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Associate Lecturer in Audio and Music Technology

Electronic Engineering
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
32,236 - 39,609 per year
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Role Description

Electronic Engineering is a department with an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching.  We are seeking to appoint an Associate Lecturer in Audio and Music Technology.  The successful applicant will be working within the AudioLab, and help to deliver in the areas of teaching and administration across our portfolio of leading programmes in Electronic Engineering and Audio and Music Technology, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

You will have the ability to design and deliver teaching material either across a range of modules or within a subject area addition to designing, developing and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate teaching across a range of related subjects. You will be expected to undertake the duties of a Module Co-ordinator.

Main responsibilities of the role are:

  • To deliver teaching through allocated lectures, laboratories, tutorials and other forms of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.  Set and mark coursework and exams, providing constructive feedback to students;
  • To develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students;
  • To carry out on-going curriculum review, including module content and materials and contribute to the development of teaching and learning strategies;
  • To undertake effectively a range of administrative responsibilities including that of Module Coordinator.

Key requirements for the post are:

  • PhD in Music Technology, Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent, with a clear focus on audio and music technology in an applied engineering field or close to completion;
  • Appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice;
  • Experience in teaching and learning in HE at undergraduate and/ or postgraduate level or in an evidenced similar context;
  • Detailed knowledge of software common to support teaching and learning in Audio and Music Technology and in particular MATLAB, Pure Data, Nuendo and Reaper;
  • Specific knowledge of programming environments to support teaching and learning in Audio and Music Technology and Electronic Engineering more generally, including MAX/MSP, iOS, C/C++ and Unity;
  • Detailed knowledge of different approaches to facilitate teaching and learning in Audio and Music Technology, in particular practical electronic engineering lab sessions, studio recording work, anechoic chamber/listening room experimental methods;
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide-ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media.

Funding for this post is available for 4.5 years.

For an informal discussion please contact HoD, Prof Andy Tyrrell at or Prof Damian Murphy at or if you would like to talk to someone about working in the department please contact Dr Jude Brereton,

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