Job Posting: Dean – Faculty of Music, University of Montréal


The Université de Montréal is seeking candidates for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Music.

The Université de Montréal, with its two affiliated institutions (Polytechnique Montréal and HEC Montréal), is the largest university in Québec and is ranked third in Canada in terms of research, with more than 66,000 students from all over the world and 2,400 professors and researchers. More than 13,000 degrees are awarded each year. The Université de Montréal is one of the best universities in the world Francophone community.

Job Description 

  • Forward-thinking, innovative and unifying leader who knows the music world well, without necessarily being a musician (although musical training is a major asset, if not necessary).
  • Deep commitment to improving, training, creating and developing pertinent research.
  • Excellent understanding of the major issues and emerging paradigms in the field on a national and international scale.
  • Proven leadership qualities (integrity, credibility, experience in change management, capacity to foster consensus and listen to the community).
  • Demonstrated expertise in planning and implementing strategic initiatives (decision-making and conflict resolution skills).
  • Solid administrative experience in the institutional environment and a commitment to providing a stimulating and rewarding atmosphere for all students and faculty members.
  • Ability to build collaborative partnerships within the University, particularly with management team and faculties, as well as partners in the field of music.
  • An understanding of the issues inherent in philanthropy and a commitment to devote at least 25% of your time to participating in and support campaigns.
  • Excellent knowledge of French.

The term is for five (5) years (renewable) and begins during Summer 2019.

Interested candidates can send their curriculum vitae with a letter of intent to Mr. Claude Martel at by April 25, 2019.

In compliance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent resi-dents. The Université de Montréal upholds the principles of employment equity with regard to women, visible minorities, aboriginals and people with disabilities.


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