Assistant Professor in Music

York University School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design Music

Full Time Teaching Stream - Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Discipline/Field: Music Technology and Production

Home Faculty: School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design

Home Department/Area/Division: Music

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2022

Music Technology and Production, Department of Music, School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, York University

The Department of Music, School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a teaching stream tenure-track position in Music Technology and Production at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2022. We seek an imaginative and innovative leader in pedagogy who will provide creative educational leadership to enhance and expand the existing music curriculum through the integration of technology. The successful candidate will have opportunities to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence, or the promise of excellence, in teaching university-level courses as evidenced through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will also demonstrate commitment to pedagogy and student success, the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to recording engineering, and model the creative use of audio/video technology in music production and performance. As a highly collaborative program, we are looking for a specialist who also possesses the ability to contribute to existing curricular areas of the program. Experience in the production of a variety of musical styles including those currently represented in the department as well as others emerging from contemporary global and Black musical expression is an asset.

A PhD (or a PhD near completion) or PhD equivalent (specialized doctorate, such as an DMA, EdD) or MA/MFA with a record of professional experience in technology and music or equivalent creative or professional experience in relevant fields, is required.

We acknowledge that within higher education in Canada, traditional or conventional academic and artistic pathways can reinforce biases in the filling of faculty posts. We encourage applications that may not fit all of the qualifications and that challenge our ideas of teaching, scholarship, research and artistic practice. We are particularly interested in colleagues who bring experience in facilitating equity, diversity and inclusion practices within their teaching, and which may include contexts outside of the academic, including artistic praxis and community-based work.

Experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment is preferred. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future. 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 of the 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), Indigenous people and persons with disabilities, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York Universitys 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 December 14, 2021. Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining professional experience, an up‐to‐date curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier that supports excellence and innovation in teaching. This may include items such as sample course outlines, statement of teaching philosophy, workshop and professional development programs attended or led, and conference papers and publications relating to pedagogy, or other relevant materials. Please provide the names of three references who can provide strong letters of reference that address your qualifications and experience in relation to the position. Letters of recommendation will be solicited at a later date in the process from short-listed candidates. These will be sent to Lora Zuech, Administrative Assistant of the Department of Music ( zuechl@yorku.ca).

Posting End Date: December 14, 2021

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