Sessional Lecturer:  MUSC 520 — Introduction to Music Research

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

Course and Title: MUSC 520, Introduction to Music Research

Appointment Period: September 1, 2018 — December 31, 2018

Position Title:  Sessional Lecturer

Load: 33% of full time (for one term) 

Course content: Introduction to techniques of music research and scholarly writing for graduate students in the M.Mus. and D.M.A. performance programs. Students are placed in the course based on an assessment of previous work.

Responsibilities: The Sessional Lecturer teaches 2 lectures per week (50 minutes each), and designs and grades all assignments for the course.

Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with doctoral training in musicology, and experience teaching music history and research skills. 

Compensation: For 2018-19, the salary at base Step 1 will be $6,915.00, 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.