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Institution: University of Waterloo

Position: Assistant or Associate Professor

General Information:

Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a full-time regular faculty position in Music Theory in the Department of Music, to begin July 1, 2014 at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013.


Preference will be given to candidates who meet the following qualifications:

- A completed doctorate in Music Theory, or in Composition with specialized studies in Music Theory
- Demonstrated potential for an active research/publication program in Music Theory and/or Composition
- Demonstrated excellence in post-secondary teaching and competency in piano
- Ability to teach in an interdisciplinary setting
- An understanding of and commitment to the identity, mission and core values of Conrad Grebel University College, a Mennonite college at the University of Waterloo.
- Willingness to share administrative duties within the department and College
- Willingness and ability to engage in public education and community service related to Music.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The position is in Conrad Grebel University Collegeís Music Department, within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo. This is a regular, full-time, continuing contract position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level that involves undergraduate teaching, research, service, and community education. The core teaching area is Music Theory which includes direction and oversight of the Theory program and courses in Theory. In addition, it may include composition, and music and technology or other courses designed around the faculty memberís specific interests and expertise.

An initial appointment at the Assistant Professor level is normally made for a three year term, which, upon satisfactory review, is followed by a second three year term, after which the faculty member is eligible for consideration for continuing contract. An initial appointment at the Associate Professor level is normally made for a three year term, after which, upon satisfactory review, the faculty member is eligible for consideration for continuing contract.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Applications should include the following:

- Application letter indicating reasons for applying, summarizing qualifications, and describing how the candidate will contribute to the mission of the Music program and the College.
- Curriculum vitae
- ​Names and contact information of three referees who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation and respond to questions from the search committee if requested. Referees should be ready to comment on the candidateís scholarship, teaching competence, capacity for public service, and collegiality.

​All applications will be acknowledged and all candidates will be informed as the process proceeds.

A short list of candidates will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation and substantial documentation of teaching, research and service. These candidates may be contacted for preliminary telephone or in-person interviews with the search committee and they may be asked to provide supplementary information, including additional referees.

Some candidates will be invited to campus for interviews, and presentations to classes and various groups.

During the search process the College reserves the right to withhold making a full-time appointment, to fill the position with a part-time or term appointment, or to extend the application process.

Deadline: November 1, 2013


Application materials must be submitted in hard copy and digital format. Address applications to Dr. Jim Pankratz, Dean, Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. North, Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G6.

Other Information:

For further information about the position, qualifications and application procedures, see:

Conrad Grebel University College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Date Listed: 07/15/2013

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