Employment Opportunities

TEACHING POSITION AVAILABLE – May-August 2024
ARTL 804 – Artistic Producing
DAN School of Drama and Music
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

 
The DAN School of Drama and Music at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching a course in Artistic Producing (ARTL 804).  This is a hybrid, graduate course with an expected enrolment of 20 students. Candidates should have a M.A. Ph.D, or terminal degree, as well as a min. of five years of professional experience or the equivalent.  Teaching experience at the University level in artistic producing, arts administration or another aspect of arts leadership is an asset.  This is a summer term appointment for the period May 1, 2024 to August 31, 2024. This is a 1.5-unit course with 18 contact hours. These contact hours will be divided between synchronous meetings during the term and in-person activities during the two-week intensive from June 3- June 15th.  
 
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
 
The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during this process, please contact: DAN School of Drama and Music, Julia Stroud, Department Manager, julia.stroud@queensu.ca, 613-533-6000 ext. 77887
 
The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at Collective Agreements/LoU’s/MoA’s.
 
To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
 
Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc.
Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent directly to:
 

Dr. Julia Brook, Director
jobs.danschool@queensu.ca
DAN School of Drama and Music
Queen’s University
Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N6

 
Applications will be received until March 4, 2024.  Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.  Additional information about the DAN School of Drama and Music can be found at https://sdm.queensu.ca.
 
Course Description:
ARTL 804*/0.25 Artistic Producing 1.5 units
 
Students will be introduced to the role of Artistic Producer, which combines the positions of Artistic Director and General Manager. Concepts and skills covered will include strategic planning and execution, mapping and realizing artistic vision, management of day-to-day operations, and planning and critical paths for various organizational sizes.  
 
Posted: February 16, 2024

 

Posting Date: February 26, 2024

Application Closing Date: March 4, 2024

Positions Available: Four TAs with an estimated 64 hours each. Arts and Science Online will determine the final number of TAs needed based on actual course enrolments.

Position Start Date:  May 1, 2024 

Graduate Assistant Rate: $44.02+7% benefits/hour 

The teaching assistants that we are seeking are for the support of online courses. Some training and preparation are needed before the start of the course. Candidates must be prepared to work outside the regular 9-5 workweek and have access to the internet and a computer that meets minimum requirements. Experience with learning management systems (e.g. onQ) and videoconferencing software (e.g. Zoom or Adobe Connect) would be an asset. 

Required Qualifications: Knowledge of the role(s) of musics across time and place; sense of modern Western history and the major contributors to popular music's development; Knowledge of constructs used to examine theatrical works 

Supervisor: Robb MacKay 

Duties: Responding to student inquiries and providing feedback on student presentations and/or assignments. TAs are required to grade and answer questions. 

Course Description:  DAN School of Drama and Music/Arts and Science Online – MUSC 171: Social History of Popular Music   Units: 3.00   

A survey of important trends in 20th century Western popular music. Topics include genres, individual artists and groups, record labels and stylistic trends, and sociological issues. 

Learning Hours: 120 (36 Lecture, 84 Private Study)   

Requirements: Prerequisite None.   

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science   

 

Please email your application to the Department at jobs.danschool@queensu.ca with the subject line “[MUSC 171] TA Application.” Assistantship applications should include your curriculum vitae or resume and a one-page statement why you want to TA the course for which you are applying.  

 

Please note that Graduate TAs are governed by Article 12.04 of the Collective Agreement (CA) between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) on behalf of Graduate Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows and Queens University. For Graduate Students, Teaching Assistantships will be assigned in accordance with Article 12.04 of the Collective Agreement (CA) between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) on behalf of Graduate Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows and Queens University. Please ensure you become familiar with all aspects of the collective agreement, including Article 12.04, included below. 

 
Collective Agreement
Article 12: Appointment of Teaching Assistants 

 
12.04 In the appointment to TAships within the Bargaining Unit, the Employer shall with respect to persons enrolled as students in the JD program and MD program, appoint TAships in accordance with Article 12.14; and, with respect to graduate students follow the five level preference system outlined below. No TAships shall be offered to candidates in Group B until the qualified candidates in Group A have been exhausted. No TAships shall be offered to candidates in Group C until the qualified candidates in Group B have been exhausted. No TAships shall be offered to candidates in Group D until the qualified candidates in Group C have been exhausted. TAships may only be offered to candidates in Group E when there remain no qualified candidates in any other Group. 

 
(a) First Preference – Group A Is for qualified graduate students registered as: (i) students in a department or program in which the TAship will be offered; or (ii) students in an interdisciplinary program with TA budget resources, and for whom the TAship has been granted as part of the funding commitment offered by the Employer. 

 
(b) Second Preference – Group B Is for qualified graduate students registered as: (i) students in a department or program in which the TAship will be offered; or (ii) students in an interdisciplinary program with TA budget resources, and who are in their first unfunded year of their graduate studies program.  

 
(c) Third Preference – Group C Is for qualified graduate students registered as: (i) students in a department or program in which the TAship will be offered; or (ii) students in an interdisciplinary program with TA budget resources, and for whom (iii) the TAship will not form part of the funding commitment offered by the Employer; or (iv) there is currently no funding commitment provide by the Employer. 

 
(d) Fourth Preference – Group D Is for qualified graduate students that have previously held a TAship or TFship for the Employer. 

 
(e) Fifth Preference – Group E Is for qualified graduate students that have not met the criteria as set out in 12.04 A, B, C, or D.