The Department of Music Education, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University, invites applications for an Assistant Professor (Coordinator of Choral Activities) appointment, effective August 1, 2020. This will be a full-time, probationary (tenure-track) appointment.  

An earned doctorate is preferred with either a PhD in Music Education or a DMA in Conducting. Evidence of at least three years of successful teaching and conducting at the secondary or post-secondary levels, a strong record of performance as a choral conductor with research and/or creative activities in either Choral Conducting or Music Education are highly desirable. The successful candidate will lead one or more choral ensemble, and teach undergraduate and graduate classes in music education, choral methods, and/or conducting. Administrative expectations will include collaboratively organizing choral program ensemble activities and coordinating events, as well as engaging in auditions and recruitment activities. In addition to the Bachelor of Music with Honors in Music Education degree, the Faculty of Music offers the Master of Music in Music Education, Master of Music in Literature and Performance (with an emphasis in choral conducting), a PhD in Music (with an emphasis in music education) and a Doctoral of Musical Arts (DMA).

The Don Wright Faculty of Music, with approximately 450 undergraduate and 150 graduate students, is one of the largest music schools in Canada and supports a wide range of studies in music education, composition, performance, history and theory. The Department of Music Education enjoys a strong national and international reputation for excellence and houses one of the largest, most comprehensive and well-balanced programs of its type in the country.  For further information about the Don Wright Faculty of Music and the Department of Music Education, please visit our website at http://www.music.uwo.ca/

Candidates should submit a letter of application that includes a comprehensive curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, and a video sample of the candidate in a rehearsal situation.  Please ensure the form available at http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf is also completed and included in your application submission.  Three confidential letters of reference should be forwarded under separate cover.  All application materials should be sent via email or by mail to:

                          Dr. Patrick Schmidt, Chair
                          Department of Music Education
                          Don Wright Faculty of Music
                         Talbot College, Room 210
                          Western University
                         1151 Richmond Street
                          London, Ontario, N6A 3K7
                         Canada
                         Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The deadline date to apply is April 1st, 2020.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities. 

Positions are subject to budget approval.  Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English.  The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. 

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Julia Lazarito at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 661-4008.

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