Viola (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

Sept 12, 2023

The University of British Columbia School of Music invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Viola, beginning July 1, 2024. The Strings Division is an integral part of a dynamic School of Music. The UBC School of Music offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in music, including B.Mus., M.Mus., and DMA programs. For information, visit:

We seek a versatile artist-researcher with a record of high-level performances, whose specializations include at least one area that will help diversify the activities of the Strings Division and the School of Music. These may include engagement with improvisation, intercultural collaboration, work with new technologies or Performance Science. Applicants should also have demonstrated experience in community engagement, university-level teaching (of solo, chamber, and/or orchestral repertoires), and graduate supervision, as well as a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. A doctorate is required but in exceptional circumstances, an equivalent combination of qualifications and significant high-profile professional experience may be considered.

Duties will include undergraduate and graduate studio instruction; string chamber music coaching; supervision of masters and doctoral students; contributions to strings curriculum innovation; 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.

Applications are to be submitted online at


Applicants should be prepared to provide:

  • a letter of application that includes names and contact information for three references from whom confidential letters of assessment can be obtained at a later stage;
  • Curriculum vitae
  • a research statement describing your current and proposed performance research activities
  • a concise record of teaching experience, including evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., evaluations and/or sample syllabi);
  • a statement of teaching/pedagogy philosophy;
  • a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and the contributions you would make to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion; and
  • three live video recordings of recent performances. Videos should be easily accessible (YouTube, Google Drive links, etc.)


Review of the applications will start on October 30, 2023, 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; however, qualified Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority