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Associate Professor of Composition

University of Oxford - Faculty of Music in conjunction with Worcester College

Location: Oxford
Salary: £48,114 to £64,605 p.a., Grade 30S
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 26th March 2021
Closes: 26th April 2021
Job Ref: 150213

Faculty of Music, St Aldate’s Oxford, in conjunction with Worcester College, Walton Street, Oxford

Grade 30S: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a.

 Associate Professorship in Composition, in association with a Tutorial Fellowship at Worcester College Faculty of Music, St Aldate’s Oxford, in conjunction with Worcester College, Walton Street, Oxford

Grade 30S: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a. combined University and College salary, plus additional benefits including college housing allowance. An allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

The University, in association with Worcester College, proposes to appoint an Associate Professor or Professor of Composition with effect from 1 October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

This is a joint appointment: the person appointed to the (Associate) Professorship will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at Worcester College and will be a member and trustee of its Governing Body.

The person appointed will be required to provide not fewer than 36 hours of lectures (or equivalent teaching) per year for the Faculty of Music and to undertake examining and graduate supervision. For the College they will be expected to take responsibility for the organisation, supervision and teaching of undergraduate studies in Music at Worcester College, including arrangements for admission to the subject; to undertake up to six hours of tutorial and class teaching a week for undergraduates; to organise tutorial provision in parts of the Music course in which the appointee does not teach; to take pastoral care of students; and to take a full part in the administration of the College.

Applications are welcome from candidates with expertise in any aspect of composition, including – but by no means restricted to – jazz, popular, folk and traditional, and electronic genres, as well as sound art. The successful candidate will have the potential to enhance the high reputation of the Faculty of Music in research and teaching. They will have a proven record of internationally recognised scholarship and research, or the clear promise of such achievement, and will be required to provide a high standard of teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including the supervision of doctoral research students. The postholder will also be expected to play a full role in Faculty administration and undertake Divisional responsibilities as needed. An interest in interdisciplinary research and a willingness to collaborate with the work of related University faculties, departments or institutes is desirable.

Candidates should normally hold a doctorate in music or a closely related discipline, already awarded at the time of application.

Candidates wishing to have an informal discussion about the post may contact the Chair of the Board of the Faculty of Music, Professor Suzanne Aspden (, or the Senior Tutor at Worcester College, Scott Scullion ( The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 26 April 2021. Interviews are expected to be held on Monday 7 June 2021.

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