We acknowledge that the lands on which Memorial University’s campuses are situated are in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province. Learn more about the territory acknowledgement here.

Memorial University is home to Atlantic Canada’s largest and most comprehensive School of Music. With 26 faculty, 12 staff and approximately 150 undergraduate and graduate students, Memorial University’s School of Music is big enough to offer an array of programs, courses, and ensembles but small enough that each student receives the individual mentorship they need to flourish. To learn more about the School of Music, visit https://mun.ca/music/.

Memorial University invites applications for the position of Dean, School of Music. Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), and as a senior member of Memorial’s leadership team, the Dean of the School of Music will lead the School in enhancing its excellence in performance, research and education, and in acquiring resources to support the continuing successes of its students, faculty, programs and outreach activities. Responsible for managing human, financial and physical resources, the Dean will ensure creative and effective allocation of resources in support of the School’s priorities.

The Search Committee recognizes that while no one candidate is likely to meet all qualifications in equal measure, the ideal candidate for Dean will possess a record of successful leadership and management in a university or professional setting and a demonstrated academic record as an educator and researcher, with preference for achievement commensurate with a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor. Candidates must possess a PhD.

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Consideration of candidates will begin in May/June 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

All Applications must be submitted online:

Please reach out to AcademicSearches@mun.ca or Senior Consultant, Senior Leadership Recruitment at Shauna.Quinlan@mun.ca if you have any questions.