Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Violin

Sydney, Australia
$113,184 - $159,867 p.a. + 17% superannuation
25 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time continuing
  • Opportunity to be involved in both teaching and research at Sydney Conservatorium of Music 
  • Academic level B/C, Base Salary $113,184 - $159,867 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music (SCM) is one of the oldest and most prestigious Music Schools in Australia. It is a distinctive part of Sydney’s arts and education nucleus. The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is renowned for its exceptional commitment to music, innovative programs and partnerships programs with Australia’s major organisations. Since its inception in 1915, the Conservatorium has played an important role in shaping Sydney’s cultural identity. The Conservatorium has developed strong ties with the city’s professional symphonic life through ‘visiting staff’ relationships with major professional ensembles and maintained strong links with professional music performance internationally. The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is located in a landmark position at the heart of Sydney’s cultural precinct, close to the Sydney Opera House and surrounded by the Royal Botanic Gardens. Since 2001, following major renovation to create a facility of outstanding acoustic and architectural quality, the Conservatorium is regarded as one of the finest in the world with five major performance venues and over 130 teaching and practice studios. 

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • plan, foster and develop the training of violinists at the University and develop performance curriculum in close cooperation with faculty members within the University
  • contribute importantly to professional practice and/or research outcomes in the area of violin performance
  • contribute to teaching and training in chamber music, orchestra studies and string pedagogy
  • build an inspiring learning and working environment for the students and teachers of violin performance
  • inspire young students including pre-tertiary music students, community teachers and orchestras and develop violin teaching in community and outreach programs
  • contribute to the development of international student recruitment.

About you

We are seeking an exceptional violin pedagogue with a distinguished performance career. The successful applicant will have a DMA or PhD or qualifications deemed equivalent and an ability to guide students towards highest levels of artistic achievement and will have:

  • demonstrable experience for violin teaching at university level with an ability to teach at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels, communicating inspiring musical artistry and thoughtful pedagogical method
  • demonstrable experience in working with students in chamber, orchestral, and other ensemble settings.
  • an artistic vision as well as extensive knowledge, skills, and experience in the field
  • acknowledged high-level international experience as an artist and/or researcher and a strong reputation for teaching 
  • constructive and collaborative assessment and feedback skills 
  • evidence of successful collaborations and international networks
  • successful supervision of PG Research students or equivalent (Level C)
  • evidence of successful grants (research or artistic) (Level C).

For the right candidates, visa sponsorship is available for this position.

There will be three components of the selection process: a 20-minute master class, a 20-minute lecture recital, and a 40-minute interview. The audience with consist of the Selection Committee, students, and staff members. All three components will occur live in one day.

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Closing date for applications

11:59 pm, 31 January 2023

How to apply

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