Discipline/Field: Music of the Americas
Home Faculty: Fine Arts
Home Department/Area/Division: Music
Position Start Date: July 1, 2011
Music of the Americas
The Department of Music, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2011, subject to budgetary approval. Applicants should have an ongoing research agenda focusing on vernacular musics of the Americas, including expertise in plucked strings (e.g., guitar and/or cognates).
The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree and show evidence of excellence in research, teaching, and performance. The individual must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Responsibilities will include undergraduate teaching and graduate supervision/teaching, a research profile addressing current issues in scholarship, and service/committee work. The department particularly seeks a dynamic scholar and performer with broad interdisciplinary interests, exceptional promise or evidence of significant scholarly research and publication, and a strong commitment to innovative teaching and curriculum development at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
The Department of Music offers a wide range of curriculum options to about 500 undergraduate majors, 150 graduate candidates, and over 2,500 non-major enrolments. The department offers courses in composition (contemporary, jazz, digital); performance (classical, jazz, world), history, theory (jazz, classical); ethnomusicology, world music, film music, popular music, and contemporary improvisation. Current degree offerings include: BA, Honours BA, Honours BFA, MA, and PhD.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website atwww.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
A letter of application with up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and names of three references (letters will be solicited at a later date) should be sent to:
Louise Wrazen, Chair
Department of Music, Faculty of Fine Arts
371 Accolade East, York University
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Application deadline: December 1, 2010