School of Music
Jazz & Contemporary Popular Music (Bass, Guitar, or Piano/Keyboard)

Brandon University is a national leader in providing high quality education to over 3,000 full- and part-time students in arts, sciences, education, music, and health studies. Based in southwestern Manitoba, Brandon University also offers pre-professional and Masters programs, as well as innovative and award-winning outreach programs in a personalized learning environment. The School of Music is one of Canada’s foremost institutions for musical instruction. With a world-class faculty dedicated to the individualized training of its students and the highest levels of artistic excellence, the School of Music maintains a faculty/student ratio of 7:1 to ensure the highest quality and standards of musical education possible.

Brandon University’s School of Music invites applications for a one-year term position in jazz & contemporary popular music at the rank of assistant professor or lecturer depending on qualifications and experience. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Responsibilities will include teaching studio lessons in the successful candidate’s instrumental area, introductory and advanced improvisation courses, jazz composition and arranging, and jazz & contemporary popular music ensembles. Other responsibilities may include delivering undergraduate/graduate courses in jazz pedagogy, electro-acoustic composition, and topics relevant to the successful candidate's interests and expertise.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Music is required. A doctorate or PhD (or comparable professional experience) is preferred. Evidence of success as a teacher and performer is required.
Rank and Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience
Start Date: July 1, 2021
Deadline for Applications: June 1, 2021 or until the position is filled

Given that this search will be conducted online, all materials should be submitted electronically. Submissions are to include a letter of application, a CV, links to representative high quality video or audio recordings (not to exceed five separate pieces), and the names and contact information of three references to Chair, Jazz & Contemporary Popular Music Search Committee, School of Music (email: music@brandonu.ca).

Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit. All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment. This starts with the hiring process. If you require an accommodation during any phase of the evaluation process, please indicate it in your cover letter. All information received related to an accommodation is kept confidential. To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, this posting is available in an alternate format upon request.