Employment Opportunities

Academic Employment for Ladder Rank Faculty and Lecturers

Violin Lecturer Pool

The Department of Music at UC Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach undergraduate or graduate courses in the area of violin. 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. 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
The pool will remain open until October 31, 2017 to accommodate department needs. Appointments for fall quarter are usually reviewed in June, winter quarter in September, and for spring quarter in January. The pool will close on October 31, 2017; 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 April 1st teaching appointment, submit all application materials, including letters of reference by, Monday, February 27, 2017. Thereafter, position will remain open.

Basic Qualifications:

  • The applicant must hold a minimum of a master’s degree in Violin or an equivalent qualification, or the equivalent in professional experience of at least three years
  • The applicant must have one year of teaching experience at the university, conservatory or community college level

Additional Qualifications:

  • The applicant must possess a background that includes significant knowledge of solo, chamber and orchestral repertoire
  • The applicant is expected to have excellent organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • The applicant should be able to articulate a successful recruitment strategy to get students into the course and in violin and in string instruments
  • The applicant must have a significant record of professional solo and chamber music performances

Candidates are required to submit the following:

  • Cover Letter – required in PDF format only
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae – required in PDF format only
  • Three letters of reference – required
  • Sample Recordings:  submit a list of recent performances with URL links to performances - required in PDF format only

How To Apply:

1.   Go to:  https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00952

2.   Click on the view/apply

3.   Create applicant ID (username and password)

4.   Provide requested information to complete application submission

The strengths and renown of 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.

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Event Production

For students interested in event production please contact Patrick Chose at pchose@music.ucsb.edu.

New hire paperwork is available from Dave Farrar, 1315D Music Building.

Timesheets are due on the 15th of the month.

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Graduate Student Employment

For graduate students who have been assigned as or are interested in Teaching Assistantships and Readerships, please contact Carly Yartz at cyartz@music.ucsb.edu.

New hire paperwork for graduate student employment is available from Carly, 1316D Music Building.