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Lecturer in Composition
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-016269

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/02/2021

Salary: £36,914 per annum (pro rata)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: Music

Hours per week: 0.8 FTE (28 hours per week)

Contract Duration: Fixed term from 1 September 2021 until 30 June 2022

School / Directorate: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

The Music Department at the University of Manchester invites applications for a 10-month temporary lectureship in Composition, tenable from 1 September 2021 until 30 June 2022. Applicants specialising in any field of composition will be considered, but it is expected that the successful candidate will be able to teach and supervise in areas of notation-based composition. The ability to contribute to other areas of the curriculum, such as Music Theory, Analysis, Harmony and Counterpoint, Orchestration or Film Music, may be an advantage.

You will be expected to convene and deliver course-units in composition across the curriculum, provide individual supervision to students in composition, contribute to other teaching at undergraduate and Master’s level as required, and contribute to the management and administration of the department under the guidance of the Head of Music. While the post is teaching-focused, you will also be encouraged to contribute to the research culture of the department.

You will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Composition, demonstrate subject expertise in your specialist field, have a strong awareness of current thinking in the field, and have a proven ability to provide high-quality and innovative teaching to a range of student groups at different levels.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.

Blended working arrangements may be considered      

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Caroline Bithell, Head of Music


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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