Memorial University School of Music seeks to fill a 4-month teaching term appointment in Musicology at the rank of Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor, effective September 1, 2020. Duties will include undergraduate instruction in musicology with an emphasis on historical musicology in western art music traditions as well as Canadian musical traditions. The successful candidate will teach core undergraduate musicology curriculum, including survey based history courses, as well as elective courses in one or more of the following areas: Canadian music, symphonic music. In line with the research focus and expertise of the successful applicant, and in keeping with the needs of the School, additional teaching responsibilities, such as additional elective course areas, may also 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 and scholars enjoy international reputations in their fields and are active partners across the province’s vibrant musical, artistic and cultural communities. For further information regarding the School of Music, please refer to our website

Qualified candidates will hold, or be close to completion, a PhD in musicology or cognate discipline. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated record of research, as well as a demonstrated record of teaching in the advertised areas (historical musicology, Canadian musical traditions). 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, while welcoming students from across Canada and around the world. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning. The School of Music is located on the largest campus of Memorial in the historic city of St. John’s – a safe, friendly city with great 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
iii.    Evidence of successful teaching
iv.    Examples of scholarly work
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. 

Please send all applications digitally to the Search Committee through the Dean, Dr. Ian Sutherland, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date June 9, 2020.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified persons, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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