Lecturer in Music

London (GB)
25 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

University of the West of Scotland
School of Media, Culture and Society

Lecturer in Music – REQ000496
Part Time, 0.5FTE (17.5 hours per week)
£42,418 to £47,722 per annum pro rata (plus London weighting allowance)
London Campus

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer in Music to join our team in the School of Media, Culture and Society (MCS). 

The Music subject area, which is part of the Art, Music and Performance Subject Cluster, within the Culture and Creativity Strategic Hub, offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as doctoral supervision. It also engages in research and enterprise activity and contributes to modules and other activities elsewhere in the School.

Internationally, the music programmes are also licensed for delivery within a network of private Italian music schools, with deliveries in Rome, Bologna and Bari. The music team runs a series of wider initiatives within and beyond the subject area including international live performance and work placement exchanges, music industry conference and workshop events, RCUK-funded research projects, and consultancy. 

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in music (or related discipline), be qualified to masters level in music (or related discipline) and will be qualified to doctoral level (or close to completion). A postgraduate qualification in education/learning and teaching and Higher Education Academy Fellowship are highly desirable.  

The successful candidate will play a central role in delivering an excellent and research-based student experience. They will be engaged in the development of educational thinking, practice and research in the broad areas of curriculum design, learning and teaching, and assessment. They will be knowledgeable in contemporary pedagogies, particularly in relation to co-creation and active learning, and be familiar with online learning environments and the principles of digital education. They will also be able to evidence positive practice in these areas. 

The successful candidate will produce and publish excellent research outputs commensurate with the stage of career and evidence an ability to attract independent research funding to support this work. The School of Media, Culture & Society is a multi-discipline School and the successful candidate will be engaged in cross/interdisciplinary working and programme design and development to support positive results in attainment, student experience and graduate destinations. They will possess developed capabilities in collaborative working and be committed to high professional standards in all areas of responsibility. The post offers an excellent opportunity for an individual to be immersed in a rich academic environment that recognises quality in education, research and enterprise, and international engagement. 

An internationalised experience is central to the UWS student experience and therefore the successful candidate will support initiatives for staff and students to engage in international activities. 

The successful candidate will have to be available to commence employment during the first week of January 2018, will be excited by the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary environment and will seek to exploit the opportunities afforded by this. 

Informal enquiries may be made to:  Holly Tessler, Senior Lecturer (Programme Leader), email or David Scott, Senior Lecturer, email

Closing date: Tuesday 31st October 2017
Interview date: week commencing Monday 20th November 2017

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from under represented groups.UWS is a "Disability Confident" employer.
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