School of Music

Director of the School of Music

24 Apr, 2018

The Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver campus invites applications for the position of Director of the School of Music, with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2019 or July 1, 2019.  The appointment as Director is typically for an initial five-year term, with the possibility of reappointment for a second term.  We expect that the successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Full Professor (although we would consider an exceptional appointment at the rank of Associate Professor).  The UBC School of Music offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including BMus, MMus, MA, DMA, PhD, and the Diploma in Music Performance or Collaborative Piano. For information about the School, visit www.music.ubc.ca.

We seek applicants who have a distinguished record of research publications or creative and performing activity commensurate with appointment at the Full (or Associate) Professor rank, and whose specializations complement those of the School.  The successful candidate will have a record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, and graduate supervision.  Demonstrated administrative skills and experience are a requirement, and prior involvement in leadership will be considered an asset.  Applicants would normally possess a PhD or DMA, but we will also consider exceptional candidates with equivalent credentials and experience.   She or he will be expected to demonstrate vision and creativity and to foster a collaborative, respectful, and inclusive environment for students, staff, faculty, and community partners.

The Director’s responsibilities will include overseeing recruitment of students; recruiting and evaluating faculty; developing scholarly initiatives; maintaining and enhancing community, alumni, and donor partnerships; overseeing educational and community programs; overseeing the financial health of the unit; and continuing to build the profile of the School regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Applicants should provide the following items in a single PDF file to Margaret Tom-Wing in the Dean of Arts Office via email (arts.headships@ubc.ca) with “MUSIC Director” in the subject line: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; and statements (no longer than 1 page each) summarizing their (a) research/creative activity program, (b) teaching philosophy/practice and ability to work with a diverse student body, (c) experience in and approach to administrative and leadership roles, and vision for a School of Music in a research-intensive University.

Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.  At a later stage of the search process, long-listed candidates will be asked to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness and to arrange to have four confidential letters of reference sent directly to the Dean of Arts Office.  The position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation.  For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

Artist-Teacher of Horn (Assistant Professor)

10 Aug, 2017

The School of Music at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to appoint an artist-teacher of Horn to a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2018. Situated in a beautiful, culturally diverse metropolis, the School offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including B.Mus., M.Mus., and D.M.A. degrees in brass performance. For information about the UBC School of Music, visit www.music.ubc.ca

 

The new faculty member will play a leading role in the brass area. We seek an accomplished performer and experienced educator with a compelling record that includes: superior artistic achievement; significant national or international profile; and effective, innovative teaching of solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoires in university and festival contexts. The selected candidate’s expertise, and organizational and communication skills will galvanize student achievement, curriculum innovation, and growth in the brass area. A D.M.A. is preferred; significant high-profile professional experience is required, and may be accepted as equivalent to a graduate degree.

 

Duties include undergraduate and graduate studio instruction; brass chamber music coaching and coordination; supervision of masters and doctoral brass students; brass curriculum leadership; active student recruitment (including national and international); service on School and University committees; and ongoing performance/research activity and professional development consistent with successful teaching and productive service to the School and University.

 

Applicants should apply online by October 31, 2017 through the UBC Faculty careers website: www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/27307 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, CV, summary of teaching experience and statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of web links to video recordings (including live performances) that demonstrate performance achievement and versatility. Commercial audio and DVD recordings may also be sent by post, but return is not guaranteed. Representative teaching materials and evidence of teaching effectiveness will be requested at a later date from selected applicants.

 

In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation must be sent directly by referees via email to brass.search@ubc.ca by the same deadline. Review of applications may continue until the position is filled. Campus interviews will occur in early 2018.

 

The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.