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The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.

Online Learning Coordinator

Department: Music

FTE: 1.0

Status: Term, 24 months with the possibility of extension 

Requisition: req728

Open Date: 7/5/2017

Closing Date: 7/18/2017

Salary Information: The salary range is CAD $47,386.00 - 74,042.00 per annum (Instructional
/Phase 1). The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Description: There is 1 opening for this posting. Located in Saskatoon.

Primary Purpose: To develop and deliver online music courses including serving as a subject matter expert; conceiving, developing, and writing all course material and assessments. Serve as instructor of the courses including ongoing management and maintenance of content, continuing recruitment, and communication with students and stakeholders.

Nature of Work: Reporting to the Head of the Department of Music, this position is responsible for developing and maintaining online course materials, recruiting students, delivering instruction, developing assessment strategies and tools, marking coursework, and providing feedback to students for both MUS 101: Fundamentals of Music and MUS 111: History of Popular Music. This position works closely with stakeholders in the Distance Education Unit, the College of Arts and Science, and the Department of Music. The Online Learning Coordinator possesses a strong commitment to excellence and innovation in online learning. This is a high-volume position requiring the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced team environment with numerous competing deadlines. The Online Learning Coordinator must adapt to changing demands and conditions and work both collaboratively and independently in the development and delivery of online courses.

Typical Duties/Accountabilities:

  • Coordinates the delivery of online content for MUS 101: Fundamentals of Music and MUS 111: History of Popular Music.
  • Possesses an appropriate level of music theory and music history expertise and applies it to the creation and management of select online courses.
  • Is responsive to the ongoing needs of students and the Department of Music and updates courses accordingly.
  • Acts as a resource for the Department and College in the field of online learning.
  • Ability to work independently, exercising exceptional decision-making and judgment to achieve the goals of the courses and online learning in the Department, as directed by the Department Head.
  • Supports and facilitates the development of content and curricular preparation.


Education: Master’s degree in music, and preferably in an academic-based, rather than a performance-based, field of the discipline.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Experience: Previous music teaching experience at the post-secondary level, with a strong grasp of concepts associated with music theory and the history of popular music is required. A minimum of one year experience working in an online environment is an asset, preferably using Blackboard Learn.  

Skills: Sound knowledge of theories, practices, and strategies pertaining to delivering online music courses at the post-secondary level; strong conceptual, analytical, problem-solving, time management and organizational skills; exceptional aural and written communication and interpersonal skills; advanced computer proficiency, which may include significant experience with Blackboard Learn, WordPress, Finale, Quicktime, Garageband, and social media platforms; ability to communicate concepts to students effectively; strong organizational and administrative skills; the capacity to work independently as well as collaboratively and as part of a team; the ability to adapt to a dynamic environment; a demonstrated commitment to continuous vocational growth and improvement. Knowledge of curriculum development an asset.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Gregory Marion, Head, Department of Music, (306) 966-8355.

This position is in scope of ASPA.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.