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 Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries is the centre for creative research, teaching and practice at the University of Auckland. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate study of a wide range of creative disciplines within our Schools of Architecture and Planning, Fine Arts, Music and the Dance Studies Programme. In all areas, the emphasis is on creative exploration and discovery and on interdisciplinary collaboration across the University.
The School of Music is seeking applications for the position of Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Popular Music specialising in Popular Music Performance (acoustic and electric guitar). This role will directly support the development of student popular music practitioners who specialise in the composition of original songs, and the performance and recording of their songs and other original music.
Our graduates are self-directed individual creative practitioners, with a deep understanding of process, collaboration, and live performance, a functional understanding of the music industry, and songwriters have an advanced knowledge of music recording and production techniques. Creative independence and integrity are valued highly as well as an awareness of contemporary social and cultural issues.
The appointee must hold a doctoral degree and will plan and deliver applied popular music performance lessons (one-to-one and ensemble) and academic lectures. They will also undertake creative and reflective research in popular music and related fields.
To find out more about the role, please view the position description at https://www.opportunities.auckland.ac.nz – job ref 19983.
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. For more information on moving to New Zealand, click here.
The University of Auckland is a great place to work. We offer 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 must include a cover letter, evidence of qualifications, evidence of performances/recordings of compositions, an updated recent curriculum vitae, and only contact information of three references. Letters of reference may be solicited for finalists.
Applications close Friday, 31 August 2018.
For further information and to apply online please visit www.auckland.ac.nz/opportunities
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