Sessional Lecturer:  MUSC 108 — Introduction to Contemporary Art Music

The UBC School of Music is offering a new Sessional Lecturer appointment during the second term of the 2018–2019 academic year. An Instructor is sought for the following course: 

Course and Title: MUSC 108, Introduction to Contemporary Art Music

Appointment Period: January 1, 2019 — April 30, 2019

Position Title: Sessional Lecturer

Load: 16.7% of full time (for one term) 

Course content: This course for undergraduate majors in composition provides an introduction to compositional techniques and trends, through stylistic and aesthetic features of representative compositions of contemporary art music repertoire, emphasizing music of the past 50 years.

Responsibilities: The Sessional Lecturer teaches 1 lecture per week (80 minutes), and designs and grades all assigned work for the course.

Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with doctoral training in composition, and experience teaching music composition at the undergraduate level.

Compensation: For 2018-19, the salary at base Step 1 will be $3,457.50, plus applicable benefits. Salary rates are set by the Collective Agreement.

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.