Association of British Orchestras

Head of Postgraduate Taught Programmes

Royal College of Music £57,373 – £64,045 per annum, pro-rata Closing date 24 February 2022
The Royal College of Music (RCM) is one of the world's greatest conservatoires. Our excellence was recognised by the 2021 QS World University Rankings, in which we ranked as the top institution for performing arts in the UK for the sixth consecutive year, and top in Europe for second year running.

The College is seeking an experienced musician and educator to provide outstanding leadership for its taught postgraduate programmes.

The College’s taught postgraduate programmes include courses for advanced performers and composers (MMus, MPerf, MComp, ArtDip), an internationally renowned Composition for Screen programme, the distinctive MSc in Performance Science (delivered by the Centre for Performance Science), and a flexible MEd for professional music educators. Our programmes attract students from all over the world to study in the College’s stimulating, professionally informed environment.

You will have extensive experience of teaching music in higher education, in any area which may include performance or composition teaching. You will have a track record of programme leadership in higher education, including curriculum design and review. You will understand the ways in which learning and teaching in higher education is evolving, and you will bring innovative ideas for learning enhancement and innovation in the conservatoire.

An excellent communicator, you will have the skills to work collaboratively with students and colleagues to enhance the PGT student experience. You will understand the diverse needs and ambitions of postgraduate students in the conservatoire, and you will be committed to developing inclusive teaching and assessment practices for all students.

Working in collaboration with the Director of Programmes, the Head of Undergraduate Programmes and the Head of Research, you will make an important contribution to the future of postgraduate education at the College.

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

The College is committed to advancing equality and inclusive practice in all areas including staff and student recruitment, our teaching and artistic programme, research activity, and our working environment. We especially welcome applications from Black and ethnically diverse applicants, who are currently underrepresented at this level within the College.

This post is offered on a permanent, part-time (0.8FTE) basis and is available from March 2022.

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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