Visiting Lecturer in Song Writing

University of Hertfordshire - The School of Creative Arts

The School of Creative Arts seeks to appoint a dynamic, focused, enthusiastic visiting lecturer in song writing, to join the teaching team within the Music Department for 2017/18.

The successful applicant must read music, be an inspiring communicator, well organised and an effective team player and networker. Being able to teach a variety of song writing styles is essential, as is being sympathetic to assessment of all styles.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • A published songwriter within the current music industry
  • Proficient in using Logic, Protools and/or Abelton
  • Experienced in teaching
  • Focused on enhancing the student experience

Applications will be welcomed from those who have already taught in HE or FE and have a degree/higher degree in Music or Performing Arts. However, strong candidates in the music industry are also sought.

The Music Department is dynamic and forward-looking, having introduced the UK’s first named degrees in composition, been in the first wave of music and sound technology degrees (BSc Hons awards) and having introduced one of the first Music Industry Management programmes.

The department has many networks at the very top of the industry which include Sony, Universal/EMI, Ministry of Sound and this aspect is continually developing. The post holder would contribute to our dynamic team ethos.

Interview Date: Wednesday 30th August 2017

Please do not apply online. To apply, please email a current CV and covering letter to and quote reference number: 014948.

In your letter, please include a brief outline of a 15 minute presentation you will deliver on the interview day, about your own song writing experience and your approach to teaching song writing. Please also indicate your availability or otherwise, for the interview date.

We will aim to notify you if you have been shortlisted for interview, by 24th August.

The University is required to meet UKVI visa regulations. Applicants who do not currently have the right to work in the UK will have to satisfy UKVI regulations before they can be appointed.

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