Memorial University School of Music seeks to fill the following position effective September 1, 2016: A tenure-track appointment in Instrumental Conducting at the rank of Assistant Professor, subject to budgetary approval. Duties will include conducting the wind ensemble, as well as undergraduate and graduate instruction in instrumental conducting, instrumental ensemble repertoire, and score study and analysis. Additional teaching responsibilities in keeping with the qualifications of the successful candidate may also be required by the School. The successful candidate will also be expected to play a leadership role in outreach and student recruitment. 

Memorial University is home to Atlantic Canada’s largest and most comprehensive school of music. Offering B.Mus. programs in performance, music education (including a conjoint B.Mus/B.Mus.Ed.), musicologies, and composition to 135 undergraduate students, the School also offers M.Mus. programs in conducting, performance, and performance/pedagogy, as well as M.A. and Ph.D programs in ethnomusicology. The School’s 24 full-time faculty enjoy national and international reputations in their fields and are active partners in the community’s vibrant cultural life. 

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. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. 

Qualifications for the position include a doctorate in a relevant area (completed or ABD), demonstrated excellence as a conductor, and a record of successful teaching. Salary for this position is dependent on qualifications and experience in accordance with the terms of the Collective Agreement.

A completed earned doctorate is required for appointment to a tenure-track position. If a successful candidate has not completed an earned doctorate, he/she may be appointed to a regular term, non-renewable three-year appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. If the candidate completes all the requirements for the doctorate during the first 24 months of the term appointment, he/she shall begin a tenure-track appointment following completion of the requirements of the degree.

Candidates should send: 

  1. a letter of application
  2. a full curriculum vitae 
  3. names and contact information of three referees 
  4. video recordings of a recently conducted wind ensemble rehearsal and of a live conducted performance.  High quality files may be hosted by reputable file sharing services such as Dropbox, Box or Google Drive, or on a public service such as YouTube (unlisted recommended). Alternatively, you can mail in a DVD or USB flash drive. Please do not e-mail video files directly to us. Video files must be in a common file format - if in doubt, check that the file will play in either QuickTime, Windows Media Player or VLC Player.
  5. evidence of successful teaching
  6. copies of transcripts for graduate degrees 

Additional materials may be requested by the search committee at a later date. Electronic submission of applications is strongly encouraged. Please send all application materials by 4 December 2015 to: 

Dr. Maureen Volk, Dean pro tempore
School of Music 
Memorial University of Newfoundland 
St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7 Canada 
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

State Reference Number VPA-MUSI-2015-001.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, 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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