Salary: As this vacancy has limited funding the maximum salary that can be offered is Grade 7, salary £34,980
Contract Type: Fixed Term from 01.02.2024 - 31.01.2025
Closes: 15th October 2023
- Deliver high quality teaching at UG and PG level in an established programme.
- Contribute to the delivery of Years 2/3 optional module ‘Orchestration’ (20 credits), teach instrumental and vocal composition across the UG and MA curriculum, plus undertake associated marking and assessment.
- Contribute where necessary to other modules and marking, including marking and supervision of BA, BMus and MA portfolios as appropriate.
- Fulfil administrative roles as required by the Head of Department
- Teach courses at a range of levels within specified subject area and within own area of subject specialism to undergraduates and postgraduates, predominantly through allocated lectures and seminars, so that the School’s teaching objectives are met.
- Contribute to the design of modules with other colleagues.
- A PhD in Composition (or near to completion), or be able to demonstrate significant industry experience.
- Teaching experience in composition and orchestration at BMus and MA level, in a University department, or equivalent experience.
- Experience as a professional composer, with a growing national or international reputation.
- Ability to organise co-taught modules with other members of staff and specialist staff from the Department of Music.
- Ability and flexibility to fit easily into existing teams to deliver a range of modules.
- A specialism and interest in an area of Music that can contribute to other modules, module development, dissertation supervisions etc.
- Preference may be given to candidates with expertise in teaching tonal harmony and counterpoint or music analysis.
- An ability to conduct small ensembles may be an advantage, as may experience in delivering practical composition workshops and rehearsals.
- Proven capacity to motivate and enthuse students.
- Familiarity with online delivery or willingness to learn.
- Excellent time management.
- Fluent written and spoken English.
- Ability to assess and organise resources effectively.
- Understanding of and/or ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes.
- Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day-to-day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly.
The post-holder will be expected to teach courses predominantly in Instrumental/Vocal Composition and Orchestration, on campus, so that the Department’s teaching objectives are met. They may also be expected to undertake administrative work in the Department.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to panel interview at which they will be expected to make a short presentation.
For further information please contact Ben Earle, firstname.lastname@example.org (do not submit applications via this email).
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