Music - Assistant Professor (Musicology)

University of Manitoba

Location: Manitoba
Date posted: 2013-01-24

Assistant Professor in Musicology

The Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track probationary position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Musicology, commencing July 1, 2013. Ideal candidates will hold a Ph.D in Musicology (or related discipline). Applicants with a masters and equivalent combination of education, research, and teaching experience will be considered. Position Number: 16023

We are seeking an outstanding researcher with a record of success in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate should demonstrate promise of continuing scholarly activities on local, national and international levels. The faculty is seeking a versatile, adaptable team player -- a supportive colleague with exemplary teaching and research skills.

The successful candidate will have a teaching specialization in two or more of the following areas of music history; Medieval, Renaissance, Romantic and Modern, and Ethnomusicology. The successful candidate will teach the first year survey courses Introduction to Music in History 1 and 2 as well as other music history electives.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Music faculty members participate actively in the workings of the unit, including recruitment and auditions of prospective students. Service is expected on University and Faculty committees as well as juries and recitals, as is professional achievement and growth through continued research and publication. The successful candidate will join a dynamic faculty that is active locally, nationally and internationally in teaching and research. In the fall of 2014, the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music will move to impressive new state-of-the-art facilities.

The University of Manitoba's Faculty of Music has a growing enrollment of 270 undergraduate and 20 graduate students, and offers a B.Mus. degree in performance, composition, history and general studies, a Bachelor of Jazz Studies degree, an integrated music education program, a Post-Baccalaureate program in performance and a M.Mus in performance, composition and conducting. There are 26 full-time and 50 sessional faculty members. For further information about the Faculty of Music and the new facilities currently under construction (Taché Arts Project), visit the website:

The city of Winnipeg offers a varied and rich cultural life including numerous outstanding organizations: the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and WSO New Music Festival, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Groundswell, three professional theatre companies, thriving dance companies including the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers, a vibrant jazz scene, nationally recognized art galleries, and many individual artists working in all of the artistic areas. In recent years, Manitoba's investment in cultural education has been one of the highest in the country, and this is reflected in the excellent music programs in Manitoba's schools. The region also provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons.

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Applications must include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references. Electronic submissions via email are preferred. Please send application materials to:

Professor Joan Linklater, Associate Dean and Chair
Musicology Search Committee
Tel: 204-474-6194
Fax: 204-474-7546

Mailing address:
Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music
University of Manitoba
65 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Position Number: 16023
Closing date: March 15, 2013

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.


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