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Professor/Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Music Composition

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The incumbent will be required to teach courses in one or more of Humber’s dynamic music programs in areas related to: Music Composition that align to the incumbent’s strength and areas of expertise. These include, but are not limited to, jazz, popular music, classical/Western Art Music, world music and experimental music composition; singer-songwriting; as well as composition for TV, Video and Film. In addition to teaching, responsibilities will include: curriculum development; lesson planning; assessing student progress and achievement; and class management. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an effective learning environment and work as a collaborative team member. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to play an active role in student advising, student recruitment, and graduate placement. The candidate will be expected to further develop community partnerships, as well as participate on Humber College/Departmental committees and advance college initiatives. This individual will also contribute to the overall direction of the Music Composition program, assisting with the promotion and marketing of the program, and developing and maintaining strong industry ties. The incumbent will have a reduced teaching load in order to oversee the program coordination duties of Humber’s Music Composition Graduate Certificate. These duties include helping students follow their prescribed curricular path, advising them with academic fit, being the departmental liaison for matters of academic integrity and success, and being the conduit for general communication of student issues to the Dean and Associate Dean.


The successful candidate must be an experienced and nationally recognized composer who possesses experience working within both the music industry and as an educator at the college or university level. The incumbent will be required to teach courses in Music Composition that align to their strengths and areas of expertise. Candidates should have a strong understanding of the changing issues and opportunities to be found in online learning and curricular design. Due to the nature of this role, the ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent creativity, teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills, and evaluation abilities. Experience teaching with e-learning (development and implementation) and utilizing a learning management system for online delivery will be considered an asset.

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Associate Dean

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Full Time

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School of Creative & Performing Arts


Humber Lakeshore Campus


Academic start salaries are determined by qualifications and years of related experience as detailed in the current Collective Agreement for Academic Employees. As per Article 14.03 A 3 of the Academic Collective Agreement, a Coordinator’s allowance will be paid in addition to the successful candidate’s salary as a Professor.
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