Part-Time Positions in Fine Arts

St. Thomas University invites applications for instructors to teach the following courses in Fredericton:


Semester 1: (September to December 2019)

FNAR 3053 Analysis and Composition I, TTH 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Analysis and Composition I is the continuation of FNAR 2063-Music Harmony and Counterpoint II. The course, ideally taken back-to-back with FNAR 3063, is a hands-on study of the grammar of tonal music, with a particular focus on harmony, counterpoint, form, and free composition. Assignments include exercises in four-voice harmony in choral and keyboard styles, exercises in two- and three-voice species counterpoint, the composition of original pieces for small chamber combinations, as well as frequent formal analyses of standard masterpieces from the literature.


FNAR 3213 Music History I: Baroque Through Romanticism, TTH 10:00 AM - 11:20AM

This course is designed as an introductory survey of the significant periods, styles, genres, composers, and musical works in Western tradition from the Baroque period to the end of the nineteenth century. Lectures and readings (in conjunction with audio and video materials) are directed at not only appreciation of the distinctive musical features of the works themselves but also at exploring the broader political, cultural, and social context of music and its composers, performers, and listeners. The listening component of the class will consist of listening to excerpts in class with use of listening guides to focus attention on the formal features, instrumentation, etc. of these musical works. Resources will be available for the students’ further exploration of the music. An additional theme will be the social context in which we listen to and respond to music that has come down to us from various periods in the past and how they have shaped what we hear nowadays.


St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 1,900.  Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds two Canada Research Chairs.


A doctorate in music, or imminent completion is preferred; a Master’s degree is required.  Each applicant is to submit their application, including a CV and teaching dossier, directly to Dr. Martin Kutnowski, Director of the Fine Arts Program, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3. Electronic applications may be sent to


Closing date: 14 June 2019, or when the positions are filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications are received by this date.


An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.