Position in Voice

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

The Department of Performance invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Voice (baritone or bass preferred; all voice types will be considered) at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, for an initial 3-year appointment beginning August 1, 2020.

Duties: Duties will include teaching private studio voice lessons and may include teaching other related courses, such as vocal pedagogy, lyric diction or vocal history/literature courses at the graduate or undergraduate level, as appropriate to the candidate’s areas of strength and specialization. The ability to develop and sustain a level of professional activities in performance and/or research commensurate with the University’s expectations for tenure is required. Participation in administrative and service duties associated with a university professorship is expected.

Qualifications: Doctorate or equivalent professional experience with a significant international profile and a broad range of repertoire interests and knowledge as well as demonstrated record of teaching excellence at the young artist level. Knowledge of the current trends in the profession and the ability to articulate a forward-looking vision of singers’ training will be a strong asset. Ability to recruit, teach, mentor and supervise a diverse student body. The ability to balance teaching with the pursuit of an active career as performer and/or researcher is essential. Organizational and interpersonal skills will also be considered.

Applicants are invited to submit the following using the on-line application form to be found at https://mcgill.ca/music/about-us/employment:

  • Cover letter describing the candidate’s qualification for the position, including a statement on teaching and learning philosophy and on commitment to increase and support diversity
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Supporting materials (i.e. audio and/or video recordings, website link)
  • The names and contact information of three referees

Further inquiries may be addressed to:
Dr. Stéphane Lemelin, Chair, Department of Performance
514.398.4542 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Those received by October 31, 2019 will be given full consideration. Selected candidates will be invited to teach sample lessons and/or masterclass, give a short recital or research presentation and meet with members of the Search Committee.

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

McGill University, is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email or phone at 514-398-2477.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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