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MU343 – Public Musicology

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Author pmnationtalk
Date October 6, 2019
Type Part Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Location Waterloo, ON
Category Education/Administrative
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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MU343 – Public Musicology

Posting ID : 11311
Position Title : MU343 – Public Musicology
Faculty/Academic Area : Faculty of Music
Term : January 6 – April 28, 2020
Campus : Waterloo
Anticipated Class Size : 25
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 2020 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.
MU343 – Public Musicology (0.5 credit)
Public musicology is committed to using music as a tool to provide liberal, critical, and ethical values through musical education and engagement. The mission of this course is to provide students with the skills to work in or manage educational and outreach programs that engage with music from different genres and levels of expertise. The course will engage with public musicology in musics that are historical, contemporary, classical, popular, or cultural. Part of the course includes the preparation of a lecture for a public presentation at one of the arts organizations in our community, e.g.: KW symphony, WLU ensembles, community orchestras/bands/choirs, Nota Bene, Numus, Perimeter Institute, or even the Princess, Jane Bond, Maxwells, and the Starlight.Applicants must show evidence of facilitation and research in musicology and/or community music. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a knowledge in both fields, as well as approaches for preparing students for careers both inside and outside academia. The successful candidate will understand how musicology can be applied to community music; and will describe the specific pedagogical approaches they will use to foster student learning regarding the theory and application for public musicology. This course will be co-taught with a full-time faculty member, and the stipend and seniority point will be prorated accordingly.  Winter Term – Wednesdays 7:00 – 9:30pm.
Rate of pay for 0.5 undergraduate and graduate intramural courses: $ 7575.00 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 – Required : Master’s Degree
Qualifications – Discipline : Music
Qualifications – Areas of Specialization : Masters Degree in Musicology and/or Community Music
Qualifications – Other : – Related music facilitation experience
– Demonstrated application of music and musicology in community and community health settings
Application Deadline : Friday, October 18, 2019
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 will be required to submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended that applicants include this verification with their application.

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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All course offerings will be contingent on adequate student registration and subject to budgetary funding.

Posted on : Friday, October 4, 2019
Posting Ends : Friday, October 18, 2019

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