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Lecturer in composition

Department of Music

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £43,660 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Monday 21 October 2019
Interview Date:  Wednesday 20 November 2019
Reference:  0919-377

Permanent, Part Time

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Composition, 0.25 FTE, in the Department of Music. Start date: January 2020.

The music department at Royal Holloway has an established and internationally recognised reputation for diversity in its curriculum, excellent teaching, outstanding commissions and performances in composition, and world-leading research in musicology and ethnomusicology. 

The post-holder will join a team of four composers who work in a range of creative styles and practices. They will teach composition at undergraduate and postgraduate level, supervise research students, contribute to examinations and assessment processes, provide pastoral support of students, and play a role in the administrative functions of the department. 

The successful candidate will be a professional composer working in contemporary notated classical music with a growing national and international profile. They will have experience of teaching composition at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is also desirable that they should be able to contribute to the performance of new music (as director, instrumentalist or vocalist).

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities.  The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Stephen Downes, Head of Department of Music on stephen.downes@rhul.ac.uk.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukFor queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk.

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements.

Please quote the reference: 0919-377

Closing Date:   Midnight, 21 October 2019

Interview Date: 20 November 2019 

The College is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration and the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.


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