University of Toronto Scarborough - Associate Professor of Music and Culture
The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Music and Culture. The appointment is at the rank of Associate Professor and will commence on July 1, 2018.
Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Music Education or another relevant field, by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Candidates must specialize in music education and community music with a focus on at least one of the following areas: arts entrepreneurship, community development, participatory and/or intergenerational music making, and lifelong engagement, recreation and leisure. Candidates must demonstrate an aptitude for working within our interdisciplinary arts department where horizontal connections among faculty of different fields are encouraged: see http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/acm/acm-research-themes. This may be demonstrated through interdisciplinary connections made in the candidate's research and writing, an interest in interdisciplinary methodologies of research/teaching, and/or a history of collaborating formally with colleagues across fields of interest. Professional experience in either school or community contexts is not required but will be considered an asset. Experience in the use of technology in music is welcome. The successful candidate must also demonstrate an aptitude for taking a leadership role in Music and Culture and a willingness to contribute to all aspects of departmental development as required.
The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. They must have an established and sustained record of scholarly accomplishments appropriate to the rank of Associate Professor and will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in leading academic journals and/or with leading academic presses, presentations at significant conferences, awards for work in the field and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.
Candidates must also have a commitment to excellence in teaching. This can be demonstrated through strong endorsements from referees, very strong course evaluations, a coherent statement of teaching philosophy that is linked to excellent pedagogical practice, demonstrated excellent performance in other teaching related activities, and teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application. Successful experience in graduate teaching and supervision, and the ability to teach across the Music and Culture program in lecture- and practice-based courses are required. Candidates must be able to contribute to the evolution of the curriculum in the direction of applied and community-engaged practices.
The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities of the world. The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body and a modern campus. The Department of Arts, Culture and Media is a unique multi-disciplinary research and teaching environment, with programs in Art History, Arts Management, Curatorial Studies, Journalism, Media, Journalism and Digital Cultures, New Media Studies, Music and Culture, Studio, and Theatre and Performance Studies: see http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/acm/. In addition to being a full member of the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, the successful candidate will hold a graduate appointment in the Graduate Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE): see http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/ctl/Home/index.html. The candidate selected will be expected to maintain a strong program of research and to articulate and implement a vision for developing new research initiatives and relationships that fit within this diverse context. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a complete and current curriculum vita, 3) a teaching portfolio that includes, but is not limited to course evaluations, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of relevant teaching related activities, and 4) concise descriptions of current research activity and graduate student supervision experience, and future research plans. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. All applications must be submitted online.
Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to be sent directly by the referees to: MusicSearch@utsc.utoronto.ca. If you have questions about this position, please email MusicSearch@utsc.utoronto.ca.
The closing date for applications is November 9, 2017.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.