Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music (Ethnomusicology)

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
02 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music (Ethnomusicology)


We seek to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music (Ethnomusicology).  We welcome applications from high quality candidates of outstanding promise and/or with established reputations in ethnomusicology. The successful candidate will contribute work of outstanding international distinction to the research profile of the Department of Music.  Candidates should also be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to, and experience of, teaching at undergraduate level and a strong profile in the ethnomusicological community. 

The successful candidate will undertake research and teaching in an area of Music relevant to the requirements of the Department. Preference may be given to a specialism in Scottish traditional music that complements existing areas within the school and the locality and an interest in a secondary area (such as popular music, performance, aesthetics, music and gender etc.) would be favourable. They will teach on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered by the Department of Music, including introductory courses and research-informed specialist options; will undertake supervision of postgraduate research students; will contribute to the work of the School’s research centres; and will pursue external funding opportunities. Responsibilities will also include administrative roles as agreed with the Head of Music and the Head of the School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture.

For appointments made at Lecturer level the salary will be paid at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£41,526 - £49,552 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience. For appointments made at Senior Lecturer level, salary will be paid at the appropriate point on the Grade 8 salary scale (£52,559 - £59,135 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 or email for further information.

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The closing date for receipt of applications is 5 January 2020

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Dr Phillip A. Cooke, Head of Music

01224 274599

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Cooke

Please quote reference number LAN101A on all correspondence 

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.