Dalhousie University


Full-Time Limited Term Appointment in Composition and Music Theory (Lecturer or Assistant Professor)


Applications are invited for a 10-month limited term appointment in Composition and Music Theory at the Lecturer/Assistant Professor level, effective August 1, 2010. This position is subject to budgetary approval. Candidates will have completed a Ph.D. in Composition by the time of appointment and will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and in composition/research. The successful candidate will teach individual composition lessons, core classes in composition and music theory (including contemporary writing techniques, harmony, counterpoint and analysis), and participate in administrative duties within the department (including the administration of the Composition Program).


Applications should include a cover letter addressing the candidate’s creative work, research and teaching interests and philosophies, a curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of reference forwarded under separate cover by the referees, sent to Dr. Jérôme Blais, Chair, Appointments Committee, Department of Music, Dalhousie University, 6101 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2.  Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2010. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to send musical scores and recordings of personal compositions.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visibly persons and women.

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