Academic Posting in the Faculty of Humanities

School of the Arts

Contractually Limited Appointment, Assistant Professor of Music

The School of the Arts seeks to fill a one-year Contractually Limited Appointment for an Assistant Professor of Music with strengths in Music Education and ensemble conducting experience, either choral or instrumental. The successful applicant will be qualified to teach introductory courses in the history of music as well as upper level courses in methods, education, and/or musicology, and ensemble(s) related to their field of expertise, from the following: Concert Band, Jazz Band, Chamber Orchestra, Flute, Choir, and Women’s Choir. Preference will be given to candidates who hold a PhD or are near completion and who have teaching experience.

McMaster University is a research-intensive, teaching-centered institution in Hamilton, Ontario (70 km/43 miles from Toronto and 104 km/64 miles from Buffalo).

Applications must include:

  • Letter of application outlining philosophies of both teaching and research
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 confidential letters of recommendation sent directly to the School of the Arts
  • Up to 5 documents related to teaching: these will be preferably full course outlines for classes in the areas outlined above; and, if not complete course outlines, then detailed examples of project descriptions that outline process and expectations that relate to course learning outcomes


Applications and supporting documents (except for recommendation letters) must be submitted in one PDF file by applying online via the McMaster Academic Careers website at: (Faculty Positions, Job Opening ID 14123)

Confidential letters of recommendations should be addressed to Dr. Alison McQueen and sent directly to the School of the Arts by email to Rose Mannarino at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Complete applications, including supporting documents, which are received by June 16, 2017, will be assured of consideration.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for these positions.

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons.

If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247).

Posted: May 17, 2017


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