Piano (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

September 25, 2020

The University of British Columbia School of Music invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Piano, beginning July 1, 2021. We seek a versatile concert pianist with demonstrated potential for distinguished artistic achievement and teaching. In addition to a broad knowledge of the piano repertoire, applicants should demonstrate engagement with pedagogy and collaborative work. Familiarity with the piano repertoire beyond the traditional canon would be an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain performance projects leading to the securing of peer-reviewed external research funding (such as commissions, recordings, tours, and artist/research grants). They will contribute to the diverse activities of the Keyboard Division by engaging with, for example, improvisation, new technologies, cross-disciplinary interests, or community-based initiatives. Applicants should also demonstrate that they can effectively fulfill teaching and service duties, including graduate student supervision, while maintaining a demonstrated commitment to increased diversity, equity, and inclusion. A doctoral degree or equivalent professional experience is required.

The Keyboard Division is an integral part of a dynamic School of Music that offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in music, including in Piano Performance, and is situated in a beautiful and culturally diverse metropolis.

Applications are to be submitted online at https://musc.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=533  Applicants should be prepared to upload:

  • a letter of application and CV outlining achievements in performance;
  • a concise record of teaching experience, including evidence of effectiveness;
  • 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.
  • three live video recordings of recent performances. Videos should be easily accessible to the committee members (YouTube, Google Drive links, etc.)

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the deadline, via email to music.secretary@ubc.ca. Enquiries may be made to the Chair of the Keyboard Division, Professor Mark Anderson, at mark.anderson@ubc.ca

Review of the applications will start on November 15, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

This 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; qualified Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.