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The School of Music seeks to fill a renewable eight-month teaching-term appointment in Low Brass at the rank of Lecturer or Teaching Assistant Professor, starting September 2021. Duties will include applied instruction in trombone, euphonium, and tuba at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach in at least one secondary area in keeping with the expertise of the successful candidate.

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 (conjoint B.Mus./B.Mus.Ed.) to 150 students. At the graduate level the School offers M.Mus. programs (performance, performance/pedagogy and conducting) 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 a doctorate in a relevant area (completed or ABD) or its equivalent in professional experience at national or international levels, demonstrated excellence as a performer on trombone, euphonium, or tuba, 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.  Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

To apply, candidates must digitally submit the following:
i. Letter of application
ii. Full curriculum vitae
iii. Audio or video recordings of recent performances
iv. Evidence of successful teaching (e.g. video, teaching evaluations, student testimonials, etc.)
v. Names and contact information of three referees
vi. A statement describing your commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in your teaching practice
vii. Academic transcript for the last degree earned
Additional materials and references may be requested by the search committee at a later date.
All application materials must be received by June 23, 2021. Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Karen Bulmer, Acting Dean
School of Music
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL A1C5S7
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CLOSING DATE: June 23, 2021

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities.  

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.