Academic Posting in the Faculty of Humanities, School of the Arts, McMaster University
Contractually Limited Appointment, Assistant Professor of Music: Instrumental Conducting

The School of the Arts seeks to fill a one-year Contractually Limited Appointment for an Assistant Professor of Music with strength in Instrumental Ensemble conducting. The successful applicant will be qualified to teach one or more of our instrumental ensembles (from the McMaster Orchestra, the McMaster Concert Band, the McMaster Jazz Band or the McMaster Flute Ensemble) along with other courses for which the candidate is qualified, taken selectively from such areas as Music Education, Conducting, Orchestration, Instrumental Methods, and/or introductory courses in Music History and/or Music Theory. Teaching in Spring and/or Summer Sessions will likely be required.

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
Video clip demonstrating conducting skills

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 18989)

Confidential letters of recommendations should be addressed to Dr. Virginia Aksan 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.

Review of applications will begin May 7, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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 located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905- 525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

Posted: April 9, 2018

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