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Lecturer in Audio

University of the West of England, Bristol - Department of Computer Science and Creative Technology (CSCT)

The Department of Computer Science and Creative Technology (CSCT) at UWE Bristol are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Audio Engineering.

About us: Music Technology is well established in CSCT. We offer JAMES accredited BSc programmes in Audio and Music Technology and Creative Music Technology, which - between them - attract around 275 applicants a year for 80 places. Maintaining and developing connections with industry is at the forefront of our activities. As such, we have links with: Allen & Heath; BBC Studios; Dolby; Focusrite; London Symphony Orchestra; Mach Acoustics; Pinewood Group; Playstation UK; PYTCH and Sky UK, amongst others. The programmes are also key supporters of the University’s technology and innovation hub; The Foundry.

CSCT is a rapidly expanding department with over 90 academic staff and over 1,900 undergraduate and postgraduate students.  It offers a state of the art range of programmes in a wide range of computing disciplines.

About you:  Candidates for this post should possess, as a minimum, a Bachelor’s qualification in Sound Recording, Audio Engineering, or a closely related discipline. A post-graduate qualification is desirable. Some (at least two years) industry experience working directly in the Audio Industry is essential.

We are looking for the candidate to have expertise in one or more of the following areas: studio practice; live and event sound; broadcast engineering (including network audio systems) or audio acoustics. 

As the primary focus of this role will be teaching, we would expect the candidate to have a genuine desire/passion to teach students about Audio Engineering. We are also looking to grow our commercial activities, as such we are keen to encourage applications from candidates who have a proven track record of commercial projects and obtaining funding within the industry.

About UWE Bristol: We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,800 staff. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections. Our staff and students come from over 160 countries making this a diverse, dynamic and rewarding place to work and study.

We are an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims. 

We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include an impressive 88% overall student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Satisfaction survey, placing us 2nd of all universities in England and 7th in the UK. We are 6th in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey) and importantly, 96% of UWE Bristol graduates are in employment or further study within six months after graduation. We have also achieved TEF Gold status, have been ranked 21st in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2021 and 29th  in the latest Times Higher Education 'Table of Tables'.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity and is a big pull for students and employers alike. A city with a creative and fiercely independent mindset, a vibrant music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. Bristol was the first British city to win the European Green Capital award in 2015,and National Geographic listed Bristol as 11th in the world's 'cool list' destinations.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m having been invested recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation while incredible new facilities continue to be developed to enhance our offer even further.

Frenchay campus has excellent transport links; as well as being located near the motorway network we are within walking distance of two train stations, our bus terminus connects us to the local bus and metrobus network and we also have a range of cycling and changing facilities, making our campus the ideal place to work for those commuting to Bristol.

Bristol is a city that’s famous for its rebellious streak, independent thinking, unique style and edgy creativity. Home to over 460,000 people hailing from 187 different countries – you can find over 91 different languages spoken here, and 45 religions practised. Topping polls on a regular basis, Bristol isn’t just a great place to live, but a great place to work.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • flexible working
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
  • savings on purchases via Wider Wallet scheme
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Professor Tim Brailsford on 0117 328 6827 or email: tim.brailsford@uwe.ac.uk.  

This post is available on a job share basis for applicants wishing to work part time.

The University will be implementing a hybrid way of working once restrictions from Covid 19 end therefore you will be expected to work on campus for part of your working week. Exact days will be agreed with your line manager.

We particularly encourage applications from BAME and female candidates as we are currently under-represented in these areas within UWE Bristol - although all appointments will be made on merit.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

We are able to sponsor qualifying candidates for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. Please read our Skilled Worker Guidance to assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.

Please also refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable to prove your right to work in the UK. If shortlisted you will be asked to produce your right to work documents at your interview.

Please note that UWE does not cover any visa or health surcharge costs.

Location: Bristol
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 G grade salary scales
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st September 2021
Closes: 26th September 2021
Job Ref: R02692
 
   
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