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Music Producer and Instructor in the Digital Audio Arts

University of Lethbridge

The University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Music invites applications for an Instructor appointment (as Music Producer and Instructor in the Digital Audio Arts), commencing as early as July 1, 2021. The appointment is for a 3-year term. Primary teaching duties will be within the Digital Audio Arts (DAA) major of the Department of Music.

The University of Lethbridge (uLethbridge) is a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education, where inspired scholars integrate research and creative activity with teaching. Founded in 1967, on traditional Blackfoot land, it is a place where student engagement in learning, creative activities, and research takes place every day. With campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, uLethbridge offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs to more than 8,900 students in the faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the Schools of Liberal Education and Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business.

The University of Lethbridge recognizes that diversity enriches our campus and our community and is fundamental to excellence in teaching, learning, and research. ULethbridge is, therefore, committed to creating and supporting environments dedicated to equity, diversity and inclusion. The University as a whole must embrace equity as a core value to be truly inclusive of the communities of which we are a part, and this requires ongoing intentional and systemic action. Through recruitment and support of individuals who further enhance our diversity, the University strives to create an inclusive and supportive community where students, faculty, and staff feel welcome, are treated equitably, and can thrive. In accordance with Section 10.1 of the Alberta Human Rights Act, selection for the position will be limited to racialized persons/persons of colour. Candidates will be asked to self-identify as part of the application process.

QUALIFICATIONS
The Department of Music is seeking an industry professional and/or scholar working at the national or international level. Substantive professional experience in Audio Engineering and Music Production is required. A Master's degree or Doctorate in Music Production or a related music field is considered an asset. The successful candidate will be required to contribute to the ongoing development of the department's undergraduate and graduate degrees in Music and the Digital Audio Arts, as well as participate actively in collegial governance at the department, faculty, and university levels.

Teaching duties will include introductory to advanced courses in modern recording techniques, electronic popular music production, technical ear training, and audio workstation skills development. Successful candidates will be expected to broaden the popular music course offerings in the department, and to develop audio production activities in the areas of Black musics, including but not limited to hip-hop and EDM. Additional teaching assignments in other areas of Music and the DAA will depend upon the candidate’s field of expertise and could include courses such as: Traditional Recording Techniques, Location Recording, Audio Spatialization Techniques, Applied Research in the Digital Audio Arts, and Mixing for Film and Digital Media.

Interested individuals should submit an application via the University of Lethbridge HR PeopleAdmin site (https://uleth.peopleadmin.ca/postings/4716) that includes a cover letter describing interest in the position and areas of teaching expertise at any level including mentorship. Applicants must also include a current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy (which should demonstrate awareness of and engagement with anti-racist and decolonial pedagogies), and samples of recent recordings, and/or research and creative activity. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three qualified referees, which will be asked to submit letters of reference directly via the PeopleAdmin site. All electronic documents, images, audio, or video must be accessible via links online and active throughout the period of the search and/or be submitted using an established internet-based file transfer service.

The Faculty of Fine Arts, housed in the Centre for the Arts and providing state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, offers degree programs in Music, Art, Drama and New Media. The faculty focuses on excellence in teaching, research and creation within a liberal arts education context. For more information about the Music Department, the Digital Audio Arts Program and facilities, or the City of Lethbridge, please visit the following websites:
www.uleth.ca/finearts/music
www.digitalaudioarts.ca
www.uleth.ca/fine-arts/space/studio-one
www.uleth.ca/fine-arts/space/audio-editing-suites
www.uleth.ca/fine-arts/space/music-technology-lab
www.lethbridge.ca

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference. The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at human.resources@uleth.ca so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential; only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2021 and will continue until a successful candidate is selected. This position is subject to approval by The University of Lethbridge Board of Governors.

Please address applications by email or regular mail to:
Dr. Mary Ingraham, Dean
Faculty of Fine Arts
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB Canada T1K 3M4
Tel: (403) 329-2126
email: finearts.dean@uleth.ca