Assistant Professor - Ethnomusicology

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Job FieldThe Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in Ethnomusicology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019.

Applicants should have earned a PhD degree in Ethnomusicology or a related area by time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. We are interested in applicants who complement the existing strengths of our program and have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, and compelling plans for graduate and undergraduate instruction.

Duties will include research and publication, undergraduate and graduate teaching, dissertation advising, and university service. The successful candidate 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.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of publications or forthcoming publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments as evidenced in a teaching dossier that includes a teaching statement, teaching evaluations and sample course materials 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 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 jazz, opera and early music/historical performance. In addition to the M.A. and the Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, we offer undergraduate courses to music degree majors and to non-specialists across the university and graduate courses on a wide range of specialized and interdisciplinary topics. The Faculty of Music also has several well-established world music ensembles. In recent years, students at the University of Toronto have been recognized through awards by the Society for Ethnomusicology and The British Forum for Ethnomusicology, among others, and by job placements in top academic and arts positions. For more information about U of T Ethnomusicology, please visit

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. For more information about the Faculty of Music, please visit our home page at

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a cover letter 3) a research statement, 3) two writing samples, and 4) a teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, teaching evaluations, sample course materials, and a proposal for a graduate seminar related to your research. All application materials should be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF or MS Word format. If you have questions about this UofT position or the application process, please contact [email protected].

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference, printed on letterhead, signed and scanned and sent to the search committee directly by the referee to Prof. Don McLean, Search Committee Chair and Dean, Faculty of Music, at [email protected] by December 31, 2018.

The review of applications will begin on December 31, 2018, and the posting will remain open until filled.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, racialized persons / persons of colour, women, 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
Department: Faculty of Music
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Nov 16, 2018
Job Closing: Ongoing




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Posted: 12/30/2018
Application Due: 12/13/2019
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