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Instructor I – Art and Culture (Music- Musicianship, Conducting, and Western Musicology)

Carleton University

About the Position

Field of Specialization: Music (Musicianship, Conducting, and Western Musicology)
Academic Unit: School for Studies in Art and Culture
Category of Appointment: Term appointment
Rank/Position Title: Instructor I
Start Date: July 1, 2024
Closing Date: March 30, 2024 or until the position is filled

The School for Studies in Art and Culture invites applications for a one-year appointment at the rank of Instructor I, beginning 1 July 2024, from qualified candidates engaged in Musicianship, Conducting, and Western Musicology.

The candidate will be expected to teach 5 semester-length undergraduate courses in the area of musicianship, conducting, and Western musicology; lead a music ensemble; and perform other duties, including participating in assessment of auditions/music portfolios and end-of-term juries, and committee work.

We encourage applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in Music studies.

About the Academic Unit
Carleton University’s Music program is located within the School for Studies in Art and Culture, which also houses programs in Film Studies and Art and Architectural History. The Music program offers a BA in Music, a BMus (with performance studies in jazz, classical, musical theatre, popular music idioms, or traditional musics) and an MA in Music and Culture. Faculty members have research expertise in multiple fields, with an emphasis on ethnomusicology, music theory, popular music, music and technology, and performance studies. For more information, see

The position requires an MA or MFA in a relevant discipline, a record of teaching excellence, and a demonstrated commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Application Instructions
Applications must be sent electronically in a single PDF file containing a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three referees, to Dr Mitchell Frank, Director of the School for Studies in Art & Culture:

Please provide a statement that identifies your strengths and/or experience in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in your teaching, service, and/or scholarly activities.

Please indicate in your application if you are currently legally eligible to work in Canada.

About Carleton University
Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Carleton has long been known for promoting research excellence and connectedness and is involved in partnerships around the globe. With strong leadership, it enjoys a healthy financial position and our proximity to government and cultural institutions, media, and a thriving knowledge economy make Carleton and Ottawa a great place to work, learn, and live. Our picturesque campus is fully accessible and, along with award-winning student services, Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa at

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women and gender equity-seeking groups; racialized individuals; Indigenous Peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin at and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities at for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.