Music Theory (Lecturer)

June 7, 2022

The UBC School of Music invites applications for a Lecturer position in Music Theory, with a start date of September 1, 2022. This is a full-time position for an initial term of up to three years, including a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. The full-time teaching load for a Lecturer is 8 courses per year. A significant component of this position will involve the organization and delivery of the Aural Skills program, as well as both core and elective courses in support of the department’s offerings. The successful candidate will also fulfill service duties as assigned by the Director. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in music theory and a minimum of 3 years teaching experience.

The Theory Division is an integral part of a dynamic School of Music that offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in music, including M.A. and Ph.D. programs in music theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology, and is situated in a beautiful and culturally diverse metropolis. Our theory faculty is known for contributions to theories of rhythm and meter, world music analysis, music theory pedagogy, music cognition, corpus studies, and the theories and analysis of contemporary art music. Applications are to be submitted online at…-in-music-theory/. Applications and all supporting materials should be received by July 8, 2022. Applicants should send:

  • a letter of application and curriculum vitae that includes the names and contacts of three referees;
  • a concise record of teaching experience, including evidence of effectiveness;
  • a list of upper-level undergraduate/graduate courses they would be interested in teaching, with a brief paragraph of description;
  • a statement of teaching/pedagogy philosophy; and
  • a one-page statement about their experience working with a diverse student body and the contributions they would make to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

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

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.

Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.