Associate Lecturer/Lecturer in Contemporary Music
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
- Join Australia’s most prestigious music institution
- Associate Lecturer (Academic Level A) or Lecturer (Academic Level B) teaching and research appointment
- Full time, continuing position, remuneration package $86K - $146K p.a. which includes salary, leave loading and up to 17% super
About the opportunity
The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney, seeks to appoint an Associate Lecturer (Academic Level A) or a Lecturer (Academic Level B) to the Contemporary Music Practice division.
To be effective in this role, you will have had a wide experience in the contemporary (pop) music field and understand the relationships between performance practice, industry requirements and higher education. You will have had public or industry recognition for your achievements and career in music at the highest level (awards, features, festival headlining etc).
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values.
To be successful as an Associate Lecturer (Level A), you will demonstrate:
- Near completion of a PhD or DMA in contemporary music (or similar field);
- Recent tertiary teaching experience in the area of contemporary music;
- The ability to teach into other areas of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music based on previous practice-based experience (e.g. Digital Music, Composition for Creative Industries, Music Performance or Music Skills);
- Recording and production skills.
To be successful as a Lecturer (Level B), you will demonstrate:
- A PhD or DMA in contemporary music;
- Demonstrated high quality tertiary teaching experience in the area of contemporary music;
- Demonstrated ability to teach into other areas of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music based on previous practice-based experience (e.g. Digital Music, Composition for Creative industries, Music Performance or Music Skills);
- Experience in curriculum development and academic administration;
- Demonstrated high quality recording and production skills;
- A developing research program in contemporary music.
The Sydney Conservatorium of Music (SCM) is one of the oldest and most prestigious music schools in Australia and the Southeast Asian region. Since its inception in 1915, the conservatorium has played an important role in shaping Sydney’s cultural identity. The conservatorium has developed strong ties with the city’s professional symphonic life through ‘visiting staff’ relationships with major professional ensembles and maintained strong links with professional music performers internationally. The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is located in a landmark position at the heart of Sydney’s cultural precinct, close to the Sydney Opera House and surrounded by the Royal Botanic Gardens. Since 2001, following major renovation to create a facility of outstanding acoustic and architectural quality, the conservatorium is regarded as one of the finest in the world with five major performance venues and over 130 teaching and practice studios.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.
How to apply
For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2040/1018C to apply.
Closing date: 11.30pm, Sunday 11 November 2018 (Sydney time)
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.
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