The School of Music at Memorial University of Newfoundland seeks to fill a half-time, tenure-track position in Jazz Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective September 1, 2019.  We seek a jazz artist with a national or international profile. Teaching duties will include instruction in: jazz ensemble, small ensemble coaching, improvisation, jazz theory & arranging, jazz & popular music studies. Other teaching duties, commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience, may be required. 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 graduate degree and/or equivalent professional experience. The successful applicant will have demonstrated excellence in creative-scholarly activity, including national or international performing and recording experience, and a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching at the university level. Faculty at Memorial University are expected to maintain a vigorous program of creative-scholarly activity. 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 more than 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 creative-scholarly work, including recent audio and/or video   recordings
v.    Names and contact information for 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. Support materials may be submitted via website links, file sharing service, hardcopy CD, etc.

All application materials must be received by March 8, 2019. 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:  MUSI-2019-001

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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