The School of Music at Memorial University of Newfoundland seeks to fill a half-time, three-year regular term appointment in Collaborative Piano at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective September 1, 2019.  We seek a collaborative pianist with specialization in vocal coaching and experience in instrumental collaborative work. Teaching duties will include undergraduate and graduate instruction in: collaborative piano, lyric diction, vocal literature, piano literature, chamber music, and opera. Other duties, in keeping 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. Within this environment there are significant opportunities for collaborative work (instrumental, vocal, choral). For further information regarding the School of Music, please refer to our website,

Qualified candidates will hold a Doctor of Musical Arts (or equivalent), or a Master of Music (or equivalent) with commensurate professional experience. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated record of excellence in university teaching and a demonstrated record of excellence in creative-scholarly work. Faculty at Memorial are expected to maintain a vigorous creative-scholarly 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 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, including a list of all active repertoire 
iii.    Evidence of successful teaching, including video recording(s) of coaching session(s)
iv.    Examples of creative-scholarly work, including audio and/or video recordings
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 April 12, 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:  VPA-MUSI-2019-002

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people 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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