Music Theory and Composition (Sessional Lecturers)

June 15, 2021

The School of Music is pleased to advertise the following openings in the areas of Music Theory and Composition, for the 8 instructional months (September 2021 to April 2022) of the upcoming academic session, 2021W.

Preference will be given to applicants with a Doctorate or Masters degree in Music, with previous teaching experience at the college or university level preferred.  In your cover letter, you should indicate the range of courses that you are able to teach.  You may provide sample syllabi.

We expect to fill positions for the following courses:

MUSC 300:  Compositional and Analytical Approaches to Post-Tonal Music (Instructor)

MUSC 310:  Orchestration (Instructor)

MUSC 417: Musical Scoring for Film (Instructor)

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
  • where applicable, 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.