City : Surrey, BC
Category : 2332-Music
Industry : Education
Employer : Kwantlen Polytechnic University - KPU
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
MUSIC INSTRUCTOR – Competition ID: 2139
POSITION TYPE: QUALIFIED FACULTY LIST
POSITION START: Ongoing, dependent on Department need
KPU proudly offers all learners opportunities to achieve success in a diverse range of programs that blend theory and practice, critical understanding, and social and ethical awareness necessary for good citizenship and rewarding careers.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is the fourth largest university in the province of British Columbia and serves communities in the South Fraser region and beyond. A leader in innovative, interdisciplinary education with a teaching-focused mandate, KPU offers all learners opportunities to achieve the highest standards of academic performance. Our many programs of study provide applied learning and broad-based university education.
Within KPU, the Faculty of Arts has over 6000 full-time students and over 300 faculty members from across the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Faculty of Arts includes 19 departments and 21 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Faculty is also home to two Canada Research Chairs: the first in Lifespan Cognition, and the second in South Asian Literary and Cultural Studies. Many of our programs offer opportunities for experiential education through practicums, co-ops, international field-schools and exchanges, service learning, community engagement, and research collaborations. For more information about the Faculty of Arts, please visit our website at: https://www.kpu.ca/arts.
The Music Department within the Faculty of Arts at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) invites applications from faculty with expertise in Music Technology and World Music, particularly related to the courses listed below. The successful candidates(s) will be placed on the Qualified Faculty Listing and eligible to be offered future work.
MUSI 1114 Introduction to World Music
MUSI 1130 Music Technology I
MUSI 2020 Global Drumming and Cultural Expression
MUSI 2130 Music Technology II
MUSI 3602 Audio Recording and Production Techniques
MUSI 3653 World Music
MUSI 4602 Music Video Production
Brief descriptions of these courses can be found here: https://calendar.kpu.ca/courses-az/musi/
The minimum academic qualification for MUSI 2020 is a bachelor’s degree; however, the Search Committee will consider applications from those who do not have a bachelor’s degree but instead have at least five years of professional experience in one or more global percussion traditions. The minimum academic qualification for other courses in the World Music area (e.g., MUSI 1114 and MUSI 3653) is a master’s degree, although a PhD is preferred.
The minimum academic qualification for courses in the Music Technology area is a bachelor’s degree; however, the Search Committee will consider applications from those who do not have a bachelor’s degree but instead have at least five years of professional experience working with digital tools to support sound and video recording, music production, or music composition.
Preference will be given to individuals who have the ability to teach more than one of the courses listed above, can contribute to other potential areas in Music, have a record of teaching excellence at the post-secondary level, and have significant professional performance experience and/or considerable related professional experience in the music industry.
More information concerning the working conditions for a faculty member are outlined in Article 12 of the Kwantlen Faculty Association (KFA) Collective Agreement
Candidates are asked to submit the following:
- A cover letter (which clearly identifies the courses you are qualified to teach)
- A curriculum vitae
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student survey results, peer review reports or testimonials, past syllabi, etc.)
- A one-page statement of your teaching philosophy
- The names of three referees able to comment on your teaching ability, professional experience, and academic accomplishments.
Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
Note to Applicants:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University welcomes and encourages applications from equity deserving groups and diverse experiences including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2S/LGBTQIA+ community.
If there are any barriers that you are experiencing or an accommodation that we can provide to support you through the application process, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with KPU. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of the University. For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check.