Sessional Instructor - Department of Music - Faculty of Arts (Fall 2022)

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Department of Music - Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructor
Fall 2022

The Department of Music at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a sessional instructor(s) to teach two three-credit-hour courses (Music 1150 & 2150) in Aural Skills for the fall 2022 semester. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Please note: all course(s) offered below will be taught in person, unless otherwise specified as an online course.

The University of Prince Edward Island is recognized as a leading, innovative centre of excellence in learning, teaching, scholarship, and research. While it is strongly connected to the vibrant social and cultural environment of Prince Edward Island, it enjoys a reputation that extends far beyond the Island’s shores.

The University is located in the provincial capital of Charlottetown, a bustling tourist destination that boasts the amenities of a much larger city, including excellent theatre, galleries, music, and dining possibilities. A province-wide hiking and biking trail runs right along the UPEI campus, and the National Park beaches and world-famous golf courses are a short drive away. Charlottetown and its surrounding communities offer charming and affordable housing options, a low crime rate, and a semi-rural lifestyle that is second to none.

MUS 1150 - Aural Skills I

This course aims to develop comprehensive musical fluency: a thinking ear and a hearing mind. Students work toward mastery of fundamental musicianship skills, including perception and performance of diatonic melodic material; perception and performance of non-complex rhythms in all meters; and basic contextual listening, ensemble, and improvisation.

MUS 2150 - Aural Skills II

This course aims to develop advanced musicianship skills, including perception and performance of chromatic and modulating melodies; and of non-traditional and atonal collections; perception and performance of complex rhythms; and advanced contextual listening, ensemble, and improvisation.


The successful applicant will hold a minimum of a Master’s Degree with significant experience in the practice of music theory and/or aural skills.

Members of the Department of Music’s Sessional Roster will be given priority in consideration for this position.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit the following material electronically in a single PDF file to a letter of application and curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy and methodology as it pertains to aural skills, and names and contact information of two current references. Send directly to the address below:

Sessional Instructor of Aural Skills Search Committee
c/o Department of Music
University of Prince Edward Island

550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

Closing date for applications is July 5, 2022.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.