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3-year Term Lab Instructor in Sound Design (Audio Production)

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Interested applicants must submit all of the following documents electronically via the online Human Resources portal http://www.uregina.ca/hr/careers/opportunities.html:
  1. Curriculum vitae;
  2. Cover letter;
  3. Statement of artistic practice and/or industry experience (max 1000 words) describing past, current, and future accomplishments and goals. To be uploaded under the heading "Research interests/projects";
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy (max 1000 words) to be uploaded under the heading of "Teaching Philosophy ";
  5. Copies of applicant's course outlines / sample syllabi to be uploaded under the heading "Sample Syllabus 1,2, and/or 3 ";
  6. Sample of research and creative or commercial work applicable to this position. Can be provided by uploading a PDF(s) to "Images of Recent Work 1, 2, and/or 3 ". Alternatively, this information can be provided via a link(s) to a website(s) and/or file sharing service (i.e. Dropbox or Google Docs) and can be uploaded under the heading "Images of Recent Work 1";
  7. The name, position, and contact information (e-mail and phone number) for three referees. This information should be uploaded under the heading "Reference Contact Information". The University will request reference letters from the referees of short-listed applicants;
  8. Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Please note: those candidates contacted for an interview will be asked to have original transcripts and letters of reference sent directly to the Dean, Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway - RC269, Regina SK, S4S 0A2, or to MAP.Dean@uregina.ca.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents
will be given priority.

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS SENT BY E-MAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Position Details

Posting Summary

Competition Number 20240201A/S
Position Title 3-year Term Lab Instructor in Sound Design (Audio Production)
Faculty/Department Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance
Unit Media, Art, and Performance-Other
Employee Group URFA
Collective Agreement Consideration Open to the Public.
CUPE 5791 Job Family N/A
Category Academic
Number of Vacancies 1
Position Summary
Creative Technologies & Design, in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance at University of Regina invites highly qualified applicants for a three-year term Lab Instructor position in Sound Design (Audio Production). This is a Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA) with a focus on teaching for a three-year term to commence September 1, 2024 or as soon as possible.

We seek an imaginative and innovative candidate who will provide creative educational leadership to enhance and expand the existing Creative Technologies and Design curriculum through the integration of sound design, with a focus on audio engineering and related areas.

Joining an interdisciplinary team at the broad intersections of Creative Technologies, Design, Fine Arts, Media, Computer Science, and Engineering, the successful candidate will be an exceptional scholar, and/or artist-researcher, able to build upon the well-established strengths of the Creative Technologies area as we grow the new Design program.

Teaching will include studio, lab-based, and lecture formats, as well as online and mixed modalities at the undergraduate level in Design and Creative Technologies. Previous studio/lab-based teaching experience in design, creative technologies, or a related area, is an asset.

The successful candidate will contribute to the building of our new program in Design. They will be expected to support the Program Chair of Creative Technologies & Design with the ongoing development of the new Design Program, helping to develop new Sound Design courses, revise CTCH audio-oriented courses, and build resources for excellence in teaching and research/practice in Creative Technologies & Design. Service to the area, as well as to Faculty and university wide committees, is also expected.

We acknowledge that within higher education in Canada, traditional or conventional academic and artistic pathways can reinforce biases in the filling of faculty positions. We encourage applications from those who may not fit all of the qualifications and that challenge our ideas of teaching and artistic practice. We are particularly interested in colleagues who bring experience in facilitating equity, diversity and inclusion practices within their teaching, which may include contexts outside of the academic domain, including artistic praxis and community-based work.

This position aligns with the University of Regina’s current Strategic Plan “All Our Relations” (2020-2025). In particular, it supports “excellence in teaching and research” through “interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and trans-disciplinary” engagement, while also supporting our students with “collaborative and integrated discovery” and “experiential learning,” modelling excellence in scholarship, creative practice, and providing career training for a changing world. The successful candidate will also contribute to the University’s ongoing thematic research focus on our ‘Digital Future.’

MAP seeks to attract candidates who identify with under-represented groups, and who are able to articulate a research program that aligns with our values, and complements and builds upon the established socially-engaged practices for which MAP is known. We seek a candidate whose program of research will enhance the University of Regina’s growing reputation as an important centre for a variety of research endeavours, including Indigenous art practices, disability/atypical creative practices, community wellness, social justice, community engaged creative practices, media arts, curation, exhibition and/or performance practices.

The University of Regina is located in the heart of a vibrant, and increasingly diverse, mid-sized city in the centre of the beautiful Canadian prairies on Treaty 4 Territory. The University has a student population of 16,000+ and is home to 10 faculties, including a multitude of academic departments and program areas. These units have established national and international reputations for excellence and innovative programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The University has three federated colleges: First Nations University of Canada, Campion College, and Luther College. Our colleges bring further excellence and diversity to the educational experiences we offer.

