Lecturer (Vocal Coach)
University of British Columbia
The UBC School of Music invites applications for a Lecturer (Vocal Coach), with a start date of July 1, 2022. This is a full-time position for an initial term of up to three years, including a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. The full-time teaching load for a Lecturer is 24 credits (or 36 hours of coaching per week, if delivered over two terms) per year. Duties for this position will typically involve a combination of courses (such as Lyric Diction and Opera Repertoire) and vocal coaching to support UBC Opera Workshop productions. The successful candidate will also fulfill service duties as assigned by the Director. The successful applicant must have an M. Mus. or equivalent professional experience at a national or international level. Experience with students in a university opera program is desirable.
The Voice and Opera Division is an integral part of a dynamic School of Music that offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in music, including M.Mus. and DMA, and is situated in a beautiful and culturally diverse metropolis.
Applications are to be submitted online at https://musc.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=1307. Applications and all supporting materials should be received by May 31, 2022.
Applicants should send:
• a letter of application and curriculum vitae that includes the names and contacts of three referees;
• a concise record of teaching experience, including evidence of effectiveness;
• a statement of teaching/pedagogy philosophy; and
• a one-page statement about their experience working with a diverse student body and the contributions they would make to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.
All positions are subject to availability of funds and is subject to the approval of the Board of Governors. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience.
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 permanent residents of Canada.