The School of Music at Memorial University of Newfoundland seeks to fill a tenure-track position in ethnomusicology at the rank of assistant OR associate professor, effective September 1, 2019.  We seek an ethnomusicologist with research expertise in the music of island/coastal cultures in the North Atlantic. A focus in one or more of the following areas would be an advantage: Francophone communities, Indigenous communities, instrumental traditions, public ethnomusicology (including media production).  Teaching duties will include undergraduate instruction in ethnomusicology, graduate level instruction in ethnomusicology, as well as graduate supervision in our ethnomusicology M.A. and Ph.D. programs; some undergraduate courses in musicology may also be included in teaching duties.  This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Memorial University is home to Atlantic Canada’s largest and most comprehensive school of music. At the undergraduate level the School offers Bachelor of Music programs in performance, musicologies, composition and music education to 150 students. At the graduate level, the School offers M.Mus. programs (conducting, performance, performance/pedagogy) and M.A./Ph.D. programs in ethnomusicology to more than 50 students from across the globe. The School’s faculty of 25 performers, composers, and scholars enjoy international reputations in their fields and are active partners across the province’s vibrant musical, artistic, and cultural communities. For further information regarding the School of Music, please refer to our website,

Qualified candidates will hold a PhD in ethnomusicology or cognate discipline. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated record of excellence in both research and teaching. Scholars at Memorial are expected to maintain a vigorous research program. Salary for this position is dependent on qualifications and experience in accordance with the terms of the Collective Agreement.

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s—a safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. 

To apply, candidates must submit the following:
i.    Letter of application
ii.    Full curriculum vitae
iii.    Evidence of successful teaching
iv.    Examples of scholarly work
v.    Names and contact information of three referees
vi.    Academic transcript for the highest degree earned
Additional materials and references may be requested by the search committee at a later date. Electronic submission of applications is strongly encouraged. 

All application materials must be received by December 10, 2018. Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Ian Sutherland, Dean
School of Music
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL A1C5S7
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State Reference Number:  VPA-MUSI-2018-002

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. As part of Memorial University’s commitment to employment equity, all applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of a target group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of a target group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. If you do not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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