Position in Music Theory

Schulich School of Music, McGill University


The Schulich School of Music of McGill University is Canada’s leading university-based program for the training of professional composers and performers, and for humanities-based and scientific-technological research in music and sound. We seek individuals with an international profile in musical research who will maintain a high level of professional activity in the field and are able to teach and supervise students in all university degree and diploma programs through to the doctoral level.

Department of Music Research: Theory Area 

Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment in Music Theory at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We are open to all areas of research specialization, especially those that complement the interests of current faculty. The successful applicant will have superior musicianship skills and be comfortable teaching the full range of core undergraduate theory classes, as well as undergraduate and graduate offerings in her or his own area(s) of specialization.

  • Applications received by November 15, 2015 will be given full consideration.
  • On-campus interviews to be scheduled in early 2016
  • Appointment starts August 1, 2016 (initial 3-year tenure-track appointment)

Applicants should submit the following items using our on-line application form at http://www.mcgill.ca/music/about-us/employment:

  • Cover letter 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests
  • Names and contact information of three referees (hard copies of recommendations on letterhead paper must be submitted by regular mail; see on-line form for instructions)

Further inquiries may be addressed to: 
Professor Roe-Min Kok – Chair, Department of Music Research
514.398.4400, ext. 089403; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (subject title: Theory Search)

Salary is negotiable, according to qualifications and experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.  

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.

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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