British Columbia, Canada
University of Victoria
Assistant Professor of Integrated Music Composition, Music Technology and Theory, Full-time, Tenure-track

Assistant Professor of Integrated Music Composition, Music Technology and Theory, Full-time, tenure-track.

In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, the selection will be limited to members of the following designated group: Black people. Our search committee will review the pool of applications from those who self-identify with this designated group. Candidates from this group must self-identify in their cover letter to be considered for this position.

Job Description
The School of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position of Integrated Composition, Music Technology and Theory, to commence July 1st, 2024.


The ideal candidate will develop an active research and/or creative profile. They will contribute to undergraduate and graduate programs in composition and music technology, as well as to curriculum needs in theory for all of our BMus and BA Music programming. With recent updates to our programs, the UVIC School of Music has renewed its commitment to experimental composition across a variety of genres, instruments, and mediums. The School has also revised aspects of the curriculum to promote training in compositional techniques across a wide variety of genres and time periods. To these ends, the ideal candidate will embrace diverse and inclusive approaches to sonic creation and will offer courses relevant to the intersection or incorporation of technology and music that complement and expand UVIC’s existing strengths, all while engaging with and responding to new student interests in computer music research, creative coding, maker/DIY culture, live electronics, multimedia practices, sound design, and audio production.

The successful candidate will engage in creative and/or research activity, will teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students, and will contribute administratively to School, Faculty, and University-level service.

Primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to teach aspects of both the core composition and core theory sequences (BMUS and BA), graduate instruction (MMUS and MTEC), and aid in the coordination of the Composition and Theory and Music Technology programs. Secondary responsibilities may include further development of composition and theory course options in relation to music technology and the Combined Program in Music and Computer Science. The candidate will also have the opportunity to bring their own musical voice, experience, and perspectives to established School of Music programs. Beyond core courses, teaching assignments will align with the candidate’s expertise and knowledge and will be assigned by the Director of School of Music in collaboration with the candidate.


The successful candidate will have received a Ph.D. or DMA in music composition or theory or music technology by August 2024, will have a research and/or creative profile in one or more of these areas, and will have experience teaching at the university or college level. ABD candidates will be considered.

The ideal candidate will be an effective and dynamic teacher committed to the ethos of experimentation, innovation, and conceptual rigour in the School of Music’s Composition and Theory program and have the ability to bridge historical and contemporary practice, demonstrating a broad array of perspectives and methodologies. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research examines technological mediation in 20th and 21st century musical practice across multiple styles. Strength in vernacular, and/or non-Western music, sound and media-based practices as well as expertise in any additional cross-discipline program areas will be considered an asset.

Additionally, qualified candidates will espouse a commitment to pedagogical innovation, and inclusive approaches to teaching, curriculum, and assessment by demonstrating an ability to teach a diverse student body with a range of perspectives, experiences, and cultures.

The salary for this position includes a competitive salary range of $102,276 - $126,341

Please send a cover letter that addresses the full scope of the job requirements, along with your curriculum vitae, three reference letters and 1-page teaching philosophy to the attention of Dr. Alexis Luko, Director, School of Music, at music@uvic.ca. We will conduct first-round interviews via Zoom. Additional teaching and research/creative materials may be requested from candidates chosen for a campus interview.

Please note that reference checks will be done, and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.

The committee will begin considering applications on January 19, 2024, and will accept applications until the position is filled.


UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. 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 experiencing barriers to equity, and in particular we are seeking for this Limited Hire search candidates who are Black.

Read our full equity statement .

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.