Schulich School of Music of McGill University

Position in Contemporary Music Conducting

The Schulich School of Music is Canada’s largest and most renowned university-based professional training program, and an international leader in music creation and performance and in 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). The Department of Performance includes the following programs: Orchestral Training, Voice and Opera Studies, Keyboard (Piano, Harpsichord, Organ, Fortepiano), Early Music, and Jazz at the BMus level.

The Department of Performance invites applications for a position in Contemporary Music Conducting at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, for an initial three-year tenure-track appointment beginning in August 2013.

Duties may include: conducting and supervision of the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble, chamber music coaching, teaching conducting techniques, supervision of graduate conducting students, undergraduate and graduate seminars, committee work and development of curriculum offerings at all levels. Continuation of an active performing / research career is assumed.

Qualifications: The successful candidate should have a Doctorate or equivalent, with extensive conducting experience in new music. There must be evidence of expert knowledge of trends and issues in contemporary art music combined with effective teaching. Organizational and interpersonal skills will also be considered.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled; those received by December 14, 2012 will be given full consideration. Selected candidates will be invited to teach masterclasses and meet with members of the Faculty Search Committee.

Applicants are invited to submit the following using our on-line application form at

· a cover letter describing the candidate’s qualification for the position

· a detailed curriculum vitae

· the names and contact information of three referees (Note: Ask your referees or dossier service to submit letters by January 11, 2013. Consult the on-line application for submission instructions.)

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

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

Questions? Contact the Department of Performance at:

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