Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology, tenure-track)

The Schulich School of Music of McGill University is Canada’s leading institution for the study of music as a discipline of the humanities as well as from scientific-technological perspectives, and for the professional training of performers and composers. We are interested in individuals with an international profile in music 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

Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment in Ethnomusicology at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek an outstanding scholar whose primary focus is North American Indigenous music culture. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field (ABD considered) and a strong record of published research commensurate with her/his career stage. An interest in collaborating in multi- disciplinary initiatives and native or near-native fluency in at least one indigenous language will be assets. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Courses will include introductory surveys, intermediate/ advanced undergraduate courses, and graduate seminars in the candidate’s areas of interest. We welcome applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population, and who will enrich the ethnic and cultural balance of the Department and University.

  • Applications received by November 1, 2017 will receive full consideration
  • On-campus interviews to be scheduled in late Fall 2017 or early Spring 2018
  • Appointment starts August 1, 2018 (initial 3-year tenure-track appointment)

Applicants should submit the following items using our on-line application form at

  • Cover letter, including i) a statement of research interests, and ii) a statement of teaching
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Dissertation abstract (300-500 words)
  • Three letters of recommendation (hard copies with original signatures on letterhead paper will be required of candidates selected for on-campus interviews)

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