Instrumental Conducting – McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario

The School of the Arts seeks to fill a one-year Contractually Limited Appointment for an Assistant Professor of Music with strength in Instrumental Ensemble conducting. The successful applicant will be qualified to teach one or more of our instrumental ensembles (from the McMaster Orchestra, the McMaster Concert Band, the McMaster Jazz Band or the McMaster Flute Ensemble) along with other courses for which the candidate is qualified, taken selectively from such areas as Music Education, Conducting, Orchestration, Instrumental Methods, and/or introductory courses in Music History and/or Music Theory. Teaching in Spring and/or Summer Sessions will likely be required.

Preference will be given to candidates who hold a PhD or are near completion and who have teaching experience.

McMaster University is a research-intensive, teaching-centered institution in Hamilton, Ontario (70 km/43 miles from Toronto and 104 km/64 miles from Buffalo).

Applications must include:
Letter of application outlining philosophies of both teaching and research Curriculum Vitae
3 confidential letters of recommendation sent directly to the School of the Arts
Up to 5 documents related to teaching: these will be preferably full course outlines for classes in the areas outlined above; and, if not complete course outlines, then detailed examples of project descriptions that outline process and expectations that relate to course learning outcomes
Video clip demonstrating conducting skills
Applications and supporting documents (except for recommendation letters) must be submitted in one PDF file by applying online via the McMaster Academic Careers website at:
(Faculty Positions, Job Opening ID 18989)

Confidential letters of recommendations should be addressed to Dr. Virginia Aksan and sent directly to the School of the Arts by email to Rose Mannarino at

Review of applications will begin May 7, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for these positions.


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