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The Schulich School of Music of McGill University is Canada’s leading institution for the professional training of performers and composers, and the humanities-based and scientific research in music and sound. We seek individuals with an international profile in music performance and research who will maintain a high level of professional activity and are able to teach and supervise students in all university degree and diploma programs through to the doctoral level. Montreal offers a vibrant multicultural living environment and is consistently rated among the best student cities in the world.

The Department of Music Performance invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Jazz Studies at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, starting August 1, 2021.

Qualifications: We seek to appoint an individual with a national/international profile as jazz musician (voice, bass or guitar preferred) and educator who has made a significant contribution to jazz, and/or to the musical traditions of the African diaspora both as a performer and as a teacher. A doctoral degree, or equivalent professional experience, is expected.

Applicants should submit the following items using McGill’s platform, Workday (see for instructions and links to apply):

• Cover letter describing the candidate’s qualification for the position, including statements on (i) research/professional interests, (ii) commitment to increasing and supporting diversity
• Detailed curriculum vitae
• Sample audio/video materials, and/or web links
• The names and contact information of three referees.

Further inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Stéphane Lemelin, Chair, Department of Performance search.musicperformance -at-

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Those received by March 15, 2021 will be given full consideration. Selected candidates will be invited to an interview which will include a public performance, teaching demonstration, and meeting with the Dean, colleagues, students, and with members of the Search Committee.

Salary will be negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. 

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