With a faculty complement of 35 full-time professors, including some of the most celebrated contemporary artists in the country, the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance enjoys a long-standing reputation as one of Western Canada’s foremost environments for scholarship and artistic research at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Emphasizing the importance of studio production and theory, we offer BA, BFA, BMus, MMus, MA, MFA, and an Interdisciplinary Studies PhD in Media and Artistic Practices.

The Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance, works with other units, such as First Nations University of Canada, Women and Gender Studies, Social Work, Computer Science, Engineering, Arts Education, Kinesiology, and the Humanities Research Institute. MAP is home to the IMP Lab (Interactive Media and Performance), the VOICE Lab (Vocally Oriented Investigations in Creative Expression), RISC (Regina Improvisation Studies Centre), and we host the Michele Sereda Artist Residency for Socially Engaged Practices. We have strong collaborative relationships with arts institutions, such as the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina Symphony Orchestra, Sâkêwêwak Artist Collective, Dunlop Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Regina, Regina Public Library, Neutral Ground, New Dance Horizons, Saskatchewan Film Pool, and Common Weal, among others. MAP has numerous international partnership universities, with many innovative mobility initiatives for both faculty and students in Mexico City and the UK, among other locations. MAP is now home to a new Canada Research Chair in Socially Engaged Theatre (Tier II) and the SaskPower Chair in Cultural Heritage.
The University of Regina is strongly committed to employment equity within its communities and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff.
Position Requirements
Expertise in Sound Design (Audio Production) is required. Experience in the field of sound design, including in audio production working with a variety of musical styles as well as those emerging from contemporary global, Black, and Indigenous musical expression is an asset.

The successful candidate will hold an MA, MMus, MFA degree focusing on Sound Design, Audio Production, or a related field. The committee will also consider applicants who have a BFA, BMus, BA, along with Industry experience in the area of sound design and audio production.

Previous studio/lab-based teaching experience in Sound Design or Creative Technologies, or a related area, is required. Additional professional/industry experience in design and/or the creative industries is desirable.

The successful candidate should demonstrate significant creative output at the professional level with the ability to connect theory to practice. Experience working in the creative industries is an asset.
Physical Demands
Pay Grade Faculty Lab Instructor
Salary Range As per URFA Collective Agreement
Status Term
Work Hours
As required by the responsibilities of the position and defined in the expectations set out by the Dean.
Duration (if Term/Temporary) 3-year term commencing September 1, 2024 or as soon as possible
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Preference Posting No Preference
Target Posting Not Targeted
Additional Information

Contact Information
If you require further information regarding this competition, contact the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance as follows:

Please use the subject line “Sound Design” and address your e-mail to:
MAP.Faculty.Administrator@uregina.ca
Job Open Date 06/28/2024
Job Close Date 08/06/2024
Open Until Filled No
Special Application Instructions
Interested applicants must submit all of the following documents electronically via the online Human Resources portal http://www.uregina.ca/hr/careers/opportunities.html:
  1. Curriculum vitae;
  2. Cover letter;
  3. Statement of artistic practice and/or industry experience (max 1000 words) describing past, current, and future accomplishments and goals. To be uploaded under the heading “Research interests/projects”;
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy (max 1000 words) to be uploaded under the heading of “Teaching Philosophy ”;
  5. Copies of applicant’s course outlines / sample syllabi to be uploaded under the heading “Sample Syllabus 1,2, and/or 3 ”;
  6. Sample of research and creative or commercial work applicable to this position. Can be provided by uploading a PDF to “Images of Recent Work 1, 2, and/or 3 ”. Alternatively, this information can be provided via a link(s) to a website(s) and/or file sharing service (i.e. Dropbox or Google Docs) and can be uploaded under the heading “Images of Recent Work 1;
  7. The name, position, and contact information (e-mail and phone number) for three referees. This information should be uploaded under the heading “Reference Contact Information”. The University will request reference letters from the referees of short-listed applicants;
  8. Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Please note: those candidates contacted for an interview will be asked to have original transcripts and letters of reference sent directly to the Dean, Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway – RC269, Regina SK, S4S 0A2, or to MAP.Dean@uregina.ca.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents
will be given priority.

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS SENT BY E-MAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Diversity Statement
The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Required

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Reference Contact Info
  5. Images of Recent Work 1 (PDF)
  6. Research Interests/Projects
  7. Sample Syllabus 1
  8. Unofficial Transcript(s)
Optional Documents
  1. Images of Recent Work 2 (PDF)
  2. Images of Recent Work 3 (PDF)
  3. Sample Syllabus 2
  4. Sample Syllabus 3