Department of Music

Limited Term Faculty Positions
Application Deadline: 
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 11:59pm

Application Deadline: 

July 21, 2017 - 11:59pm 

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for a nine-month limited term appointment in the Department of Music in the area of Piano Performance and Pedagogy. The anticipated start date is August 15, 2017 at a rank commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead has approximately 8,680 students and 2,160 faculty and staff.  With an emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking and a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its ten faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (West Campus) and Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law. For more information please visit

Centrally located and surrounded by numerous accessible lakes, rivers and other picturesque natural features, Lakehead University's Music program offers an exceptional integration of academic, performance and creative opportunities.  

The successful candidate will have experience teaching in the areas of Piano Performance, Piano Pedagogy with experience in Musicianship and any additional areas of expertise. The Department seeks to recruit a candidate with a demonstrated ability to contribute to a collaborative and innovative working environment, focused on teaching, scholarly and performance activities. We are looking for a dynamic individual with an ability to teach and nurture students in a supportive learning environment.

Preferred candidates will have a) an earned Doctorate degree in piano performance from an institution recognized by Canadian Universities; b) a demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate levels that complements the needs of the program and the Faculty; and c) evidence of potential for scholarly and artistic accomplishments. Candidates will be expected to teach 6 half courses over the fall and winter terms of the 2017-18 academic year, and participate in service to the Department and the University. 

For further information, please contact Dr. Aris Carastathis, Chair, Department of Music at  Information on our undergraduate program is available on our homepage of the Lakehead University website

Applicants should provide a current curriculum vitae and a letter of application that includes a statement of artistic experience and expertise, a statement of teaching philosophy, and names of three references. All documents must be submitted by email in a single PDF file, and sent in confidence to: 

Dr. Aris Carastathis

Chair, Department of Music

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay, ON   P7B 5E1 

Review of applications will begin on July 24, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.   

A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form should accompany your application package. This form is available on our website - please click here.

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Please ask us how we may help you by contacting the Office of Human Resources, Lakehead University, (807) 343.8334,

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.