The Department of Music Performance Studies, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University, invites applications for a Limited Term (Choral Activities) appointment, effective January 1, 2022. This is a full-time, three year limited term position. This appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor as determined by qualifications and experience.

An earned doctorate (either a PhD in Music Education or a DMA in Conducting) or professional equivalent in choral conducting is required. Evidence of at least three years of successful teaching and conducting at the secondary or post-secondary levels, and a strong record of performance as a choral conductor with research/creative activity in either Choral Conducting or Choral Music Education are highly desirable. The successful candidate will lead choral ensembles and teach courses in conducting and other choral topics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Administrative expectations will include working with the Coordinator of Choral Activities as decisions about choral ensembles and other events are planned and engaging in auditions and recruitment activities. In addition to the Bachelor of Music with Honors in Music Education and Performance based degrees, the Faculty of Music offers the Master of Music in Music Education, Masters of Music (with an emphasis in choral conducting and performance), the DMA and the PhD in Music (with an emphasis in music education).

The Don Wright Faculty of Music, with approximately 440 undergraduate and 160 graduate students, is one of the largest music schools in Canada and supports a wide range of studies in music education, composition, performance, history and theory. The Department of Music Performance Studies enjoys a strong reputation for excellence and houses one of the largest, most comprehensive and well-balanced programs of its type in the country. For further information about the Don Wright Faculty of Music and the Department of Music Education, please visit our website at .

Candidates should submit a letter of application that includes a comprehensive curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and creative scholarly work, samples of the candidate in a rehearsal (minimum of 15 minutes) accompanied by a running commentary providing an analysis of the rehearsal, and a selected performance video. Please ensure the form available at is also completed and included in your application submission. Three confidential letters of reference should be forwarded under separate cover. All application materials must be sent electronically to:

Dr. Sophie Roland, Chair
Department of Music Performance Studies

Don Wright Faculty of Music
Talbot College, Room 210
Western University
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario, N6A 3K7

The deadline date to apply is August 15, 2021.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Julia Lazarito at or (519) 661-4008.