Assistant Professor of Music (Theory and Composition)
Canadian Mennonite University - Winnipeg, MB

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Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) is an Anabaptist Christian university, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2008, CMU was granted membership in the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). CMU offers a variety of academic programs and a choice of educational settings, which include our Shaftesbury Campus, Menno Simons College (on the campus of The University of Winnipeg), and the Outtatown School of Discipleship – an eight-month program of cross-cultural study, service, and faith formation.

The School of Music at Canadian Mennonite University invites applications for a position in Music at the rank of Assistant Professor, for an initial three-year tenure-track appointment beginning in July 2013. This appointment will emphasize theory and composition with the possibility for complementary areas such as choral performance, church music, and music education. The appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Music Theory or D.M.A. in Music Performance with considerable experience and expertise in theory and composition; ABD applicants will be considered. Evidence of scholarly/professional performance activity is required, and the candidate must also demonstrate evidence of successful teaching and a commitment to artistic and professional growth.

Teaching responsibilities will be in undergraduate music theory, composition, and other responsibilities according to the successful applicant’s areas of expertise and the needs of the department. Candidates may be asked to include a teaching and/ or performance demonstration as part of the selection process. Additional strengths in at least one of the following areas are desired: theory pedagogy, music technology, choral performance, church music, and music education.

For more information about this position please contact Dr. Earl Davey, Vice President Academic or Dr. Janet Brenneman, Dean of the School of Music. Visit our website at www.cmu.ca/programs/music.html for their contact information and additional program information.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2013 or until this position is filled, with application review beginning upon receipt of application. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, including a statement on how the candidate can advance the mission of CMU, a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information of three persons who have agreed to provide letters of reference.
Evidence of teaching effectiveness may include the following:

  • evaluations from supervisors, peers and/or students
  • course materials including selected syllabi and representative assignments
  • DVD recording of classroom teaching

Applications should be submitted in confidence to Director of Human Resources, Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3P 2N2. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. CMU is committed to employment equity.


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Canadian Mennonite primarily serves the people and churches of Mennonite Church Canada, which is, in turn, made up of five member area...