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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Jazz specialising in Jazz Performance
University of Auckland

Date Posted Jul. 26, 2018
Title Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Jazz specialising in Jazz Performance
University University of Auckland
Department The School of Music
Application Deadline Sep. 1, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Auckland, Auckland
    New Zealand
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Senior Lecturer
  • Music - Jazz
    Music - Song Performance

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading University. We employ more than 5,400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

The School of Music aspires to be a sustainable, high performing academic unit with high relevance to the community that it draws its student cohort from. We have a vacancy for a passionate, innovative and inspiring Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (specialising in Jazz performance) to grow student knowledge in the genre of Jazz and collaborate with music networks nationally and internationally. We are seeking applications from candidates who hold a doctoral degree (or equivalent) in jazz performance or jazz studies (as primary or secondary area).

The successful appointee will be required to deliver applied jazz performance lessons (one-to-one and ensemble), academic lectures in jazz theory as well as related subjects and to contribute to the supervision of postgraduate students. They will be committed to musical excellence, flexibility and provide leadership as both an artist and researcher. We are seeking a Lecturer who can nurture creativity and influence musicians in diverse musical styles from a range of creative backgrounds.

To find out more about the role, please view the position description at – job ref 19957.


Applications must include a cover letter, evidence of qualifications, reflective and creative practice research, an updated recent curriculum vitae, and only contact information of three references. Please note letters of references may be requested for longlisted candidates.

Why work with us?

Auckland’s harbour setting, magnificent beaches and beautiful parks make this a great place to study and work, whilst the University’s close proximity to New Zealand’s major performance and event venues enables staff and students to rub shoulders with leading practitioners. The pace of life is relaxed, the people are friendly and Auckland’s diverse culture and sense of hospitality makes it an exciting and welcoming place to live. With a range of leisure options and high quality schools, it is easy to understand why New Zealand is continually ranked one of the best places in the world to live and raise a family.

The University of Auckland is a great place to work offering the following:

  • Five weeks’ annual leave
  • An employer superannuation scheme
  • Discounted car parking, childcare and a number of other subsidies on internal and external services

Applications close Saturday, 1 September 2018.

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