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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Contractually Limited Term Appointment - Music and Culture

University of Toronto
University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Contractually Limited Term Appointment - Music and Culture

Date Posted: 05/30/2022
Closing Date: 08/03/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 23795
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream, Contractually Limited Term Appointment
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Scarborough
Department: UTSC: Dept of Arts, Culture & Media
Campus:University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)


The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time three-year Contractually-Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in the area of Music and Culture. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and is expected to begin on January 1, 2023 and end on December 31, 2025.

Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., D.M.A.) in music or a related field at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will teach in U of T Scarborough’s Music & Culture program, which comprises three areas of focus: Community Music, Music & Society, and Music, Creativity & Technology. The successful candidate would teach a combination of lecture- and practice-based courses (e.g., Foundations in Musicianship, Introduction to Community Music, and Small Ensemble: Amplified and Digital) according to their expertise.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching and supervising students in the undergraduate degree program, fulfilling other professional and administrative activities related to teaching, and participating in curriculum development and departmental and university committee work in order to contribute to program and departmental initiatives. We especially welcome candidates with experience working with, teaching or mentoring diverse groups of students, and who have demonstrated the ability to foster diversity on campus and within the curriculum or discipline.

Candidates must have teaching expertise at the post-secondary level, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practice and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities. Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to work within an interdisciplinary arts department where horizontal connections among faculty of different fields are encouraged: see

Evidence of excellence in teaching, a commitment to excellent pedagogical practice, and the capacity to teach a wide range of courses in Music and Culture can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below) as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

Candidates must show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials. For more context about the University of Toronto’s commitment to diversity, see Note as well the Department of Arts, Culture & Media’s own Equity and Diversity in the Arts Initiative:

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to conduct research and creative practice, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities of the world. The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive campus with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at U of T Scarborough is a unique multi-disciplinary research and teaching environment, with programs in Art History and Visual Culture; Arts Management; Journalism (Joint Program); Media, Journalism and Digital Cultures; New Media Studies (Joint Program); Music and Culture; Studio Art; and Theatre and Performance: see

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) a current curriculum vitae; and 3) a complete teaching dossier that includes a strong statement of teaching philosophy linked to excellent pedagogical practice (including references to how your teaching demonstrates a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion), sample course syllabi, course materials, teaching evaluations, and documentation of other teaching related activities (e.g. leading workshops or seminars).

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 once 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. At least one reference letter must primarily address the candidate’s teaching.

Submission guidelines can be found at 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 [email protected].

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by August 3, 2022.

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

Diversity Statement
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, LGBTQ2S+ 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

Accessibility Statement
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.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

U of T is committed to providing a learning experience that benefits from both a scale almost unparalleled in North America and from the close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse regions, U of T's vibrant academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community.The University is sustained environmentally by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design.


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  • Excellent health and dental benefits;
  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • Scholarships and/or tuition waivers for dependants;
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