Sessional Lecturer, Balinese Gamelan Ensemble

The UBC School of Music seeks to make a new Sessional Lecturer appointment to contribute to instruction of the School’s Balinese Gamelan Ensemble (MUSC 165), for both terms of the academic year 2017–2018. The Appointment Period for this position is September 1, 2017 – April 30, 2018.


Duties include instruction in all aspects of Balinese gamelan performance technique and repertoire, and leadership of the ensemble in rehearsals (two days per week) and performances.  


Qualifications include expert performance ability in all gamelan instruments and techniques, comprehensive knowledge of the repertoire, at least 10 years of performing experience, including at least 3 years in an ensemble leadership role, and experience composing new works and teaching them to an ensemble.  Substantial experience in a Balinese musical-cultural setting is preferred.


For 2017–18, the base salary for this position, at Step 1, will be $12,043.20.  This amount is subject to any increases in accordance with the Collective Agreement.  The workload associated with this position represents 20% of a full-time appointment.  

Please send a letter of application, up-to-date curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and other relevant evidence of teaching qualifications to:

Dr. Richard Kurth, Director
UBC School of Music
6361 Memorial Road
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z2

Please send applications by email to

Candidates for an initial appointment at UBC will be assessed principally on educational qualifications and professional experience relevant to this position.  Sessional Lecturers currently teaching at UBC and with qualifications appropriate to this course will be given first consideration, but they should write to the Director to indicate their interest in the position. All positions are subject to funding and are governed by UBC’s Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional and Part-time Faculty Members.


The deadline for applications is 24 March 2017.



UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.