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Wilfrid Laurier University's Faculty of Music invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Composition (tenure-track) to start July 1, 2021, subject to budgetary approval. The Composition program at Laurier has a long and distinguished history of facilitating student development in the fundamentals of composition, in the creation of concert music, electronic music, and music for new media, as well as in music improvisation and other modes of performer-composer intersection and collaboration. Many of its graduates have gone on to top-tier graduate schools and beyond into established careers. More recently, the Composition program has added an Integrated Musical Arts (IMA) concentration—a programmatic cluster of courses and experiences that help students expand their creative tool-kit with skills in song writing, composing for different media, concert curating and production, and entrepreneurship. This facet of the program is rich in its intersections with the Faculty’s undergraduate program in Community Music; the expanded programmatic breadth is designed to better prepare students for professional careers as multi-faceted creative musicians.

The successful candidate will have an established profile as a composer and a reputation for being an excellent teacher, with experience teaching studio and classroom composition at the undergraduate level. Given the breadth of the concentrations in which they will be involved, the ideal candidate will also have experience in at least two of the following: music for visual media (dance/film/theatre/gaming), sound production, electronic music, song writing, improvisation, performance across genres, theory/analysis of non-classical music.

With a commitment to Indigenization and a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, Laurier’s thriving community has a place for everyone.

Electronic applications will be accepted until Monday, March 12, 2021. If you have any questions about the application process they can be addressed to the Chair of the Faculty Appointments and Promotions Committee, Jessica Kun via

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