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Associate Lecturer, Sound Recording & Music Production

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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32,817-40,322 a year
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We seek an Associate Lecturer with expertise in sound recording and music production. The post is offered as a full-time open contract and includes teaching and administration. You should have experience in teaching modules in sound recording, and an ability to situate studio practice within cultural, theoretical and historical contexts. You will have an understanding of artistic and industrial practice, contemporary issues such as equality and diversity within the music industry and cultural-technological shifts in recording and production. An ability to contribute teaching on the musicology of production and critical musicological topics related to popular music would be an advantage.

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 across the Department as a whole.


You will deliver teaching (both practice-based and theory-led) at undergraduate and postgraduate level on the BA in Music and Sound Recording and MA in Music Production. You will have sufficient HE teaching and administrative experience to serve as programme leader of the BA Music and Sound Recording or MA in Music Production. You will supervise independent undergraduate and postgraduate projects as well as contributing to the day-to-day running of the Department's courses and facilities. 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.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • You will have a PhD in Music Technology, Audio Engineering or a related subject with appropriate academic teaching qualifications or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.
  • You will have specialist knowledge of sound recording, music production and the cultural, theoretical and historical contexts of studio practice; knowledge of popular musicology, cultural studies, gender studies or other critical musicological perspectives would be an advantage.
  • You will be able to design and deliver teaching material across a range of modules and programmes and demonstrate evidence of successful Higher Education course planning and student supervision.
  • You will have knowledge and experience of a range of teaching techniques to enthuse and engage students.
  • You will have highly developed oral and written communication skills.
  • You will have a commitment to high quality, and be able to display creativity, initiative and judgement.
  • You will demonstrate a collaborative ethos, be willing to work proactively with colleagues and display a positive attitude towards colleagues and students.
  • You will show commitment to the Department/University through the undertaking of administration duties.

Interview date:  13 April 2021

For informal enquiries: Dr Áine Sheil, Head of Department (

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