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Jazz Instruction and Pedgagy

York University

Jazz Instruction and Pedgagy
Department of Music, School of the Art, Media, Performance & Design, York University

The Department of Music, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, York University invites applications for a teaching stream tenure-track position in Jazz Instruction and Pedagogy at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, to provide creative leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation in the study and performance of jazz, and to contribute to innovative program development. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD in Music or a related discipline (or near completion by date of appointment), or PhD equivalent (minimum of a Masters in Music with a substantial record of professional experience in jazz performance and education) is required.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses, a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success and the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to jazz teaching, learning and program design. The successful candidate will demonstrate good judgment and a reflective approach to teaching innovation. A record of pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning is preferred as is experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Lora Zuech, Administrative Assistant, Department of Music (zuechl@yorku.ca).
York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is January 31, 2020. Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining professional experience, an up‐to‐date curriculum vitae and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Lora Zuech, Administrative Assistant, Department of Music (zuechl@yorku.ca). Referees should provide strong letters of reference and be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position. (Teaching dossiers will be requested following initial review of applications.)