Assistant Professor in Music and Culture

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About the Position

Field of Specialization: Music and Culture

Academic Unit:  School for Studies in Art & Culture: Music

Category of Appointment: Preliminary

Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor

Start Date: 1 July 2022

Closing Date: 15 January 2022, or until the position is filled

The School for Studies in Art and Culture invites applications for a preliminary appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning 1 July 2022, from qualified candidates engaged in studies of Music and Culture. We especially encourage applications from music scholars with expertise in one (or more) of the following areas: critical race studies, gender and sexuality, decolonization, music theory, creative practices (e.g., composition, performance, improvisation, production, etc.), and technology and media.

The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses at all year levels in their area of specialization as well as other aspects of the Music curriculum. The candidate will also be expected to teach MA-level seminars and to supervise MA student research. Carleton Music faculty have opportunities to supervise PhD students on music-related topics in cognate programs at Carleton, such as Cultural Mediations and Indigenous and Canadian Studies.

To see the full position posting, please visit Carleton University’s Deputy Provost’s website at

We encourage applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in Music studies, with experience in mentoring students from such groups.

About the Academic Unit

Carleton University’s Music program is located within the School for Studies in Art and Culture, which also houses undergraduate and graduate programs in Film Studies and Art and Architectural History. The Music program offers a BA in Music, a BMus (with performance studies in jazz, classical, musical theatre, popular music idioms, or traditional musics) and an MA in Music and Culture.

Faculty members have research expertise in multiple fields, with an emphasis on ethnomusicology, music theory, popular music, music and technology, and performance studies. For more information, see


The position requires a PhD or equivalent, with evidence of an active commitment to innovative research as reflected in peer- reviewed publications and the potential to develop an externally-funded, high quality research program. The position also requires a demonstrated level of excellence in teaching as well a commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in the discipline and on campus.

Application Instructions

Applications must be sent electronically in a single PDF file containing a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three referees, to Dr Mitchell Frank, Director of the School for Studies in Art and Culture:

Please provide a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University

Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Carleton has long been known for promoting research excellence and connectedness and is involved in partnerships around the globe. With strong leadership, it enjoys a healthy financial position and our proximity to government and cultural institutions, media, and a thriving knowledge economy make Carleton and Ottawa a great place to work, learn, and live. Our picturesque campus is fully accessible and, along with award-winning student services, Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa.

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.