Contemporary Music Conducting Position

On-line Application Form

The Department of Performance invites applications for a postiion in Contemporary Music Conducting at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, for an initial three-year tenure-track appointment beginning in August 2013.

Duties may include: conducting and supervision of the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble, chamber music coaching, teaching conducting techniques, supervision of graduate conducting students, undergraduate and graduate seminars, committee work and development of curriculum offerings at all levels. Continuation of an active performing / research career is assumed.

Qualifications: The successful candidate should have a Doctorate or equivalent, with extensive conducting experience in new music. There must be evidence of expert knowledge of trends and issues in contemporary art music combined with effective teaching. Organizational and interpersonal skills will also be considered.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled; those received by December 14, 2012 will be given full consideration. Selected candidates will be invited to teach masterclasses and meet with members of the Faculty Search Committee.

Applicants are invited to submit the following using this on-line application form:

  • a cover letter describing qualifications for the position
  • a detailed curriculum vitae
  • the names and contact information of three referees (Note: Ask your referees or dossier service to submit letters by January 11, 2013. Consult the "Referees" section later in this application for submission instructions.)

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

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification.

Questions? Contact the Department of Performance at:; Phone: (514) 398-4542, Fax: (514) 398-1540

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