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Lecturer in Music - Classical Piano

Mount Lawley, Australia
$78,201 to $104,829 pa (ALEVA) or $110,065 to $130,045 pa (ALEVB)
Closing date
7 Jan 2024
  • Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
  • Mount Lawley Campus
  • $78,201 to $104,829 pa (ALEVA) or $110,065 to $130,045 pa (ALEVB)
  • Ongoing, Full-Time


The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University is one of the world’s leading Performing Arts academies and this is an exciting time for the school as it prepares to move into the new ECU City Campus in 2026. The music programs encompass jazz, contemporary music, composition/music technology, and a thriving classical music program including orchestral wind, brass, percussion, and strings, plus voice, guitar, and piano. The school also recently established the “Centre for Keyboard Heritage and Performance Research” and is custodian of an internationally significant collection of historical keyboard instruments (originals and replicas).

WAAPA is looking to appoint an outstanding performer and educator to lead the classical piano program. This full-time, ongoing appointment will commence early in 2024 (or as soon as possible), and will offer opportunities for a dynamic musician with industry experience, teaching track record, and research capacity to teach into WAAPA’s music program (which include the Bachelor of Music, Diploma of Music, as well as Masters and PhD) and contribute to departmental research efforts.

The successful candidate should possess the following:

  • A doctorate in an appropriate field (desirable)
  • Evidence of an established profile as a professional performer on the classical piano as both a soloist and collaborative pianist (essential)
  • Evidence of strong networks within the music industry/profession (essential)
  • A proven track record of successful tertiary teaching, particularly in classical piano (essential)
  • Ability to attract and inspire students (essential)
  • Ability to successfully manage teaching and learning outcomes within a complex learning environment (including online learning management systems) (essential)
  • Ability to contribute to teaching in other related areas (desirable)
  • Demonstrable research track record and/or capacity (desirable)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (essential)
  • High level of administrative and organisational skills/experience (essential)

Benefits & Remuneration

This full-time, ongoing position attracts remuneration of $78,201 to $104,829 pa (ALEVA) or $110,065 to $130,045 pa (ALEVB) plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. A fractional appointment is possible upon request. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances. For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit website Employment Opportunities Overview.

How to Apply

In your application, please ensure to submit: 

  1. An up to date curriculum vitae;  
  2. A statement addressing the selection criteria, including accessible links to two (2) video samples of musical performances. 


Interested applicants are welcome to contact Associate Professor Jonathan Paget on or (08) 6304 6404

Closing Date

Applications close on Sunday 7 January 2024 at 11:59 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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