Tenure-Track Position, Music Theory, School of Music

Brandon University is a national leader in providing high quality education to over 3,000 full- and part-time students in arts, sciences, education, music, and health studies.  Based in southwestern Manitoba, Brandon University also offers pre-professional and Masters programs, as well as innovative and award-winning outreach programs in a personalized learning environment.  The School of Music is one of Canada’s foremost institutions for musical instruction.  With a world-class faculty dedicated to the individualized training of its students and the highest levels of artistic excellence, the School of Music maintains a faculty/student ratio of 7:1 to ensure the highest quality and standards of musical education possible.


Brandon University’s School of Music invites applications for a tenure-track position in Music Theory (area of research open) at the rank of Assistant Professor (subject to budgetary approval).  The successful candidate will teach undergraduate core music theory courses, undergraduate aural and keyboard skills courses, upper years courses in music theory, as well as graduate level theory coursework.  Other teaching may be assigned in areas relevant to the successful candidate’s interests and expertise.


Rank and Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications: A PhD in Music Theory is preferred; ABD candidates will be considered.  Successful experience teaching core music theory courses at the post-secondary level is an asset.

Start Date:  August 1, 2020 (flexible)

Deadline for Applications:  May 12, 2020 or until the position is filled


To receive full consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae (including a list of relevant scholarly contributions), one sample of scholarship, and the names and contact information of three referees to:

Greg Gatien, Dean, School of Music
Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6A9.
Email: music@brandonu.ca


We thank all applicants for their interest in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Short listed candidates will be expected to provide copies of credentials at time of interview.


Brandon University has campuses located on Treaty 1 and Treaty 2 territories.  These campuses are in Manitoba, on the traditional homelands of the Dakota, Anishinabek, Métis, Cree, Anishininew, and Dené peoples. 

Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit.  All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority.  Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment.  This starts with the hiring process.  If you require an accommodation during any phase of the evaluation process, please indicate it in your cover letter.  All information received related to an accommodation is kept confidential.  To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, this posting is available in an alternate format upon request.