Term Instructor in Electronic and Popular Music Production (Digital Audio Arts, Music)

University of Lethbridge

Job Title: Limited Term Instructor in Electronic and Popular Music Production (Digital Audio Arts, Music)
Rank: Instructor III

Position Description
The University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Music invites applications for a limited-term Instructor appointment specializing in Electronic and Popular Music Production and Digital Audio Arts. The appointment is for 10 months from August 1, 2024 to May 31, 2025.

Primary teaching duties are within the Digital Audio Arts (DAA) Major in the Department of Music. Expected teaching will include six courses, including: Modern Studio Recording Techniques (MUSI 2550), Technical Ear Training (MUSI 2560), Electronic and Popular Music Production (MUSI 3850), Introduction to Music Technology (MUSI 2500), and Immersive Audio (MUSI 4637). All courses will be face-to-face delivery and course assignments may be modified as the department’s needs evolve through the year.

The successful candidate will contribute to providing an excellent student experience through engagement in service activities, which may include committee service to support the DAA program and participation in the DAA program’s student recruitment and retention initiatives.

The Music Department strives to promote Indigenous resurgence, decolonization, and anti-racism. Successful candidates must demonstrate that they share this commitment and that their teaching practice contributes to accessibility and inclusion.

We are seeking an industry professional and scholar working at the national or international level. Substantive professional experience in Audio Engineering and Music Production is required. A Master’s degree in Music Production or a related field, or equivalent professional experience is required; a Doctorate in Music Production or a related field is considered an asset.

The successful candidate will be an energetic teacher and mentor, with the ability to meet the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and career aspirations. They will incorporate their industry expertise in their teaching and will support students in experiential learning and professional development.

About the University of Lethbridge
Founded in 1967, on traditional Blackfoot land, the University of Lethbridge is home to 8,900 undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. With campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, we are one of Canada’s top ranked universities and leading research institutions. Our Blackfoot name, gifted to us by Elder Bruce Wolf Child, is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone.

The University of Lethbridge (uLethbridge) is a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education, where inspired scholars integrate research and creative activity with teaching. It is a place where student engagement in learning, creative activities, and research takes place every day. With campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, uLethbridge offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs to more than 8,900 students in the faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the Schools of Liberal Education and Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business.

The Faculty of Fine Arts, housed in the Centre for the Arts and providing state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, offers degree programs in Music, Art, Drama and New Media. The faculty focuses on excellence in teaching, research and creation within a liberal arts education context. For more information about the Music Department, the Digital Audio Arts Program and facilities, or the City of Lethbridge, please visit the following websites.


Diversity and Employment Equity
The University of Lethbridge recognizes that diversity enriches our campus and our community and is fundamental to excellence in teaching, learning, and research. ULethbridge is, therefore, committed to creating and supporting environments dedicated to equity, diversity and inclusion. The University as a whole must embrace equity as a core value to be truly inclusive of the communities of which we are a part, and this requires ongoing intentional and systemic action. Through recruitment and support of individuals who further enhance our diversity, the University strives to create an inclusive and supportive community where students, faculty, and staff feel welcome, are treated equitably, and can thrive.

uLethbridge is committed to creating an inclusive, diverse, and representative workforce that is reflective of the community we serve. The University welcomes all applications from qualified candidates including all employment equity groups of Indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities, racialized individuals and persons of diverse gender and sexual orientation protected under the Alberta Human rights code. In accordance with the Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

How to Apply
Interested individuals should submit an application via the University of Lethbridge HR PeopleAdmin site (https://uleth.peopleadmin.ca/hr/postings/7358). The application package should include:
– cover letter describing interest in the position and areas of teaching expertise at any level including mentorship
– current curriculum vitae
– statement of teaching philosophy
– samples of recent recordings and/or research and creative activity
– names and contact information for three qualified referees who will be asked to submit letters of reference directly via the PeopleAdmin site.

All electronic documents, images, audio, or video must be accessible via links online and active throughout the period of the search and/or be submitted using an established internet-based file transfer service.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at [email protected] so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential; only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

Review of applications will begin on May 21, 2024 and will continue until a successful candidate is selected. This position is subject to approval by The University of Lethbridge Board of Governors.

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