University of Toronto

Faculty of Music

Position in Jazz Performance

The Faculty Of Music, University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in Jazz Studies. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin July 1, 2011.

Applicants should be an experienced jazz performer with proven effectiveness working with advanced small and large jazz ensembles.  A commitment to excellence and demonstrated leadership in jazz performance and education is required.  We are particularly interested in candidates who value and balance creative activities in the practice and theory of jazz.  A minimum of Master’s degree or equivalent in professional experience is required.

Candidates must demonstrate high quality coaching and teaching skills and show excellent abilities as a jazz performer.  Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work effectively with gifted student musicians.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high profile in recording, performance, education and administration.  A secondary interest in one or more of jazz history, pedagogy, composition and arranging is required.


The successful candidate will participate with other faculty members in administration and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Other responsibilities include recruitment, auditions, administration of jazz performance activities and other administrative duties as required.

The successful candidate will be expected to reside in Toronto, maintain a regular presence on campus, and be strongly committed to the academic activities of the Faculty of Music.

Applicants should include a letter of intent, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, professional dossier and appropriate recordings available on CD. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent by the deadline, directly to: Office of the Dean (Jazz Search Committee), Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5. The deadline for applications is December 17, 2010.

All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas


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