Associate Lecturer/Lecturer in Music Education

Sydney, Australia
AU$90,000 - AU$152,000 per annum + super
02 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
16 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Join Australia's most prestigious music institution
  • Located at Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • Full time, continuing position, offering a remuneration package of $90K - $152K p.a., including salary, leave loading and a generous employer's contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

The successful candidate will have PhD or equivalent (for Level A, near completion of 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 recently commenced MTeach (Secondary, music methods stream), 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.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

Please state in your cover letter the level of the role you wish to apply for (Level A or B) and the reason why you are best suited to this level, and address below Selection Criteria:

Essential for Level A - Associate Lecturer:

  • Near completions of a PhD or equivalent (e.g. DMA) in the field of music education or similar.

Essential for Level B - Lecturer:

  • PhD or equivalent (e.g. DMA)
  • Have begun establishing a music education research track record in well regarded peer-reviewed journals or equivalent contexts.

Essential for both, Associate Lecturer and Lecturer:

  • qualified/trained teacher qualification transferable to the NSW school system and recognised by the NSW teacher accreditation authority (NESA).
  • ability to teach in one or more of these existing undergraduate course areas: primary music pedagogy (NSW K-6 syllabus); secondary music pedagogy (NSW 7-12 syllabi); culturally diverse musics; popular music studies; contemporary music pedagogies; jazz pedagogy
  • recent experience in schools teaching music classes (not peripatetic but teaching music according to an Australian state/territory syllabus). Not necessarily NSW syllabus but Australian school-based experience
  • 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
  • familiarity with the NSW music syllabi
  • 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
  • demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and social justice in and through music education.

Desirable for both, Associate Lecturer and Lecturer:

  • a) ability to teach in an existing course, e.g. Key Approaches to Music Education (Dalcroze; Orff; Kodaly), b) knowledge and experience of teaching Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islands Music, and, c) Ethnomusicology and Cultural diversity in music education/teaching
  • an established music education research track record in well regarded peer-reviewed journals and/or academic publishers
  • experience teaching a) undergraduate courses relating to music education, and, b) education research methods at Honours and/or Masters level
  • experience supervising Honours and postgraduate research students at Masters or PhD/DMA level
  • experience working with governments, NGOs, or other institutions on policy development.

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description 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 job requisition number 0078428 to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30 pm 16 March 2021

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.

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