Lecturer in Audio Engineering and Music Technologies
Application closing date 04/11/2019
Salary £33,797 - £51,034 per annum
Job category/type Academic
Queen's University Belfast is one of the prestigious Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities in the UK and Ireland, combining excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos, for our 24,000 students and 4,200 staff, funded through an annual turnover of some GBP 300m. As a driver of innovation and talent, based on excellence and global strategic partnerships, we offer generous employment terms and underpinned by excellent lifestyle benefits including opportunities for family friendly working and support for wellbeing.
Our five core values - Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence - are shared by our staff and students, representing the expectations we have for ourselves and each other, guiding our day-to-day decisions and the way we behave as individuals in an international organisation.
The successful candidate will deliver modules on the BSc Audio Engineering (delivered jointly by the Schools of Arts, English and Languages and the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and modules on Music programmes more broadly based on experience and interests of the appointee. They will offer dedicated expertise in Audio Engineering and Music Technologies and produce REF-returnable outputs of national and international significance.
The schools provide industry-engaged and research-led programmes to ensure a flexible learning experience, and prepare graduates for the demands of a rapidly evolving workplace. Our cutting-edge facilities include both stereo and surround sound production studios; recording studios; concert venues, including the world-leading Sonic Lab; a television and radio broadcast studio, the Film Studio; Queen's Film Theatre; and the Brian Friel Theatre. Our equipment store boasts a wide range of digital audio and video equipment, including high-end studio microphones, audio recorders, Virtual Reality headsets and 4k HD cameras.
The successful candidate must have:
- A completed PhD on a topic within Audio Engineering or Music Technology or a related field (near completion will be considered if viva date has been set).
- A publication record in peer reviewed journals /conference papers/other forms of research output, appropriate to stage of career.
- Research experience in one or more of the following areas: audio programming, digital musical instrument design, physical computing, digital signal processing, sound synthesis, hardware or software for spatial audio, gaming, VR/AR or other forms of immersive technologies
- Ability to make a contribution to the Research Excellence Framework (REF), appropriate to stage of career.
- Research interests that are sustainable and which complement or enhance research activities of the Sonic Arts Research Centre.
- Evidence of ability to earn external research income, appropriate to stage of career.
- Teaching experience at tertiary level appropriate to stage of career.