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 (conjoint B.Mus./B.Mus.Ed.) to 150 students. At the graduate level the School offers M.Mus. programs (performance, performance/pedagogy and conducting) 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

The School of Music seeks to fill an eight-month teaching-term appointment in Single Reeds at the rank of Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor, starting September 2017. Duties will include applied instruction in single reeds. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach in at least one secondary area such as aural skills, music theory, musicologies, pedagogy or performance issues.

Qualifications for the position include a doctorate in a relevant area (completed or ABD) or its equivalent in professional experience at national or international levels, demonstrated excellence as a performer in clarinet and/or saxophone, and a record of successful teaching.

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. Salary for this position is dependent on qualifications and experience in accordance with the terms of the Collective Agreement.

To apply, candidates must submit the following:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Full curriculum vitae
  3. Audio or video recordings of recent performances
  4. Evidence of successful teaching (e.g. video, teaching evaluations, student testimonials, etc.)
  5. Names and contact information of three referees
  6. Academic transcript for the last degree earned


Additional materials may be requested by the search committee at a later date. Electronic submission of applications is strongly encouraged. Please send all applications to the Search Committee through the Dean, Dr. Ian Sutherland (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) as follows:

Search Committee
c/o Dr. Ian Sutherland, Dean
School of Music
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL A1C5S7
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CLOSING DATE: February 24, 2017

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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