Lecturer, Jazz and Contemporary Bass (Double and Electric)

Perth, Australia
$94,140 to $100,797 pa (ALEVA) + 17% superannuation
28 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
07 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • $94,140 to $100,797 pa (ALEVA) + 17% superannuation
  • EXPECTED START DATE:  January 2023


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 team orientated bass lecturers and performers, to join the jazz and contemporary staff at WAAPA. As an ongoing lecturer, the successful applicant will deliver high quality academic and performance guidance to our bassists and other music 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 on both double and electric bass.
  • Engaging with the performance 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.
  • Identifying and implementing student recruitment initiatives.
  • Engaging with university software and systems to meet administrative and teaching and learning requirements.

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, Personal Excellence and Courage.

Benefits & Remuneration

This role is being offered as a full-time ongoing position and attracts a remuneration of $94,140 to $100,797 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.


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 Wednesday 7th December 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.