Assistant/Associate Professor in Music

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

The Department of Music Research invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, starting August 1, 2020. We seek an outstanding music scholar (open specialization) and pedagogue whose research interests include teaching and learning in higher education. The successful candidate will assist the Schulich School of Music as it pursues strategic pedagogical and curricular innovation.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include teaching courses and leading seminars at the undergraduate and graduate levels on teaching and learning in higher education across music subdisciplines, and subjects in the candidate’s area(s) of music specialization and research interests. The ability to develop and sustain a level of research commensurate with the University’s expectations for tenure is required. Participation in administrative and service duties, particularly related to pedagogical and curricular innovation, is expected.

Qualifications: Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree in a relevant music field (ABD considered) and a strong record of published research commensurate with career stage. The candidate should have knowledge of evidence-based teaching practices, and an aptitude for innovative teaching, graduate supervision and/or collaborative curriculum development. Demonstrated engagement with issues of decolonization and intercultural collaboration, cross-disciplinary interaction, or community outreach will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to engage with a wide range of people, including those from underrepresented communities.

Applicants should submit the following items using the on-line application form at

  • Cover letter describing the candidate’s qualification for the position, including statements on (i) research interests, (ii) commitment to increasing and supporting diversity

  • Detailed curriculum vitae

  • A one-page statement of teaching and learning philosophy

The names and contact information of three referees

Further inquiries may be addressed to:
Prof. Chris Harman, Chair, Department of Music Research 
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Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Those received by December 18, 2019 will be given full consideration. Selected candidates will be invited to an on-campus interview which will include teaching a class, giving a research presentation, and meeting with the Dean, colleagues, students, and 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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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