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Institution: McGill University

Position: Assistant or Associate Professor in Music

General Information:

The Schulich School of Music of McGill University is Canada’s leading institution for humanities-based and scientific research in music and sound, and for the professional training of performers and composers. We seek individuals with an international profile in music research, who will maintain a high level of professional activity and are able to teach and supervise students in all university degree and diploma programs through to the doctoral level. Montreal offers a vibrant multicultural living environment and is consistently rated among the best student cities in the world.

The Department of Music Research invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, starting August 1, 2020. We seek an outstanding music scholar (open specialization) and pedagogue whose research interests include teaching and learning in higher education. The successful candidate will assist the Schulich School of Music as it pursues strategic pedagogical and curricular innovation.


Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree in a relevant music field (ABD considered) and a strong record of published research commensurate with career stage. The candidate should have knowledge of evidence-based teaching practices, and an aptitude for innovative teaching, graduate supervision and/or collaborative curriculum development. Demonstrated engagement with issues of decolonization and intercultural collaboration, cross-disciplinary interaction, or community outreach will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to engage with a wide range of people, including those from underrepresented communities.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include teaching courses and leading seminars at the undergraduate and graduate levels on teaching and learning in higher education across music subdisciplines, and subjects in the candidate’s area(s) of music specialization and research interests. The ability to develop and sustain a level of research commensurate with the University’s expectations for tenure is required. Participation in administrative and service duties, particularly related to pedagogical and curricular innovation, is expected.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Applicants should submit the following items using the on-line application form at
- Cover letter describing the candidate’s qualification for the position, including statements on (i) research interests, (ii) commitment to increasing and supporting diversity
- Detailed curriculum vitae
- A one-page statement of teaching and learning philosophy
- The names and contact information of three referees

Deadline: December 18, 2019


Further inquiries may be addressed to:
Prof. Chris Harman, Chair, Department of Music Research

Other Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Those received by December 18, 2019 will be given full consideration. Selected candidates will be invited to an on-campus interview which will include teaching a class, giving a research presentation, and meeting with the Dean, colleagues, students, and with members of the Search Committee.

Salary will be negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Date Listed: 11/18/2019

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