Vocal Coach (Lecturer)

Apr 26, 2022

The UBC School of Music invites applications for a Lecturer (Vocal Coach), with a start date of July 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 24 credits (or 36 hours of coaching per week, if delivered over two terms) per year. Duties for this position will typically involve a combination of courses (such as Lyric Diction and Opera Repertoire) and vocal coaching to support UBC Opera Workshop productions. The successful candidate will also fulfill service duties as assigned by the Director. The successful applicant must have an M. Mus. or equivalent professional experience at a national or international level. Experience with students in a university opera program is desirable.

The Voice and Opera 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.Mus. and DMA, and is situated in a beautiful and culturally diverse metropolis.

Applications are to be submitted online at https://musc.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=1307. Applications and all supporting materials should be received by May 31, 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 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.