School Director
Associate Professor or Professor
School of Music – Faculty of Fine Arts

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The School of Music invites applications from talented scholars for the position of
Director of the School of Music as an Associate Professor or Professor with tenure, to
commence 1 July 2020.

Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Director of the School is
responsible for providing strategic and administrative leadership to the School’s
programs. As a member of the Faculty’s senior leadership team, the Director works in
collaboration with the other Chairs, academic leaders, senior administrators and staff,
donors and alumni as well as other key stakeholders to implement and advance the
University’s Strategic Framework and objectives.

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The successful candidate will have the ability to maintain the confidence and
cooperation of the School and provide leadership in the pursuit of excellence in
Teaching, Research, Scholarship, Creative Activity, and Scholarly Activity. They will also
promote equity, diversity and inclusion; uphold and foster collegial governance with
the School, the Dean’s Office, and other administrative units of the University;
advocate for and support faculty members, staff and students in their work; and
effectively and efficiently manage the School’s administrative affairs, exercising good
judgment in decision-making. High-level interpersonal skills, good judgment, a
consultative and collegial approach, and a proven record of success as a leader in an
academic setting is required. The Director of the School of Music undertakes teaching
research, scholarship and/or creative activity throughout the administrative term.
The successful applicant will meet the requirements to be appointed as a tenured

Associate Professor or Professor at the University of Victoria and will have a minimum
of a masters degree that aligns with the teaching, research areas and creative activity
of the school. Additionally, qualified candidates will provide evidence of the following

 Broad knowledge of music scholarship and practice in Canada and/or
 Best practices related to community-engaged scholarship
Management and Academic Leadership
 A track record of successfully developing and advancing an academic unit,
including supervising faculty, staff, sessional lecturers and music
performance instructors; managing budget; and overseeing day-to-day
 Creation of a culture of consensus-building, collegiality, diversity,
collaboration and inclusion among staff, instructors and faculty members and
apply these principles in the administration of collective agreements
 A consultative and collaborative approach to leadership, governance and
faculty and staff renewal
 Capacity to align the School’s plans with identified campus priorities, as
articulated in the International Plan, Strategic Research Plan, UVic Strategic
Framework, Indigenous Plan, and Calls to Action of the Truth and
Reconciliation Commission
 Fairness and transparency in the development and implementation of policy,
procedures and governance structures
 Experience in managing resources and advocating for new resources
 Facilitation, development and renewal of program and curriculum planning
 Ability to foster the creative activity, research, scholarship, teaching and
scholarly activity
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 Mentorship and support of colleagues through career progression as set out
in a collective agreement

 Innovative teaching practices
 The ability to teach to a diverse student body with a range of perspectives,
experiences and cultures
 Inclusive, non-discriminatory approaches to teaching, curriculum and

Research/Creative Activity
 High quality research and/or creative activity shared through a wide range of
 A record of accomplishment for obtaining grants, commissions and other
 Research and /or creative activity that demonstrates meaningful, respectful
engagement with communities
 The ability to work collaboratively in an academic unit
 Experience in promoting diversity on campus; appreciative of and responsive
to diverse perspectives
 A proven record of contribution to academic, professional and community
In addition, the successful candidate will be committed to:
 Championing equity and diversity in employment, student success, and
 Building partnerships across campus and in the local, regional, national and
global communities
 Stewarding and fostering relationships with the Victoria arts community, donors
and alumni
 Furthering the School’s efforts to recruit and retain excellent students
 Advocating for students, faculty and staff and supporting their scholarly success,
artistic practice and personal well-being
 Promoting Indigenous ways of knowing, learning and teaching

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To be considered, please send a cover letter that addresses the full scope of the job
requirements, along with your curriculum vitae, appropriate evidence of research and /
or creative activity (publications or work in progress), teaching skills (teaching
statements, syllabi, evaluation data), statement of diversity knowledge, experience and
skills, and three reference letters to the attention of Dr. Allana Lindgren, Acting Dean,
Faculty of Fine Arts, P.O. Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria, BC, V8W 2Y2 or by email to
In order to be considered, application packages must be
received by April 7, 2020

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian
Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent
Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree
verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.