World Music/Historical Musicology
About Brock University
Located in the historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 18,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.
Brock University’s main campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment, within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagara wine country. The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts is located in the downtown core. Our 95,000 square-foot building offers a dynamic, state-of-the-art facility for students pursuing degrees in the fine and performing arts. Thanks to an innovative partnership with the adjacent FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, the Department of Music is the primary user of the 304-seat Recital Hall.
The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize our nation’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. St. Catharines is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York. With one of the warmest climates in Canada, clean, safe communities, and surprisingly affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home.
What we Offer
Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits and ample support for research and sabbaticals. Research resources include; conference support, start-up funding, subscriptions to major databases and access to various research funding vehicles. For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Faculty Association Collective Agreement.
About the Position
Brock University invites applications for a 3-year limited-term appointment in World Music/Historical Musicology at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2020. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will be expected to:
•Teach undergraduate courses in music in global cultures and historical topics in music
•Engage in a program of academic research in their chosen area(s)
•Participate in the affairs of the Department
•Fulfill service commitments to the Department and University
•Engage actively in recruitment and community outreach
The Department of Music is part of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts within the Faculty of Humanities. The MIWSFPA consists of the Departments of Music, Dramatic Arts, Visual Arts, and the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture. Music is home to five full-time faculty members, two staff members, and a complement of part-time instructors and offers the degrees of Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts. The Department has a vibrant music performance culture, and stages weekly concerts throughout the academic year. In addition, the Department of Music has five ensembles—two choirs, a wind ensemble, a string orchestra and the Brock Big Band—and each of these perform concerts once a term.
•A completed doctorate and a demonstrated ongoing record of research activity in one or more sub-disciplines of world music and/or historical musicology. Interdisciplinary research based in one of more of these areas is encouraged. Other sub-discipline specializations that complement the main specialization in world music/historical musicology will be favourably considered
•Demonstrated record of high-quality and innovative university-level teaching in these areas
•Post-doctoral experience and/or other university appointments will be considered assets
Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a detailed summary of ongoing research, and a teaching dossier (or equivalent documentation that outlines the candidate’s teaching experience and philosophy), all in electronic format (a single PDF document is preferred) via the online application system. (Note: file maximum of 5MB per attachment upload.)
Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically to Dr. Matthew Royal, email@example.com by 12:01am on April 1, 2020.
Applications should be submitted electronically through the Brock Careers website at the following link:
This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Any questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy https://brocku.ca/policies/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/Employment-Accommodation-Policy.pdf. Please advise: Ali Rilstone, Talent Acquisition Consultant, email@example.com to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.
We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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