Memorial University School of Music seeks to fill a three year (3-year) contractual appointment in Instrumental Conducting at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective September 1, 2018. Duties will include undergraduate and graduate instruction in instrumental conducting, instrumental ensemble repertoire, and score study & analysis. Conducting duties will include large ensemble conducting with a focus on wind ensemble. Additional teaching responsibilities, in keeping with the qualifications of the successful candidate and with respect to the needs of the School, will also be required. The successful candidate will be expected to play a leadership role in community outreach and student recruitment.  This position is subject to budgetary approval.

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

Qualifications for the position include either an earned doctorate in a relevant area (completed or ABD) or a completed master’s degree with commensurate professional experience at national and/or international levels. The successful applicant will have 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.

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, while welcoming students from across Canada and around the world. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning. The School of Music is located on the largest campus of Memorial in the historic city of St. John’s – a safe, friendly city with great charm, a vibrant cultural life and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. 

To apply, candidates must submit the following:
i.    Letter of application
ii.    Full curriculum vitae
iii.    Video recordings, filmed from the performers’ perspective, of recent conducting  activity (live performances and rehearsals)
iv.    Evidence of successful teaching
v.    Names and contact information of three referees
vi.    Academic transcript for the highest degree earned

Additional materials and references may be requested by the search committee at a later date. Electronic submission of applications is strongly encouraged. 

Please send all application materials by January 22, 2018 to: 

Dr. Ian Sutherland, Dean
School of Music
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL A1C5S7
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State Reference Number:  VPA-MUSI-2017-001

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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