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Sessional Instructor, The School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), Division of Music

Job ID: 26171

Updated: June 23, 2022

Location: Main Campus

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, Region III.

Position Description

The School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), Division of Music in the Faculty of Arts invites applications for Sessional Instructors to teach the following course(s) in Fall 2022 and Winter 2023.

The Fall 2022 term runs from August 29 to December 23, 2022 and the Winter 2023 term runs from January 3 to April 28, 2023.  Individual course dates are noted below; please see the academic schedule for additional important dates and deadlines.

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING COURSE OFFERINGS ARE TENTATIVE, PENDING FUNDING AND SUFFICIENT ENROLMENTS. 

 

Current Offerings for Fall 2022

MUSI 511.10 Selected Topics in Theory and Composition (Jazz Theory) / MUSI 611.3 Selected Topics in Theory and Composition (Jazz Theory)

Two sessional positions, each 0.5 HCE

Fall 2022, Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:00-11:50

Course Description: Various topics such as advanced band techniques and literature, choral techniques and literature, philosophy and foundation of music education or jazz for the classroom.  Topic description:  Musical concepts related to the jazz idiom, such as scales, harmony, rhythm, melody and styles.
 
Qualifications/Requirements:

Position #1 (0.5 HCE):

  • Significant (i.e.: national/international) performing experience in jazz drum set and percussion
  • Graduate degree in music, jazz performance preferred
  • Significant teaching experience in jazz improvisation and composition/arranging
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver curriculum at the post-secondary level to students from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Strong organizational and professional skills

Position #2 (0.5 HCE):

  • Significant (i.e.: national/international) performing experience in jazz, guitar preferred
  • Significant teaching experience in jazz and jazz studies
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver curriculum at the post-secondary level to students from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Strong organizational and professional skills

 

Current Offerings for Winter 2023

MUSI 525.6 Topics in Music Performance (Jazz Improvisation) / 625.7 Topics in Music Performance (Jazz Improvisation)

Two sessional positions, each 0.5 HCE

Winter 2023, Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:00-11:50

Course Description: Various topics such as advanced band techniques and literature, choral techniques and literature, philosophy and foundation of music education or jazz for the classroom.

Qualifications/Requirements:

Position #1 (0.5 HCE):

  • Significant (i.e.: national/international) performing experience in jazz piano
  • Significant teaching experience in jazz improvisation and composition/arranging
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver curriculum at the post-secondary level to students from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Strong organizational and professional skills

Position #2 (0.5 HCE):

  • Significant (i.e.: national/international) performing experience in jazz, trumpet preferred
  • Graduate degree in music, jazz performance preferred
  • Significant teaching experience in jazz improvisation and composition/arranging
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver curriculum at the post-secondary level to students from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • 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.

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 Rod Squance, Division Lead, Music, by email at [email protected] .

Application Deadline: July 7, 2022

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.

 

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

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)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts, visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

About the University of Calgary
 
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
 
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

 

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