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  • Assistant Professor in Composition and Music Theory
    Fountain School of Performing Arts
    Dalhousie University

    Assistant Professor in Composition and Music Theory
    Fountain School of Performing Arts, Dalhousie University

    The Fountain School of Performing Arts (FSPA) at Dalhousie University invites applications for a ten-month (100% FTE) limited-term appointment in Composition and Music Theory, at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing August 1, 2020.The position is subject to budgetary approval.

    The successful candidate’s duties may include but are not limited to teaching individual lessons and group classes in composition, as well as core music theory courses, including the study of diatonic and chromatic harmony, and form and analysis courses (MUSC 1222, 2221, 2222, and 3221). The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to administrative service within the Fountain School of Performing Arts (including administration/coordination of the Composition Program) and liaise with local new music groups for the organization of workshops, events, lectures, etc.
    The qualifications required for this position are a doctorate in Composition or equivalent by the time of appointment and demonstrated excellence in composition and university-level teaching.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

    Applications should include a cover letter addressing the candidate’s creative work, statements of research and teaching interests and philosophies, a curriculum vitae, and a list of referees. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to send musical scores and recordings of personal compositions. Please apply for this position directly via PeopleAdmin. The posting can be found at

    Please arrange to have three confidential letters of reference forwarded separately from the referees to Dr. Jacqueline Warwick, Director, Fountain School of Performing Arts, at

    The deadline for applications is March 15, 2020.


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