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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Composition (Specialisation in Soundtrack)

Manchester Metropolitan University

Location: Manchester
Salary: £35,845 to £49,553 Grade 8 to Grade 9.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th April 2021
Closes: 16th May 2021
Job Ref: eArcu-3433

Building off the institution’s overarching ambition, the Manchester School of Art continues to push the boundaries of developments across the arts and creative industries. Based in the heart of Manchester, with close links with the growing creative and digital sector. The School is a pioneer in experimentation and creative learning and is now in the process of redesigning its Media provision in order to respond to industry needs. The School of Digital Arts is Manchester Metropolitan’s response to and an investment in screen-based business and technologies. It will create a digital skills powerhouse that will host a diverse programme of degree apprenticeships, Continuing Professional Development, work-based training, undergraduate and postgraduate courses and resources. It will build on the award-winning strengths of the Manchester School of Art, and bring together creative and craft disciplines, technical and scientific skills, industry partnerships and global research to train the next generation of talent, who will ensure that the UK continues to compete on an international scale.

Manchester is a globally recognised centre for broadcast TV, film, radio, digital media and IT. The city is renowned for initiatives such as the Manchester International Festival. The new School will work closely with key cultural and industry partners including: Red Productions, BBC, ITV and HOME to ensure that Greater Manchester has the skills base needed to support its continued growth as a centre of cultural capital and creative innovation. It is estimated that the School could generate an annual boost of £13 million for the local economy. The School has been awarded 14.9 million of Government funding, through the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, matched by Manchester Metropolitan.

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer will teach the production of soundtracks and compositions for a wide range of outputs such as film, video, TV, documentaries, commercials or animations.

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer will be well regarded and be an active creative practitioner with high profile engagements with leading cultural partners. They will apply their critical understanding of the technological, theoretical, legal and aesthetic aspects of contemporary scoring processes.

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer will have experience in generating music and sound creations as a component for screen-based media and it would be a bonus if they also had demonstrable experience in transmedia storytelling and immersive events. Qualified candidates must have a passion for audio and strong professional industry connections. They should have experience in working with music to picture and the ability to adapt to new technology.

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer will deliver an innovative provision at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The University has made significant investment in state-of-the-art facilities for SODA in order to support innovative provision at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with a particular emphasis on industry collaboration. The applicant will have experience of working closely students, staff and industry partners from a wide range of disciplines. The candidate will also have experience delivering HE curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate level in subject specific and interdisciplinary contexts. This role requires a versatile approach and ability to contribute to a team that spans a wide range of digital arts disciplines, encompassing both academics and industry professionals.

To apply: Please attach your CV and covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification.

If you have any questions about the vacancy please contact D.OHara@mmu.ac.uk.

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