Music Theory (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

June 20, 2022

The University of British Columbia School of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Music Theory, beginning July 1, 2023. We seek a versatile scholar who has a strong record of research productivity in music theory and whose specializations include one or more areas that will help diversify the activities of the Theory Division, for example, through engagement with cross-disciplinary collaboration, inter-cultural issues, or marginalized groups. They should have demonstrated aptitude for innovative teaching, graduate supervision, and demonstrated engagement with issues of diversity or inclusion through research, mentoring, teaching, or community-based initiatives. A Ph.D. in Music Theory is required.

The Theory Division is an integral part of a dynamic School of Music that offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in music, including M.A. and Ph.D. programs in music theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology, and is situated in a beautiful and culturally diverse metropolis. Our theory faculty is known for contributions to theories of rhythm and meter, world music analysis, music theory pedagogy, music cognition, corpus studies, and the theories and analysis of contemporary art music.

Applications are to be submitted online at . Review of the applications will start on September 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send:

  • a letter of application and CV outlining research interests and achievements;
  • a concise record of undergraduate and graduate teaching experience, including evidence of effectiveness;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy, and short descriptions (150-250 words each) outlining an upper-level undergraduate course and a graduate course they could offer to enrich our programs; and
  • a one-page statement about their experience working with a diverse student body and the contributions they would make to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

Writing samples and teaching videos may be requested at a later stage. As part of the online application process, you will be asked for the names and email addresses of three referees, who will be contacted to email confidential letters of recommendation by the deadline.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.