Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Elder Conservatorium of Music

Adelaide, Australia
Nov 03, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 04, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

(Level C) $119,070 to $136,990 or (Level D) $142,958 to $157,289 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Continuing position available from February 2020

Exciting opportunity for a senior academic with proven research and teaching capabilities in the discipline of music

The Elder Conservatorium of Music is seeking a senior academic with proven research and teaching capabilities in the discipline of music. You will contribute to the Conservatorium’s reputation for excellence in teaching; producing research outputs that have national and international impact and act as an advocate for music within academic and community contexts.

In this role you will help lead and encourage an environment of professional excellence, creativity and innovation and engage with the broader academic, research and professional community, to promote and enhance the national and international profile of the Conservatorium and the University.

The Elder Conservatorium of Music is one of Australia’s oldest and most distinguished tertiary music schools. The Conservatorium offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs designed to meet the needs and aspirations of a wide variety of students and includes specialisations in Performance (classical and jazz), Music Theatre, Composition, Music Teaching, Music, Health and Wellbeing, Studio Pedagogy, Sonic Arts and Creative Technologies, Musicology and Popular Music.

To be successful at Level C you will need:

  • A doctorate in music in an area relevant to the Conservatorium’s research aspirations and Australian Field of Research (FoR) 1904. 
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching music within a university environment.
  • A record of academic distinction and significant professional standing in the field of music.
  • A research track record with evidence of recent quality outputs in FoR 1904 and evidence of research leadership and competitive grant success.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development of scholarship, research and engagement within the Conservatorium including the ability to work effectively as a member of a team, to mentor others and to provide guidance and support for students and staff.

In addition to the above, to be successful at Level D, you will need:

  • A record of academic distinction and significant professional standing in the field of music in addition to a demonstrated excellence in teaching music within a university environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to forge meaningful external relationships and represent the Conservatorium and the University locally, nationally and internationally, to community, industry and other academic institutions and partners.
  • An ability to take a leadership role in the development of the Elder Conservatorium’s research and teaching activities.
  • Demonstrated experience with online learning management systems or a willingness to engage in online learning management systems training.

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Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Arts is a place of innovative practice and thought leadership in a diverse range of disciplines clustered around the arts, humanities and social sciences. It currently serves the needs of around 5000 enrolled students, many graduates going on to become leading politicians, policy makers, historians, curators, musicians and writers.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria.

Application close 11:55 pm, 4 December 2019.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Graeme Koehne
Director, Elder Conservatorium of Music
P: +61 (08) 8313 5425

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.