MU243 – Musical Cultures

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Author ahnationtalk
Date October 13, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Location Waterloo, ON
Category Art / Media / Design and Administration
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Posting ID : 8472
Position Title : MU243 – Musical Cultures
Faculty/Academic Area : Faculty of Music
Department : Music
Term : January 7 – April 30, 2019
Campus : Waterloo
Anticipated Class Size : 40
Additional Course Requirements : None

Position Summary :

The Faculty of Music, Wilfrid Laurier University, requires part-time contract academic staff (CAS) to teach the course listed below in the Winter Term 2019 to be taught at the Waterloo Campus. Following is a brief description of the course to indicate the content and level of difficulty. We would be happy to provide additional information that may be required.

MU243      Musical Cultures – 0.5 credit

This course will study selected musical cultures with a regional presence, with a particular focus on Indigenous practices. The course will engage students in a study of musical cultures and will include an experiential component. When appropriate, students shall be engaged in observation of, and reflection upon, selected musical practices in authentic performance contexts.  An expectation for the course is that students will understand the role of music in Indigenous cultures, the impacts of colonization, and how music can contribute both to Indigenous culture revitalization and to reconciliation initiatives.

This appointment will be for 12 contact hours of the above course, and the successful candidate will co-teach and co-develop the course with a full-time faculty member.  In keeping with its ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and to address the underrepresentation of Indigenous faculty at the University, Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit candidates to fill this appointment. Candidates will have teaching experience and background in the area of Indigenous music and cultures in Canada. Candidates will also have knowledge of Indigenous histories and ways of knowing, as well as knowledge of historical and contemporary impacts of colonization on Indigenous peoples. Preference will be given to candidates with university teaching experience, and knowledge of contemporary and historical music practices specific to the Haldimand Tract.  Winter Term – Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 – 2:20pm.

Rate of pay for 0.5 undergraduate and graduate intramural courses: $ 7500.00 plus 4% in lieu of benefits and 4% in lieu of vacation. Total classroom hours for a 0.5 credit weight course: 36 hours.

Qualifications – Other :

Required specializations:

– Teaching experience in music practices within Indigenous cultures in Ontario, with a preference of knowledge of music practices within the Haldimand Tract.

– Working knowledge of Indigenous music and cultures, as well as Indigenous knowledge, histories, and contemporary contexts, and impacts of colonization.

– Demonstrated connections to nations and/or Indigenous communities within Ontario, particularly, but not exclusively, to the Haldimand Tract.

Application Deadline : Friday, October 26, 2018
Submit with Application : Required for All Applicants

  • CV (required)
Required for External Applicants
  • Names and Contact Information for Referees
  • Evidence of Good Teaching
  • Cover letter
  • Teaching Dossier
  • Sample Course Outline (2-pages maximum)

Applicants must submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree with application. Applications not containing verification of highest degree, unless already on file with the university, will not be considered

To Apply :

Please address applications to Renée Ellis at the following email address:

This appointment is in accordance with the Part-time Contract Academic Staff Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.

For Supplementary Remuneration for large classes or multi-section courses, see Article 28.3

Pursuant to Article 13.5 of the Collective Agreement for Part-time Contract Academic Staff (CAS) and Part-time Librarians, all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Members of the designated groups must self-identify to the appropriate Dean(s) to be considered for employment equity.

In accordance with the requirements of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the successful applicants will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.

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Posted on : Friday, October 12, 2018
Posting Ends : Friday, October 26, 2018

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