Senior Lecturer in Jazz

Birmingham City University – Birmingham Conservatoire

Location: Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham, B4 7XR

Interview Date: 05 December 2017

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is seeking to appoint a key member of staff to its highly successful Jazz Department. RBC has just moved into its brand new state of the art facilities in the centre of Birmingham, which now offers five world class venues to the West Midlands and the wider cultural scene of the UK, as well as arguably the best teaching and learning environments to be built in a generation.

The role includes the management and development of the BMus (Hons) Jazz and postgraduate courses in jazz, teaching academic classes, and directing performance coaching as well as working with the Head of Jazz in the development of the new Eastside Jazz Club and the immediate jazz scene in Birmingham. 

You would be working with a highly talented group of Visiting Tutors who are all established jazz artists on the contemporary music scene. The ability to lead modules that are taught by this highly creative team will be essential and the interpersonal skills required to manage the dynamics between these professional artists and an exceptionally talented student cohort will be paramount.

Responsibilities will include day to day management of teaching and performance activity, contributing to decision making related to the development of the profile and ethos of the department, and working closely with administrative support staff to maintain the highest possible student experience. 

Applicants should have experience of Jazz Education at HE level and a postgraduate qualification or equivalent. Research experience is desirable or equivalent status in performance.

For more information about applying and for the job description for the post, please see the current vacancies on the BCU website:

Alternatively if you require the application in a different format please contact the Human Resources Department at or on 0121 331 6693.

Birmingham City University seeks to be a single status employer and benefits include up to 32 days annual holiday, an index linked contributory pension scheme and an employee medical scheme.

Birmingham City University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.