Sessional Lecturer, Orchestration

The UBC School of Music is offering a new Sessional Lecturer appointment during the second term of the 2017–2018 academic year. An Instructor is sought for the following course:

Course and Title: MUSC 310, Orchestration

Appointment Period: January 1, 2018 — April 30, 2018

Position Title: Sessional Lecturer

Load: 17% of full time (for one term)

Course content: Study of orchestration through the analysis of orchestral works, listening exercises, and scoring projects. Activities also include choral arranging and scoring for stage band and wind ensemble.

Responsibilities: The course meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. The Instructor teaches all lectures (50 minutes each), and designs homework assignments, quizzes, and exams. A Graduate Teaching Assistant assists with grading and occasional classroom duties. Candidates for this position must have relevant training and experience in composition and orchestration.

Compensation: For 2017-18, the salary at base Step 1 will be $5,220.80, 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.



Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.