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Lecturer in Music (Composition)

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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39,606 - 48,677 a year (reduced for part-time working)
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We seek a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) who will bring new areas of expertise in composition practice and teaching to the Department. These areas could include composition for film, theatre, media, games or other narrative forms, but candidates with other composition specialisms and composer-performers are also encouraged to apply. The post is offered at 0.5 FTE on an open contract basis, either as a Research and Teaching contract that includes teaching, research and administration, or as a Teaching and Scholarship contract that includes teaching and teaching-related administration.

Contemporary music has been a cornerstone of the Department since its foundation: you will join a community that includes many internationally renowned composers working in diverse styles and media, and that provides a supportive and creative environment for both staff and student composers. We recognise the many benefits of a diverse workforce and are committed to ensuring an inclusive place to work, live and study. We particularly encourage applications from women and members of minority groups, who are underrepresented in this field and across the Department as a whole.

You will be responsible for contributing teaching to our two undergraduate programmes (BA Music and BA Music and Sound Recording) and our taught MA programmes. You will also supervise MA students and undergraduates on an individual basis, helping them to develop their unique compositional voice. In the case of a Research and Teaching contract, you will also undertake a programme of independent research that leads to high-quality outputs suitable for inclusion in the Department’s submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF), and you will supervise PhD students. Both types of contract will involve pastoral and administrative duties, including participation in the departmental Board of Studies and committees as well as activities related to the composition seminar, student recruitment and public outreach.

You will have experience of designing and delivering innovative modules at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, and a track record of engaging and enthusing students with your teaching. We are particularly interested in candidates who are likely to contribute entirely new types of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In the case of a Research and Teaching contract, you will have a PhD in composition, an established national or international profile as a composer and lecturer, and teaching experience in the HE sector. In the case of a Teaching and Scholarship contract, you will have extensive industry/professional experience and teaching experience in the HE sector. In both cases, your highly developed communication skills will allow you to engage successfully with international cohorts of students and to explain your work to specialists and non-specialists alike. You will demonstrate a collaborative ethos and a willingness to work closely with colleagues in all aspects of your role.

The post is available from 1 January 2020.

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