Senior Lecturer in Music

University of the West of England, Bristol - Film & Journalism

Job overview:

At UWE Bristol students don’t just study for a degree, they get a 360 degree experience that enables them to develop knowledge, technical skills and life skills to become employable individuals as well as set our graduates apart from the competition.

Launching in September 2018, BA (Hons) Music is for performers, composers, sound artists and musicologists who want to explore new techniques and ideas, and develop their own creative musicianship in the heart of a city at the cutting edge of music development. As the programme leader for this new course you will be crucial to its success.

This degree sits within the School of Film & Journalism, draws upon the University’s Centre for Performing Arts and, uniquely, collaborates with existing programmes on music technology taught by colleagues in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology. It also has established links with city partners such as Bristol Music Trust. You will be building on those relationships and developing new ones.

Students will develop a deep understanding of the music industry - both stylistically and in terms of careers. They could be studying music business skills one day and classical traditions the next. Teaching covers composition and performance, digital and traditional, and examines techniques and form. We know that tastes are eclectic, so we teach a wide variety of styles to give students the inspiration and tools to explore their creativity. Students will benefit from being right in the middle of a music scene that’s constantly evolving. Massive Attack, Portishead and Roni Size have all helped create Bristol's distinctive musical identity. With world famous festivals like Glastonbury and WOMAD nearby, there are numerous opportunities to get involved.

As programme leader you will develop the teaching materials and identify and allocate the resources necessary to make the student experience a first class experience.

You will represent BA Music both internally and externally and have the confidence and experience to run recruitment events and engage with academic procedures. You will be a self-starter who works with a small team spread across the city and has the drive to deliver your vision for BA Music.

You will have the academic and professional credibility to lead this programme and the ambition to develop your own research and teaching skills.

You will have:

  • Qualified to postgraduate level in a subject relevant to this role or with equivalent professional experience.
  • A Strong academic record in teaching as well as recent practice/and or research.

Please see the attached full job description and person specification for the role.

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • • flexible working;
  • • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;
  • • option to purchase childcare vouchers.

This post is based at our Frenchay campus which is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.

It intended that interviews will take place on 1 November 2017.

If you would like an informal discussion or have any queries, please contact Phil Chamberlain by email to:

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