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Assistant Professor, Saxophone and Jazz & Contemporary Popular Music

Brandon University

School of Music
Saxophone and Jazz & Contemporary Popular Music

Brandon University is a national leader in providing high quality education to over 3,000 full- and part-time students in arts, sciences, education, music, and health studies. Based in southwestern Manitoba, Brandon University also offers pre-professional and Masters programs, as well as innovative and award-winning outreach programs in a personalized learning environment. The School of Music is one of Canada’s foremost institutions for musical instruction. With a world-class faculty dedicated to the individualized training of its students and the highest levels of artistic excellence, the School of Music maintains a faculty/student ratio of 7:1 to ensure the highest quality and standards of musical education possible.

Brandon University’s School of Music invites applications for a three-year term position in saxophone and jazz & contemporary popular music (with possibility of renewal) at the rank of assistant professor or lecturer depending on qualifications and experience. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Responsibilities will include teaching studio lessons and directing small ensembles. Other responsibilities may include directing large ensembles, delivering undergraduate/graduate courses in jazz improvisation, jazz pedagogy, jazz history, history of popular music, and topics relevant to the successful candidate's interests and expertise.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Music or its equivalent is required. A doctorate (or comparable professional experience) is preferred. Applicants who are interested in submitting their experiential and/or non-traditional career path as equivalent to a Master’s degree are invited to contact the committee chair for information on how to establish equivalent credentials; please direct such inquiries to the email address below. Evidence of success as a teacher and performer is required from all applicants.

Rank and Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience
Start Date: January 1, 2024
Deadline for Applications: October 2, 2023, or until the position is filled.

All materials should be submitted electronically. Submissions are to include a letter of application, a CV, links to representative high quality video or audio recordings (not to exceed five separate pieces), a statement of teaching philosophy (maximum one-page), a statement of EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusion) philosophy (maximum ½ page), and the names and contact information of three references to Chair, Saxophone and Jazz & Contemporary Popular Music Search Committee, School of Music (email:

We thank all applicants for their interest in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Short listed candidates will be expected to provide copies of credentials at time of interview.

Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit. All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Evidence of citizenship must be provided.
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment. This starts with the hiring process. If you require an accommodation during any phase of the evaluation process, contact HR at All information received related to an accommodation is kept confidential. To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, this posting is available in an alternate format upon request.