Thursday, April 25, 2013

Postdoctoral Fellow in Music Education


Western University, London, Canada

Postdoctoral Fellow in Music Education

Job Description

The Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University in London,
Ontario, has long held a reputation as Canada's highest calibre,
largest, and most comprehensive music education program. We are a
world class team of musicians, educators, researchers, graduate
students and visiting faculty all focussed on cutting edge research
and development in music education. For more information please visit
our website at

The Don Wright Faculty of Music is searching for a Postdoctoral Fellow
to work in the Musical Futures Canada research program for a period of
12 months, beginning September 1, 2013.

The Musical Futures Canada program conducts research and development
in informal music learning pedagogy, non formal teaching,
student-centred collaborative learning, popular musics in education
and the use of online technologies to support student learning and
achievement. A particular focus is on social inclusion of
disadvantaged student populations through music education. Teacher
professional development and support is an important part of the
development of the program and the successful candidate will be
responsible for developing and maintaining the project website and
assisting with managing and delivering professional development

The successful candidate will have expertise in conducting research in
music education and a strong interest in inclusion, informal learning
pedagogy, popular music in education, alternative music programming
and technology in music education.

Successful candidates must have a PhD at the time of appointment
(awarded within the last 3 years). Salary is CAD $ 24,000

Ph.D. in Music Education completed within the last 3 years
Fluent written and oral communication skills in English

Demonstrated expertise in designing and conducting research
Demonstrated expertise in qualitative multimedia data organisation and analysis
Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team to
deliver research outcomes

Ability to work independently to write first drafts of research
reports and articles and to deliver drafts in a timely manner
Ability to explain literature, experimental design, and outcomes to
academics and non-academics with a variety of backgrounds both
verbally and in writing

Ability to travel within Canada to conduct work in the field

Interest in online learning technologies, web design and web
management and/or willingness to develop skills in such areas

• Previous music teaching experience in elementary and/or secondary schools
• Experience organising and administering research and or professional
• Willingness to step somewhat outside the bounds of prior training to
bring novel solutions to bear
• Publication/presentation track record in refereed journals and conferences

Previous experience in online learning technologies, web design and
web management

The deadline for the online application for the fellowship is May 1,
2013 to begin in September 2013. Candidates must be available for
Skype and in person interviews during the first two weeks of June.
Please go to
to complete the application form. Applicants should submit a letter of
interest, CV, and three letters of reference (submitted separately).
For questions, please contact

Dr. Ruth Wright

Chair, Department of Music Education

Don Wright Faculty of Music

Talbot College, Room 210

The University of Western Ontario

London, Ontario, Canada N6A 3K7

TEL: (519) 661-2111, ext. 85358

FAX: (519) 661-3531


The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity
and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including
visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

Note: Recent Western graduates who are foreign nationals may be
eligible to work on campus. Please refer to the Citizenship and
Immigration Canada website under Post-Graduation Employment at