Music Technology (Term 1 Sessionals)

June 15, 2021

The School of Music is pleased to advertise the following opening in the area of Music Technology, for Term 1 (September-December 2021) of the upcoming academic session, 2021W.

MUSC319 Electroacoustic Music follows the prerequisite courses MUSC119 Introduction to Music Technology, and either MUSC100 Principles of Musical Form or MUSC103 Introduction to the Theory of Music. The course covers synthesis theory/practice, composition projects, and repertoire studies of historical and contemporary electroacoustic works.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach the following topics:

sampling/editing; noise types, filters, and additive/subtractive synthesis; analog/digital mixers; plugins and automation; multichannel diffusion; delay types and techniques; AM, RM, and FM synthesis; speech synthesis methods; wavetable, granular, Karplus-Strong, and physical modelling synthesis, and; MIDI protocols and orchestration.

Teaching includes approaches to electroacoustic composition, and the presentation and analysis of up to twenty pieces of repertoire. Composition projects, theory and listening quizzes, and a final project for public performance at the WinterBang! Festival are the usual methods of evaluation. The course is taught in the School of Music Computer Music Studio using Yamaha TF5 mixers and Reaper software.

Time commitment: September to December, three fifty-minute lectures per week (M,W,F with 2:00 p.m. start), for fourteen weeks, with additional time for organizing final project presentations at the December WinterBang! Festival during a Wednesday daytime concert. Weekly office hours are also required.

Qualifications: Doctorate or Masters degree in Music Technology, Composition, or related area, with previous teaching experience preferred. Active involvement in contemporary electroacoustic practice.

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • curriculum vita (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. sample teaching evaluations)
  • names and contact emails of three referees
  • the URL to a website that demonstrates their work

Please apply directly through our online portal here:

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Deadline for applications:  June 30th, 2021

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.”  The minimum salary for 2021W will be $7806.12 per 3-credit course.  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.