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Lecturer in Music

National University of Ireland, Galway

Location: Galway - Ireland
Salary: €39,417 to €61,176 or £33,781.79 to £52,430.03 (converted salary*)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th August 2021
Closes: 30th September 2021

Applications are invited for an appointment as Lecturer in Music at NUI Galway. 

In 2018, NUI Galway introduced a new BA degree programme in Music. In this programme, students take core modules in the history of western art music, Irish traditional music, theory, performance, composition, sound technology, harmony and keyboard harmony, and performance analysis, along with a range of optional modules. There are plans to introduce programmes in Music at MA and PhD level over the next two years. The programme has creative partnerships with the ConTempo String Quartet, Music for Galway, and leading Irish traditional musicians Sharon Shannon and Win Horan. 

As part of the development of the BA in Music, the university wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Music. This appointment will be of a musicologist and/or music theorist in the field of western art music with the ability to teach and coordinate modules in performance across a range of musical genres. As a scholar, they should have a national/international profile, or the potential for this, and be expected to engage in high quality research. In addition to teaching and coordinating modules in performance, they would also be expected to teach modules in western art music history and/or theory, and at least three of the following: ethnomusicology, keyboard harmony, musical theatre, musicianship, opera, performance analysis, popular music. The appointee would be expected to take a leading role in developing and shaping a new MA in Music, to teach and coordinate modules at Master’s level, and to supervise doctoral students when PhD degrees are introduced. They should have experience of teaching on Music degree programmes at third level. 

The successful candidate will have a track record of publications commensurate with their scholarly experience. In their role as coordinator of performance, they will liaise with and build relationships with music practitioners, both performers and educators. They will be expected to make a strong contribution to the academic and creative life of the university, including the organisation of conferences, lectures and other events. Given the strength of the Creative Arts within the university, an ability to work with colleagues in Drama, Film and Creative Writing would be desirable. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Aidan Thomson, email

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€39,417 p.a. to €61,176 p.a. (applicable to new entrants effective from January, 2011) 

(This appointment will be made on the Lecturer Below the Bar scale in line with current Government pay policy)  

(This appointment will be made on the Lecturer scale in line with current Government pay policy) 

(For pre 1995 public sector entrants in Ireland, the D class Salary rates will apply) 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on 30th September 2021. It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date. 

Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation validation.

Further details are available at


For more information and Application Form please see website: Applications should be submitted online. 

Please note that appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon University approval, together with the terms of the Employment Control Framework for the higher education sector. 

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

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