Assistant Professor, Term Position, School of Music

Brandon University’s School of Music invites applications for a one-to-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 large and small ensembles.  Other responsibilities may include delivering undergraduate/graduate courses in 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 is required.  A doctorate or PhD (or comparable professional experience) is preferred. Evidence of success as a teacher and performer is required.

Rank and Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience

Start Date:    July 1, 2021

Deadline for Applications:  March 2, 2021 or until the position is filled


Given that this search will be conducted online, 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), 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, please indicate it in your cover letter.  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.

Issued February 2, 2021