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Two Tenure Stream Faculty Positions in Music and Culture

University of Toronto Scarborough

The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for two full-time tenure stream positions in Music and Culture, one at the Assistant Professor rank in the area of Music and Society and the other at the Associate Professor rank in the area of Music Creativity and Technology.

Music Creativity and Technology (Associate Professor):
Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., D.M.A.) in an area relevant to music creativity and technology and a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates who specialize in the research and practice of music creativity and technology with a focus on at least one of the following areas (listed alphabetically): digital and participatory culture, electro-acoustics, electronic and computer musics, innovation and entrepreneurship, multimodal creativities, popular musics, and/or sound studies.

Music and Society (Assistant Professor):
Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in music or another area relevant to music and society by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates with a focus on music and society, specializing in one of the following areas (listed alphabetically): applied ethnomusicology, health humanities, music and cultural theory, participatory world music ensembles (e.g., gamelan, samba, steel pan, West African drumming), and/or popular musics.

Qualifications:
We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental and Music and Culture program strengths. The successful candidate should also have the demonstrated ability to work within an interdisciplinary department, where horizontal connections among faculty of different fields are encouraged: see http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/acm/acm-research-themes. The successful candidate for the Music and Society position will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. The successful candidate for the Music Creativity and Technology position must have established and sustained over several years innovative and independent research at the highest international level and is expected to lead and maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Candidates for the Assistant position must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Candidates for the Associate position must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach classes that embody the indivisibility of theory and practice, and that serve the musical and intellectual needs and interests of UTSC’s diverse student body. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. Candidates for the Music Creativity and Technology position also will be expected to provide leadership for the department’s sound lab, participate in curriculum development, and serve on departmental and university committees in order to contribute to interdisciplinary departmental initiatives.

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 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 at UTSC is a unique multi-disciplinary research and teaching environment, with programs in Art History and Visual Culture; Arts Management; Curatorial Studies; Journalism (Joint Program); Media, Journalism and Digital Cultures; New Media Studies (Joint Program); 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 candidates will hold a graduate appointment at the Faculty of Music on the University of Toronto’s St. George campus: https://music.utoronto.ca/

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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 recent writing sample of no more than 15 pages (one recent publication of no more than 30 pages for the Associate position); and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to MusicAssistantSearch@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact MusicAssistantSearch@utsc.utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 20, 2018.

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.