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School of Creative & Performing Arts, Music Division - MUSI Performance, Sessional Instructors

Job ID: 31395
Location: Main Campus
Updated May 24, 2024

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We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta.
The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.


Applications for Sessional Instructors are invited to teach the following courses in the Fall 2024 and Winter 2025 sessions for the Division of Music, School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA). Lectures for the Fall 2024 term run from September 3 to December 6, 2024, and lectures for the Winter 2025 term run from January 13 to April 11, 2025. Please see the academic schedule for additional important dates and deadlines.



MUSI 221/223; 321/323; 421/423; 521/523; 621/623; 462; 562: 
Performance Practicum / Junior Performance Project / Senior Performance Project

(Applied Music Lessons in Accordion, Bassoon, Clarinet, Cello, Double bass, Euphonium, Flute/Piccolo, French horn, Oboe, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Voice)

Current Offering:

Fall 2024 and Winter 2025: TBA
Sessional hired according to a Letter of Understanding for Musicians One-on-One Instruction: The extent of duties shall be determined on the basis of the following formula: six (6) students, each with a one-hour lesson per week for one term (13 weeks) shall be the equivalent of one half-course (1.0 HCE).

Course Description:
Applied instruction in instrument or voice.
Course Hours: 12-36 hours; for MUSI 462/562: 24-48 hours


  • Graduate degree in Music with an emphasis on performance (doctorate preferred) and/or equivalent professional experience. 
  • Significant teaching experience and demonstrated ability to teach music majors at the post-secondary level.
  • Strong organizational and professional skills

Application Process: 

To apply to the above teaching opportunities, please submit your application documents (in pdf form) to the U of C Careers site, using the “Apply Now” link. Please note that the application process allows for only four attachments, which may require you to merge documents. 

In support of your application, please provide the following:

  1. Current CV (if the SCPA does not already have one on file)
  2. Names and contact information for 3 potential referees; and
  3. Teaching evaluations (if available)

If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Brown, Division Lead, Music, by email at [email protected]

Application Deadline: June 7, 2024

For salary information, please refer to TUCFA's Collective Agreement, Schedule B. As per the Collective Agreement, the Faculty of Arts adheres to the right of first refusal terms (Section 23.12.1 and 23.12.2) for Sessional Appointments.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

For a listing of all academic opportunities at the University of Calgary, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts, click here.

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