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Lecturer

University of Aberdeen - School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £40,792 to £48,676
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th September 2018
Closes: 25th October 2018
Job Ref: LAN082A

The School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Music.  We welcome applications from high quality candidates of outstanding promise and/or with established reputations as musicologists. The successful candidate will contribute work of outstanding international distinction to the research profile of the Department of Music. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to, and some experience of, teaching at undergraduate level.

The successful candidate will undertake research and teaching in an area of Music relevant to the requirements of the Department. A specialism in Classical and Romantic music would be desirable and an interest in a secondary area (such as popular music, ethnomusicology, aesthetics, music and gender etc.) is preferable. S/he will teach on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered by the Department of Music, including introductory courses and research-informed specialist options; will undertake supervision of postgraduate research students; will contribute to the work of the School’s research centres; and will pursue external funding opportunities. Responsibilities will also include administrative roles as agreed with the Head of Music and the Head of the School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture.

You will have a PhD in an area of Music relevant to the requirements of the post. Preference may be given to those with a specialism in Classical and Romantic music and an interest in a secondary area (such as popular music, ethnomusicology, aesthetics, music and gender etc.) is preferable. You will have a record of excellent research and publication appropriate to your career stage, a clear plan of research activity for the coming years, including plans for obtaining external research funding and research impact, and experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will have native or near-native competency in English language, excellent written and spoken communication skills, and be able to engage with students and promote student learning in a range of ways. Your covering letter should set out how you would envision making a contribution to the Department of Music at the University of Aberdeen.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£40,792-£48,676 and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 or email h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk for further information.

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Dr Phillip A. Cooke, Head of Music

01224 274599

p.cooke@abdn.ac.uk

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr. Cooke

To apply online for this position visit www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 25 October 2018.

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