Job Posting: Associate Professor, Choral Studies, Elmer Iseler Chair in Conducting

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March 16, 2020, Open until filled
Associate Professor / Professor – Choral Studies – Elmer Iseler Chair in Conducting  1905335

The Faculty of Music, University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of choral studies and choral conducting. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor  with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2021. The start date is negotiable. The successful candidate will be eligible to hold the endowed Elmer Iseler Chair in Conducting.

A doctoral degree in music, or a university degree in music with extensive exceptional professional experience is required. Applicants must have extensive experience in choral studies and choral conducting with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and a superior professional conducting profile.

Excellence in creative professional activities and research is required, evidenced by a track record of performances for major venues, organizations, and festivals, collaborations with established artists and ensembles, public presence through broadcasts, recordings, and digital media platforms, recognition through critical reception, academic and professional publications, and arts grant support. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated commitment to choral education in a wide range of styles and repertoire and an excellent track record in conducting education as demonstrated by the teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Duties will include some combination of conducting one or more of the university choral ensembles and overseeing all Faculty of Music choral activities; teaching undergraduate and graduate music courses in choral music and conducting, which includes individual conducting lessons; research supervision and mentoring of conducting students at the masters and doctoral levels; and leadership in community choral engagement and collaborations.

The Faculty of Music is a division of the University of Toronto, Canada’s largest university. Located in the heart of one of North America’s most diverse and culturally vibrant cities, the Faculty of Music plays a vital part in Toronto’s active musical life and offers degrees in composition, music education, music and health sciences, music technology and digital media, musicology/ethnomusicology/music theory, and performance, including jazz and opera. There are approximately 900 students, 570 undergraduate and 330 graduate students. The Choral Area currently includes four choirs involving approximately 200 music majors.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, a complete and current curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and links to samples of your work including rehearsal and concert videos. All application materials must be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at . We recommend combining attached documents into two or three files in PDF/MS Word format. Links to media files should be provided on a separate list. If you have any questions about this position please contact Prof. Don McLean at

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference, printed on letterhead, signed, and sent directly to the search committee: Prof. Don McLean, Search Committee Chair and Dean, Faculty of Music, at by the closing date of March 16, 2020.

Review of applications will begin on March 16, 2020. Applicants should endeavor to have all materials, including reference letters, submitted by then; however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information about the Faculty of Music, please visit our home page at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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 .

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