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Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Music Technology

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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39,609 - 48,677 a year
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We seek a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) who will bring new areas of expertise in music technology research and teaching to the department. The post is offered on a full-time open contract basis, and will include teaching, research and administration duties. You will have a research specialism that complements our Music, Science and Technology Research Cluster ( and allows us to develop our teaching and research further in areas of music technology such as audio engineering, computer music, music informatics and data science, human-computer interaction and machine learning and/or listening.

You will be responsible for contributing teaching to our BA Music and Sound Recording, BA Music and taught MA programmes, in particular the MA in Music Production. In addition, you will undertake a programme of independent research that includes substantial grant applications and that leads to high-quality outputs suitable for inclusion in the Department’s submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF).  You will supervise PhD students, MA students and undergraduates with theoretical and practical rigour, preparing them for rewarding careers in the creative and/or technological industries. Your administrative duties will involve participation in the departmental Board of Studies and committees related to teaching, research and/or technology as well as activities related to student recruitment, pastoral care and public outreach.

You will have a PhD in Music Technology, Computer Science, Audio Engineering or a related subject and advanced knowledge of a range of relevant research methodologies. You will have experience of applying for research grants and an established national or international profile as a music technology researcher. 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. 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.

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.

The post is available from 1 September 2019.

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