Sessional Lecturer: MUSC 121 — History of Music II

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 121, History of Music II

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

Position Title: Sessional Lecturer

Load: 50% of full time (for one term) 

Course content: Course content includes characteristic features and representative compositions in the development of Western Music from circa 1600 up to circa 1800, approached through humanistic, cultural, historical, and music-analytical perspectives.

Responsibilities: The Sessional Lecturer teaches 2 lectures per week (80 minutes each), and designs and grades all tests and assignments for the course.

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

Compensation: For 2018-19, the salary at base Step 1 will be $10,372.50, 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.