Lecturer in Music

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£42,155 - £51,805 per annum (pro-rated)
31 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
27 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Part Time

The award-winning School of Arts & Creative Industries (SACI) at Edinburgh Napier University plays an active part in the creative industries in Scotland.

Currently ranking as a top 3 UK modern university for Music (2nd of 37) in The Guardian University Guide 2023, we are committed to creating a positive, empowering, and inclusive environment for teaching, learning, and scholarship for our students and staff alike. We offer a BA Music programme, an MA Music programme, and have a vibrant culture of research students from MRes to PhD.

As part of our ongoing initiative to unlock innovation and growth while nurturing talent, we are currently recruiting a part-time Lecturer in Music to act as a key contributor to the academic team in the delivery of our undergraduate programme.

The Role:

The position of Lecturer in Music will give you the opportunity to provide the support and education of students following practical pathways in performance.

This will draw on stylistics and histories of music in historical, contemporary classical, and popular music idioms, working with performers on a variety of instruments, including voice.

The role will allow you to use your experience of providing and developing teaching and learning in music in the higher education context (and track record of practical experience in performance more broadly) to confidently contribute to our vibrant and progressive teaching and learning culture and practice within the department.

You will be part of a team of academics and practitioners with diverse interests and experience, which will give you the chance to collaborate with a number of stakeholders, utilising your ability for cross-disciplinary working and general commitment to collaboration across the University and beyond.

What we will need from you:

  • Experience in Piano teaching and accompaniment
  • Repetiteur/coaching skills with vocalists 
  • Experience of conducting and directing instrumental/vocal ensembles
  • Demonstrable experience of leading classes on performance practice, etiquette and preparation

The following attributes are also desirable:

  • Knowledge in Harmony and Counterpoint Techniques
  • Knowledge of Orchestration
  • Knowledge of music technologies
  • Doctoral level qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent professional experience.

For a full role profile and comprehensive list of duties, please click here.

Benefits we offer:

Edinburgh Napier University is a forward-thinking institution, home to forward-thinking people, inspired by the world around us. Join us and you will find that we offer support and recognition wherever due, as well as fantastic benefits such as an attractive pension with employer contributions of 23%, 46 days holiday (pro-rated accordingly for part-time hours) and annual cost-of-living pay increases.

There are professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For more information about our wide range of benefits, click here.

Additional information:

Salary: £42,155 - £51,805 per annum (pro-rated) (Grade 6)
Hours: 17.5 per week

The closing date for this position is 11.59pm on 27th April 2023. Interviews will be held on week commencing 15th May 2023.  

For more information about the SACI and Edinburgh Napier University in general, please click here.

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. Please see here for more information.