Lecturer, Strings and Orchestral Studies

Location
Perth, Australia
Salary
$105,832 to $125,043 pa (ALEVB) PLUS 17% SUPER
Posted
28 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2022
Ref
271/2022
Contract Type
Permanent

THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS (WAAPA)

  • MUSIC DISCIPLINE
  • $105,832 to $125,043 pa (ALEVB) PLUS 17% SUPER
  • ONGOING FULL-TIME POSITION
  • PART-TIME APPOINTMENTS ALSO CONSIDERED
  • MOUNT LAWLEY CAMPUS
  • EXPECTED START DATE: JANUARY 2023

Overview

WAAPA is an internationally renowned arts institution within Edith Cowan University. Alumni from the music courses are found in a multitude of roles within the international music industry, from performers to composers, songwriters, producers and artistic curators. The School provides the most comprehensive range of performing arts training in Australia, with Dance, Theatre, Music Theatre and more alongside our Music degrees. Our world class staff provide rigorous and specialised training of the highest order, supporting our students to realise their artistic dreams. The Bachelor of Music is designed to facilitate collaboration across genres, explore artistic individuality and develop fundamental skills of students to enable them to succeed in today’s music industry. 

As part of an exciting expansion plan, WAAPA will move into its brand-new world-class city campus in Yagan Square in the Perth CBD in 2025. This Creative Industries, Law, Business and Technology Campus will be where innovative thinkers, adaptive learners and global citizens meet to develop into the leaders of tomorrow. ECU’s CBD campus will bring together streams of teaching and research with unique synergies for growth and development. This is unequivocally the most exciting time of all to join the university as it embarks on this further growth and transformational journey.

The Role

We are seeking applications from enthusiastic and inspirational string and orchestral studies lecturers and performers to lead the ongoing development of the classical string and orchestral program at WAAPA. Joining WAAPA as an ongoing lecturer, the successful applicant/s will deliver high quality academic and technical guidance to our string and orchestral students, contribute to the teaching and learning outcomes across the music discipline, and work as an integral part of the WAAPA Music team.

The key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Inspiring students through the delivery of tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, individual lessons and studio sessions to VET, HE and HD students
  • Engaging with the orchestral program at WAAPA Music
  • Preparation and delivery of lectures and seminars, including the production of teaching materials
  • Marking, assessment and consultation with students
  • Unit coordination
  • Recruitment activities
  • Engaging with university software and systems

Selection Criteria:

  • PhD, Masters degree, or equivalent industry experience in the field
  • Ability to coordinate, develop and teach units at both undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Commitment to and demonstrated achievement of excellence in teaching
  • Ability to engage with community and industry to enhance teaching and learning within the department
  • Demonstrated performance ability, and portfolio of recordings or other creative original works
  • VET qualifications will need to be attained prior to commencement (CERT IV TAE)
  • Recruitment strategies to enhance the program

Candidates will also demonstrate personal attributes that align with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence.

Benefits & Remuneration

This role is being offered as a full-time ongoing position, with part-time and job-share arrangements also being considered. Multiple positions may be offered should fractional appointments suit the preferred candidates. The position attracts a remuneration of $105,832 to $125,043 (pro-rata for part-time) plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff, with an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services. 

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Employment Opportunities website.

How to Apply

Please complete a statement (maximum of 3 pages) addressing the above listed selection criteria and attach your resume at the end of the online application.  A maximum of 3 samples of your recordings or other creative outputs can be attached to the application also.

Contact

Interested applicants who would like to discuss the opportunity in further detail may call Dr Jamie Oehlers, Associate Dean Music on 08 6304 6580 or j.oehlers@ecu.edu.au for more information.

Closing Date

Applications close on: Tuesday 18th October 2022 at 11:30 pm AWST.

ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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