Limited Term Appointment in Electroacoustic Studies
Last updated: March 22, 2022, 3:13 p.m.
Job title: Limited Term Appointment in in Electroacoustic Studies
Position code: 22_LTA_MUSI_M
Date posted: March 17, 2022
Application deadline: April 15, 2022
Advertised until: Position is filled
Limited-term appointment (LTA) positions at Concordia University are full-time faculty positions of between 9.5- and 12‑month duration (the annual salary is pro-rated in the case of shorter contracts). The incumbent is responsible for teaching six (in the case of a 9.5-month contract) or seven three-credit courses per year, and for some administrative and other service roles within the academic unit. Up to two subsequent 12‑month appointments may be possible, subject to satisfactory job performance, academic unit need, and budgetary approval. The Department of Music in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for one LTA position in Electroacoustic Studies (EaSt) at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the Auditory Scene Analysis (ASA) and aural skills courses as well as other assigned courses in the EaSt area. They will also serve as a member of the Admissions Review Committee for new EaSt applicants and be the primary academic advisor for students in the Major in EaSt. A three-credit teaching remission is associated with the service work provided.
Qualifications and assets
We are seeking candidates who have completed a relevant terminal graduate degree (MFA) and whose interests encompass creative, conceptual, technological and historical issues. An excellent knowledge of contemporary trends in relevant software/hardware developments and artistic endeavours in the field is required. Preferred candidates will have an active research-creation practice in composition within the domains of live, interactive, mixed performance, etc. The successful candidate will demonstrate a specific knowledge and application of ASA in aural perception instruction. Familiarity with French and knowledge of the Concordia Electroacoustic Studies curriculum are both assets.
How to apply
Applications should be addressed to the Music Department Hiring Committee, and submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before April 15, 2022. Submissions must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (22_LTA_MUSI_M), a detailed curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three referees. Also requested: a teaching statement and evidence of teaching expertise (if applicable)—e.g., teaching evaluations and syllabi of courses taught. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2022. All inquiries regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Mark Corwin, Chair of the Department of Music at email@example.com.
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The Department of Music offers two-degree programs: a BFA Major in Electroacoustic Studies, and a BFA Major in Music with Specializations in Jazz Studies, Composition, Music Performance, Electroacoustic Studio Practices and Electroacoustic Recording Arts. The Major in EaSt was designed to provide students a balanced curriculum combining creative work, critical listening, and awareness of current theoretical research and appropriate technological guidance. EaSt students develop basic music theory and aural skills through specific-designed courses including MIDIstration and ASA. Electroacoustic Studies has long been a core part of the department known for its focus on contemporary music with an emphasis on creative practices. Unique in North America, the EaSt program’s curriculum-wide application of principles taken from ASA has made significant advancements in the effective training of aural perception for electroacoustic students. Faculty members are internationally renowned for their research-creation activities and curriculum development. The Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk) has international academic and public exposure including numerous networked concerts. Collaborative projects and activities also exist across the Faculty of Fine Arts, namely with sister departments including Animation, Theatre and Contemporary Dance.
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