Association of British Orchestras

Area Leader in History

Royal College of Music £50,192 - £57,494 Closing date 09 September 2022
The Royal College of Music (RCM) is one of the world's greatest conservatoires. Our excellence was recognised by the 2022 QS World University Rankings, in which we were ranked as the global number one institution for performing arts.

The College is seeking an experienced musician and educator to provide outstanding leadership in music history. The postholder will oversee the BMus core music history curriculum and elective modules in historical musicology.

The College’s Bachelor of Music programme is designed to develop outstanding musicians who will shape the future of classical music. Our redesigned historical studies curriculum encourages students to connect their own artistic practice in performance or composition with critical study of repertoire and performance traditions. Drawing upon the College’s research culture and world-leading facilities, including a new Museum and specialist collections, the curriculum explores the social, cultural, political, and technological factors that have influenced musical practices past and present.

You will be an experienced educator with a strong research profile in any area of historical musicology. You will have substantial previous experience of undergraduate teaching in music history. You will be adept at using technology in innovative ways to support student learning. You will understand diverse student needs and be able to devise engaging and inclusive learning activities for students at different levels.

Working in collaboration with the other Area Leaders, Registry, the Head of Undergraduate Programmes, and the Director of Programmes, you will make an important contribution to teaching and curriculum development at undergraduate level.

The RCM offers world-class teaching facilities, a creative and supportive environment for staff development, and a generous allocation of research time for active researchers.

We especially encourage applications from Black and ethnically diverse musicians, who are currently underrepresented in this area of the College.

This post is offered on a permanent, part-time (0.9FTE) basis and is available from December 2022.

For full details of this position please read the Applicant Information Pack, available to download from the RCM website.

CVs without an application form will not be accepted. Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

The RCM is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for all our staff, students and visitors.

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