MUSI 230-057

Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Education (Wind Symphony Conducting/General)
School of Music, University of Victoria, BC

Deadline: January 15, 2019

The School of Music at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Education (Wind Symphony Conducting/General Music Education). Nestled between the ocean and the forest, Victoria enjoys an enviable location on Canada's spectacular west coast, with its temperate climate, high quality of life, and vibrant musical scene in all aspects, including a fully professional symphony and opera company. The School of Music is home to 45 performers, composers, educators, theorists, technologists, musicologists, and professional staff; 195 undergraduate majors (all programs); and 40 graduate students. The School nurtures a supportive and collaborative environment that promotes student success and community engagement. More information about the School can be found at:

The Position
The appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor is tenure-track. A PhD, DMA, EDD, or DME should be completed, or near completion upon appointment. Issues of equity are central to any faculty recruitment and hiring decisions at the University of Victoria.  Therefore, this preferential hire job competition will give preference to one or more designated groups (Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities,  persons with disabilities, or women) as defined in the Employment Equity Act and Federal Contractors Program.  In a preferential hiring, applications from qualified members of those groups are first short-listed and assessed.  Applicants who are not members of the designated group(s) may be short-listed and assessed if none of the preferred applicants are successful.  Candidates from designated groups should self-identify in their cover letter in a transparent manner.  Start date is July 1, 2019, or until filled.

Responsibilities include:

  • conducting the UVic Wind Symphony, a 50-person ensemble that rehearses and performs throughout the year;
  • teaching courses in undergraduate music education as determined by the School, and occasional graduate supervision.

At the Assistant Professor level, the candidate will be able to show the following:

  • school-based teaching experience;
  • evidence of scholarly/creative publications;
  • demonstrated excellence as a wind symphony conductor;
  • demonstrated understanding and experience with inclusion of Indigenous music education, world musics and complementary music education methods; 
  • the capacity and aptitude for student advising.

At the Associate Professor level, the candidate will also have:

  • a record of leadership and life-long learning in the field of music education.
  • administrative experience
  • a publication/performance record that has made a substantial contribution to the field(s) of music education and wind symphony pedagogy and performance.

 Consistent with UVic’s values, we acknowledge with respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive community. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to,

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
  • persons who identify as women; and
  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings, and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community.

Application Materials
Candidates should include the following documents in their application package:

  • cover letter addressing the position and position responsibilities;
  • curriculum vitae (with complete contact information, including telephone numbers and email address);
  • teaching statement (teaching philosophy, including the applicant's approach to cultural awareness and diverse learning styles and the ways in which the applicant will model and incorporate the new British Columbia music curriculum priorities in their teaching; maximum 1000 words);
  • CD, video or links to online content that shows the applicant's ability as a conductor; and,
  • three confidential letters of reference sent under separate cover.

Application Deadline: Jan. 15, 2019
All application materials should be sent to the attention of the Director, School of Music. Electronic submission of materials is encouraged. Please email applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with ‘Music Education Search’ in the subject line.

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Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Kam Cheema, HR Programs and Project Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Any personal information received will be maintained in confidence.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


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