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Institution: McMaster University

Position: Assistant Professor

General Information:

The School of the Arts at McMaster University is seeking an outstanding individual for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in the area of Music Cognition.


Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Music, Psychology, or a related discipline, and have a strong interdisciplinary research program in the Cognitive Science of Music with an interest in educational applications. University-level training and a deep understanding in both music and psychology is essential.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind ( and in coordinating the offerings of the Music Program with this new initiative. The Institute involves collaborations between the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Social Science, and Health Science, with the goal of promoting multidisciplinary research in the scientific study of music. The ideal candidate's interests and strengths will both complement and connect existing strengths at McMaster in Music, Music Cognition, Perception, Neuroscience and Linguistic Cognitive Science.

In addition to demonstrating accomplishment and future potential in research and publication, the candidate will be expected to teach core undergraduate music courses as well as courses associated with the forthcoming new concentration in the Cognitive Science of Music, and to be instrumental in setting up an anticipated graduate program in the cognitive science of music and music education.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Applicants should include a letter of application, full CV including a list of publications, and a statement of teaching and research interests. All documentation submitted in support of your application becomes the property of the University and is not returnable Candidates should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the address below.

Deadline: November 30, 2007


Applications and supporting documentation should be sent to:

Dr. Keith Kinder, Director
School of the Arts
McMaster University
1280 Main St. W.
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8S 4M2

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. To be assured of early consideration, all application materials should be received by November 30, 2007.

Other Information:

McMaster is a research-intensive university, with rich traditions in the areas of Music (with particular strengths in education, theory, and criticism), and Experimental Psychology (with particular strengths in perception, cognition, development, behavioural neuroscience and evolutionary psychology). McMaster has excellent facilities for behavioural, computational and neuroimaging research.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for these positions. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

Date Listed: 11/20/2007

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