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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Composition
University of Auckland

Date Posted Jul. 27, 2018
Title Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Composition
University University of Auckland
Department School of Music
Application Deadline Aug. 31, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Auckland
    New Zealand
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Senior Lecturer
  • Music - General
    Music - Composition

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.

We are seeking applications from candidates who hold a doctoral degree in Music Theory or Composition for the position of Lecturer / Senior Lecturer. This role will provide students with opportunities to develop their knowledge and understanding of music in contemporary society and with the necessary resources and skills to enable them to undertake further enquiry, research and work-related practice

The Lecturer / Senior Lecturer will plan and deliver research-led teaching in Composition and Music Theory according to curricular needs, including (but not limited to) courses in composition, orchestration, instrumentation, harmony, form and analysis, and 20th/21st century styles and techniques, as well as courses and supervision at the postgraduate level, such as composition, analysis, pedagogy of composition and theory, and others such as sonic arts, film and gaming music, as needed.

To find out more about the role, please view the position description at – job ref 19958.

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, visit

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


All applications must be submitted online.

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.

Please apply online by the closing date Friday, 31 August 2018.

For further information and to apply online please visit

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