Lecturer in Music
University of California, Santa Barbara, College of Letters & Science - Humanities and Fine Arts - Music
United States

Lecturer in Music


  • College of Letters & Science - Humanities and Fine Arts - Music



Open date: November 22nd, 2017
Last review date: August 30th, 2018

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: October 31st, 2018

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Music at UC Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach undergraduate or graduate courses. Temporary appointment positions are variable in terms of percentage of time (.5% to 100%). They will range from one quarter to one year with the possibility of reappointment that is dependent on teaching performance and department needs.


Qualified applicants should hold a master's degree in Music or have of 2 years professional experience. Additionally, applicants must have at least one year of teaching experience by the time of appointment. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.


Specific areas of interest for the Department during the 2017-18 recruitment cycle include (1) ethnomusicology (several 11-33% appointments anticipated in Winter and Spring 2018), (2) conducting (33% appointment anticipated in Winter 2018), (3) music theory (66% appointment anticipated in Spring 2018), and (4) keyboard (33% appointment anticipated in Winter 2018).


The pool will remain open until October 31, 2018 to accommodate department needs. Appointments for Winter 2018 will be reviewed in November and December 2017, appointments for Spring 2018 will be reviewed in January 2018, and Fall 2018 appointments will be reviewed in June 2018. The pool will close on October 31, 2018; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.


PLEASE NOTE: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the review date specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.


To receive full consideration for a Winter 2018 teaching appointment, submit all application materials by December 6, 2017. Thereafter, the position will remain open.



• Cover Letter – required in PDF format only
• Updated Curriculum Vitae – required in PDF format only
• Contact information for three letters of reference – required
• Sample Recordings - optional
• Statement of Teaching - optional
• Statement of Contributions to Diversity - optional



• Go to: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01153
• Click on view/apply
• Create applicant ID (username and password)
• Provide requested information to complete application submission


More information about our department and faculty can be found on our website: http://www.music.ucsb.edu/.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Santa Barbara, CA



Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., PDF format only

  • Cover Letter - PDF format only

  • Sample Recordings - Provide a PDF file with URL links to sample recordings (e.g., YouTube, Spotify, personal website) AND Include list of dates performed 

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. 

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)



  1. Create an ApplicantID

  2. Provide required information and documents

  3. If any, provide required reference information

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