Schulich School of Music of McGill University


Department of Performance — Percussion and Contemporary Music Assistant Professor Position


The Schulich School of Music is Canada’s largest and most renowned university-based professional training program, and an international leader in music creation, performance, and research in music and sound.  A Faculty of McGill University, one of the top research-intensive universities in the world, the Schulich School is also home to the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT).


Applications are invited for a full-time tenure track appointment in Percussion and Contemporary Music in the Department of Performance at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 1, 2011 (initial 3-year tenure-track appointment).


Qualifications: International performance profile. Exceptional teaching, performance, and administrative skills. Ability to teach advanced percussion students through all university degree and diploma programs to the professional level. Expert knowledge of trends and issues in contemporary art music, including artistic applications of music technologies (e.g. real-time live electronics, digital musical instruments) both as a performer and, if possible, as a developer. Capacity to participate in and facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations and to obtain research funding. Ability to create links with the local contemporary music milieu, including fluency in French, is an asset, as is experience as a conductor of contemporary repertoire.


Duties: Teaching of undergraduate and graduate performance percussion students. Coordination and development of contemporary music activities in the Schulich School of Music, in collaboration with other Areas (e.g. Composition, Music Technology, CIRMMT). Graduate student supervision. Seminars on topics that may include ethnomusicology, critical thinking related to percussion performance, contemporary and traditional performance practice. Orchestral and contemporary music ensemble sectionals. Participation in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology.


Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of professional and teaching interests, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent by hard copy to:


Professor Jean Lesage

Department of Performance

Schulich School of Music of McGill University

555 Sherbrooke Street West

Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 1E3

Tel : 514 398 4542   Fax: 514-398-1540

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Review of applications will begin immediately. Those received by August 8, 2011 will be given full consideration.


Salary is negotiable according to qualifications and experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification.

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