Sessional Lecturer: Korean Percussion Ensemble

The UBC School of Music is offering a new Sessional Lecturer appointment during both terms of the academic year 2018–2019.  

Course and Title: MUSC 165, Korean Percussion Ensemble

Appointment Period: September 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019

Load: 13.3% of full time (both terms)

Duties include instruction and leadership of the UBC Korean Percussion Ensemble, including performance techniques for the standing and danced repertoires. The ensemble rehearses 3 hours per week and gives occasional performances.

Qualifications include intensive individual training with master Korean drummers; extensive knowledge of the repertoire;  at least 4 years of ensemble performance activity;  at least 2 years of experience leading a Korean percussion ensemble in rehearsals and performances, including experience teaching university students of different backgrounds and experience levels.

Compensation: For 2018–19, the base salary for this position, at Step 1, will be $8,520.35.  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.


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 permanentresidents 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.