Assistant Professor in Choral Conducting and Choral Music Education University of Toronto, Faculty of Music

Associate Professor - Choral Conducting and Choral Music Education - 1701871

Job Field: Tenure Stream

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Music

Department: Faculty of Music

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Job Posting: Nov 2, 2017

Job Closing: Dec 8, 2017 Open Until Filled


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


Qualifications: Applicants must have extensive experience and demonstrated excellence in working with students at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as a superior professional conducting profile. Given the expectations for graduate supervision, a doctoral degree, or equivalent professional experience, is required. Excellence in creative professional activities and research is required as demonstrated by evidence such as performances in major venues, collaborations with major artists and ensembles, public presence through broadcasts and recordings, recognition through critical reception, academic and professional publications, and arts grant support, as well as strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. The successful candidate will also have an excellent track record in conducting education as demonstrated by experience in individual or small group studio lessons, coaching or masterclass teaching, leadership of choral conducting clinics and symposia. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Responsibilities: Duties will include conducting university choirs, teaching undergraduate and graduate music courses in choral music and conducting, individual and small-group lessons, research supervision and mentoring of graduate conducting students at the masters and doctoral levels, community engagement with other choral and educational organizations, running an annual professional development conducting symposium, and leadership participation in the administration of the choral and graduate conducting areas.


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 and opera. There are 900 students, 600 undergraduate and 300 graduate students. The Choral Area currently includes four choirs involving approximately 200 music majors.


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 December 8, 2017.


Review of applications will begin soon after December 8, 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.

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