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Lecturer in Music

Edinburgh Napier University

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £40,322 to £49,553 per annum (pro-rata)
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th April 2021
Closes: 18th May 2021

We are looking for enthusiastic and open-minded individuals to join our Music programmes academic team based in our Merchiston Campus as part of the School of Arts & Creative Industries (SACI). Our teaching team is dedicated to research- and student-led teaching across our undergraduate (BA (Hons) Music), taught postgraduate (MA Music), and research postgraduate (MRes, MPhil, PhD) programmes. We have a strong community of academics with teaching and research focuses across a range of specialisms. Applications for full time and part time hours are welcome. 

About Us

The School of Arts & Creative Industries plays an active part in the creative industries in Scotland. Edinburgh Napier was ranked number one among UK modern universities for Music in the Guardian University Guide 2021. To find more information about SACI please click here.

Edinburgh Napier University is the ‘#1 Modern University in Scotland’. An innovative, learner-centric university with a modern and fresh outlook, Edinburgh Napier is ambitious, inclusive in its ethos and applied in its approach.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for applicants with HE teaching experience and skills in the following areas:

Music technologies: 

  • Studio engineering techniques and workflows.
  • Microphone techniques and application.
  • Use of Digital Audio Workstations, in particular Pro Tools and Ableton Live.
  • Music production skills.
  • MIDI-based production techniques.


  • Teaching and performance practice, particularly in the Western classical tradition.
  • Theories and concepts of the discipline in practical contexts (which might include harmony, counterpoint, harmonic analysis, improvisation).
  • Coaching in development of practice schedules, rehearsal technique, and performance stagecraft.
  • Engagement with how issues such as identity, gender, class, race, ethnicity, and authenticity impact on, and are refracted through, performance in the present day.

The following attributes are also desirable:

  • Knowledge of Logic, dubbing sound to picture, sound design and acoustics.
  • Pro Tools accreditation as an Avid Certified Instructor.
  • Expertise in using technology in performance (including but not limited to sound reinforcement, live signal processing, live streaming).
  • Interest and experience in teaching on modules that explore placing of music in sociological and aesthetic contexts, and in the supervision of research degrees.
  • First-hand experience of working in the music industries.

We would particularly welcome applications from candidates who currently hold a PhD and those who are interested in becoming PHD qualified. We would also consider applications with significant professional practice experience and evidence of income generation.

Please click here for the detailed role profile

Benefits we offer 

  • Salary: £40,322 - £49,553 per annum (Grade 6) pro rata

We offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package.

Further Information about our benefits click here.

Additional information

  • Closing date: 18th May 2021 (Midnight GMT)
  • Interview date: TBC

To apply, please complete our online application form and attach an up to date copy of your CV

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