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Assistant Professor, Music Technology and Digital Media

University of Toronto

The Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of music technology and digital media. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree in music technology or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research, technology-driven creative professional activities/practice and teaching. We seek candidates whose research, teaching and creative interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths; for further information see mtdmuoft.ca and music.utoronto.ca. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of achievement that could include publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards; presentations at significant academic or professional conferences; software development; high-profile gallery installations; instrument design; the creation of innovative tools for music making and media manipulation; composition of works involving current and next-generation digital media approaches; collaborations with established artists, ensembles, festivals, or arts organizations; awards and accolades; arts and/or research grants; the submitted research statement; and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier (with required materials outlined below) submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Faculty of Music offers a dedicated Master of Music in Music Technology and Digital Media (MTDM). The MTDM field integrates theory and practice, supporting the diverse professional trajectories and creative interests of the student cohort. With an emphasis on music as entry point, the program extends to incorporate various forms of media including animation, video processing, interactive installations, film, sound design, VR, gaming, live electronic performance, as well as interdisciplinary creative arts. MTDM students and faculty participate in incubators and industry collaborations. Students come to the program with a variety of musical backgrounds, such as composition, performance, musicology, sound recording and media production, as well as students with hybrid music / STEM backgrounds. The Music Technology and Digital Media program is committed to an inclusive educational environment that welcomes multiple perspectives, genres, aesthetics, and ways of achieving excellence as a creative musician in the twenty-first century. Students are actively encouraged to chart individualized artistic paths, leveraging their unique strengths and backgrounds. The candidate will offer courses in the Music Technology and Digital Media program, supervise MTDM students on independent research projects, and teach music technology courses to students in other Music graduate and undergraduate programs.

The Music Technology and Digital Media program is based in a newly renovated research creation and production space. Detailed information can be found here: mtdmuoft.ca. Music Technology and Digital Media faculty and students regularly engage in interdisciplinary collaborations with the wider University of Toronto community, including the Computer Science Department, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, and the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. Evidence of success in interdisciplinary collaborations is highly desirable.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a select portfolio of recent samples of their work including stable active links to high-quality audiovisual project documentation; and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations. Candidates must demonstrate their commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in a brief (up to one page) statement of contributions, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. Links to all audiovisual documentation submitted as part of the application must remain valid for the duration of the search process.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact dean.music@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by Monday, February 27, 2023.

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

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

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.

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.