Artist-Teacher of Viola

The School of Music at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to appoint an artist-teacher of Viola to a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2019. The School offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including B.Mus., M.Mus., and D.M.A. degrees in string performance. For information about the UBC School of Music, visit

We seek an accomplished performer and educator with a compelling record that includes: superior artistic achievement; significant national or international profile; and effective, innovative teaching of solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoires in university and other contexts. The selected candidate’s expertise and organizational and communication skills will galvanize student achievement, curriculum innovation, and growth in viola studies and strings studies more generally. The candidate is expected to have a demonstrated record of successful and effective teaching at the university level. A D.M.A. is preferred, but significant high-profile professional experience may be accepted as equivalent to a doctoral degree.

Duties include undergraduate and graduate studio instruction; string chamber music coaching; supervision of masters and doctoral students; contributions to strings curriculum innovation; active student recruitment (including national and international); service on School and University committees; and ongoing performance/research activity and professional development consistent with successful teaching and productive service to the School and University.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 31, 2018. Applicants should apply online through the UBC Faculty careers website: and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, CV, summary of teaching experience and statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of web links to video recordings (including live performances) that demonstrate performance achievement and versatility. Commercial audio and DVD recordings may also be sent by post, but return is not guaranteed. Representative teaching materials and evidence of teaching effectiveness will be requested at a later date from selected applicants. 

In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation must be sent directly by referees via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view the same deadline. Review of applications begins on October 31, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Campus interviews will occur in early 2019.

The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

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.

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