Assistant Professor - Musicology

Feb 21, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Musicology - 1701872

The Faculty of Music, University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in Musicology. This appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin July 1, 2018.

Candidates specializing in any area of musicology will be considered. The committee especially encourages applications from candidates with expertise in areas that complement existing departmental strengths. Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, graduate advising, research and publication, and university service. A completed doctoral degree (PhD in Music) is required by the time of the appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative, competitive and independently funded research program. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required. Excellence in research is demonstrated by publications in academic journals, or a strong international-level research pipeline, presentations at major conferences, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching is demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and a teaching statement and dossier submitted with the application. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Faculty of Music is a division of the University of Toronto, Canada's largest university. Located in the heart of one of North America's most diverse and culturally vibrant cities, the Faculty of Music plays a vital part in Toronto's active musical life and offers degrees in composition, music education, music and health sciences, music technology and digital media, musicology/ethnomusicology/music theory, and performance, including early music/historical performance, jazz, and opera. There are 900 students, 600 undergraduate and 300 graduate students.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below.

Applications should include a cover letter, a complete and current curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and samples of work. All application materials should be submitted online. If you have questions about this position or the application process, please contact Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF or MS Word format.

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference, printed on letterhead, signed and scanned and sent directly to the search committee: Prof. Don McLean, Search Committee Chair and Dean, Faculty of Music, at by the closing date of November 30, 2017.

Review of applications will begin after November 30, 2017, and the position will remain open until filled.

For more information about the Faculty of Music, please visit our home page at

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

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

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Music
Department: Faculty of Music
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Oct 24, 2017
Job Closing: Nov 30, 2017 Open Until Filled