Associate Lecturer/Lecturer in Music Education

Sydney, Australia
15 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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 Music Education Division.

The successful candidate will have PhD or equivalent (for Level A, enrollment in a HDR program) in a related field of music education, will have begun establishing a research profile nationally or internationally, and will have practical experience in music education (classroom teaching, any age group).

The successful candidate will also have a good understanding of music education across both NSW school syllabus and the Units of Study in the BMus (Music Education) and the new M.Teach (Secondary, Music Education Stream starting 2020), and will have a strong sense of where they can contribute. They will have a plan for developing their research output, and be able to articulate the early career support (or other scheme) they may require.

About you

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: 

  • Enrolment or near completions of a PhD or equivalent (e.g. Ed. D or DMA) in the field of music education or similar;

To be successful as a Lecturer (Level B), you will demonstrate:

  • PhD or equivalent (e.g. Ed. D or DMA) in the field of music education or similar;
  • have begun establishing a music education research track record in well regarded peer-reviewed journals or equivalent contexts

In addition to the above, both, an Associate Lecturer and Lecturer, will demonstrate:

  • Qualified/trained teacher qualification transferable to the NSW school system and recognised by the NSW teacher accreditation authority;
  • Ability to teach in one or more of these existing undergraduate course areas: Primary music pedagogy (NSW K-6 syllabus); Culturally diverse musics; Contemporary music pedagogies;
  • Experience presenting at national and/or international level music education conferences;
  • A clearly articulated philosophy of music education based on research and primary and/or secondary classroom teaching experience;
  • Teaching experience in NSW schools teaching music with the NSW syllabus;
  • Knowledge and experience of using educational and/or music technologies;
  • Experience supervising students on Professional Experience in primary and secondary school contexts
  • Willingness to engage with policy and policymakers at the local, state and national levels;
  • Commitment to equity, diversity and social justice in and through music education.

About us

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 and search by the reference number 2042/1018C 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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