Assistant Professor of Sound Recording

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Edmonton West University Strathcona Place, ALBERTA
Job Type: FullTime

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The Schulich School of Music of McGill University is Canada’s leading university-based program for the training of professional composers and performers, and for humanities-based and scientific-technological research in music and sound. We seek individuals with an international profile in musical research who will maintain a high level of professional activity in the field and are able to teach and supervise students in all university degree and diploma programs through to the doctoral level. Montreal offers a vibrant multicultural living environment and is consistently rated among the best student cities in the world.

Our department and McGill University are located on the unceded territory of Tiohtià:ke, now known as Montréal; the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation are the traditional custodians of these lands and waters. To learn more about the Department of Music Research, please visit our website at: .

Position Description:
The Department of Music Research invites applications for a contract academic staff (non-tenure track) appointment in Sound Recording at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting August 1, 2023.
Job Duties, Qualifications and Education Requirements:

We seek an audio producer/engineer with substantial industry experience, as well as a deep understanding and proficiency in emerging audio technologies. Candidates should have expertise in audio systems, technical infrastructure, studio practices and production, and be able to teach advanced multichannel audio production and recording techniques, including multimedia production. A strong musical background and expertise in Popular Music production is a priority, along with experience in other genres such as Classical, Jazz, Film and Video Game soundtracks. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field (ABD considered) or equivalent experience, recent significant expertise in the industry, and a record of published research commensurate with their career stage. Teaching will include undergraduate courses and graduate seminars. We welcome applications from candidates committed to interdisciplinary inquiry and to the instruction and support of a diverse student population.

The position will entail the training of master’s and doctoral students in the technical and practical aspects of the following subjects: music recording, critical listening, post-production, electronic and electroacoustic measurements, and advanced technical ear training. General knowledge of live performance video production, multimedia streaming, archiving and asset management will be considered strengths.

Knowledge of French is an asset. English is the language of instruction at McGill.
Schulich School of Music / Department o f Music Research
Job Type:
Contract Academic Staff
Assistant Professor
Length of Appointment:
Initial appointment of three years
Salary is negotiable, according to qualifications and experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.
Required Documents:

Applicants should submit the following items using McGill’s platform, Workday (see for instructions and links to apply):

  • Cover letter describing the candidate’s qualifications for the position, including a statement on the commitment to increasing and supporting diversity within the university community

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Statement of research interests and recent accomplishments

  • A selected discography of stereo and multichannel recordings

  • Contact information for three referees

Further inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Gary Scavone, Chair, Department of Music Research: .

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Those received by April 29, 2023 will be given full consideration. Selected candidates will be invited to an interview that will include a public lecture, teaching demonstration, and meetings with the Dean, colleagues, students, and members of the search committee.

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McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

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All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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