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The Music Research Nexus

The University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Position Vacancy
University of Toronto
Assistant Professor, Music Education, tenure-track
Candidates must have earned a PhD or EdD degree in Music Education or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching
Position Expectations:
The Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of music education. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have earned a PhD or EdD degree in Music Education or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental profile. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier (with required materials outlined below) submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate music education courses, as appropriate to the candidate’s areas of specialization; research supervision and mentoring of students at the masters and doctoral levels; service to the music education division, Faculty of Music and the University. We seek a colleague who will work collaboratively within the music education community and the Faculty of Music, and who will contribute in developing connections in the public, community, and cultural sectors within Toronto and beyond. A candidate who thinks critically and can imagine multiple futures for music educators will further our endeavor to produce rigorous and theoretically grounded research in music education, develop and foster a space of belonging for a diverse body of students and musical practices, think creatively about different musical and educational pathways, and guide students to the conceptual understanding and practical knowledge that will sustain their musical lives.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample; and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations. Candidates must demonstrate their commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in a brief (up to one page) statement of contributions, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

When submitting your application, your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

For more information on the submission guidelines, please visit If you have any questions about this position, please contact

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by Monday, March 6, 2023 by 11:59pm ET.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

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

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact
Applications Must Include:
CV, Cover Letter, 3 letters of reference
URL to Complete Application:
Application Deadline:
March 6, 2023 at 11:59pm ET
Applications Will Be Reviewed Starting:
March 7, 2023
Inquiries About the Position Should Be Directed to:
A Note from Brian Wesolowski:

The mission of the Music Research Nexus is to connect those involved in music education/music therapy research at higher education institutions. 

1. Music education/music therapy position vacancies
2. Calls for international, national, and state music education conferences
3. Calls for nominations for service-related activities
4. Calls for papers
5. Research funding/award opportunities

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