Head of Department of Music and Performing Arts

Anglia Ruskin University - Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Science

About Anglia Ruskin University:

Anglia Ruskin is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and one of the largest universities in the East of England.

About the role:

The Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences provides first-class teaching, research and consultancy relevant to professional activity in arts, law and social sciences. We’re committed to the mutual reinforcement of theory and practice in teaching and research and have shaped our curriculum to ensure that traditional disciplines retain a clear academic identity but translate effectively into courses with professional relevance.

We’re looking for an exceptional individual capable of providing strategic leadership for the Department of Music and Performing Arts which will build on its current strengths. Music and Performing Arts both have long traditions at our University, with a range of facilities, including concert and rehearsal rooms, recording studios, computer labs, and performance spaces. Staff and students also have access to the Mumford Theatre on the Cambridge campus. Music and Performing Arts is one of the universities strongest research areas: the Music Therapy group has an international reputation as one of the leading units in the field; there is a strong postgraduate community, including increasing numbers of PhD students.

You’ll have experience of developing and managing partnerships, both in the UK and internationally, and the vision and passion to develop the Department’s reputation as a leading provider of music, drama and performing arts education and research.

With a PhD or Professional Doctorate, or a research profile of Professorial standing (if you do not have a PhD or Professional Doctorate you will be required to register for one within 18 months of commencing employment), and a first degree in Music, Drama, or a related subject you’ll have a strong academic track record with a demonstrable commitment to research. You’ll also have experience of leading and managing course and curriculum design.

There is potential for this role to be appointed at Professorial level, subject to meeting Anglia Ruskin’s Professorial Appointment Criteria.

To find out more about working with us, click here.

We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

Closing Date - 16 April 2017

Guidance Notes: For a list of key requirements please press the apply button below, which will take you to the university's website where you can download the job description and person specification. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

We value diversity at Anglia Ruskin University and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

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