Sessional Instructor, Bass
Bachelor of Music, Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Alberta College Conservatory of Music.

The Department of Music at MacEwan University is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Sessional Instructor, Bass. The successful candidate’s principal duties will be to teach masterclasses and private lessons on electric and acoustic bass, and to oversee all aspects of our bass program. Based on experience and credential, the successful candidate may also be asked to teach courses in other areas of the music department.

The Music department is situated within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications of MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta and is part of the city’s vibrant arts community. Our Bachelor of Music focuses on jazz and contemporary popular music and is one of the most respected music programs in the country.

Applicants must have a strong interest in teaching as a career priority. The ability to work effectively in a collegial environment is also considered very important.

The successful candidate must have extensive professional experience as an electric and acoustic bass player, experience teaching, and possess at least an undergraduate degree, Master’s preferred. Commensurate professional experience may be considered.

This position will commence September 7, 2016.

Applicants should include a letter of interest, current Curriculum Vitae, copies of current recordings and/or publications, and the names of three professional references. Review of applications will commence March 15, 2016 and the competition will remain open until the successful candidate has been found.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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This position is included under the Faculty Association Collective Agreement and hiring is subject to budget approval.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Sessional
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date Open until suitable candidate is found
Competition No. 16.02.015
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