Associate Lecturer Contemporary Music

Associate Lecturer
Contemporary Music
Southern Cross University, Lismore Campus, Australia
Vacancy ID: 12119
Appointment Type: Part-time (50%), continuing

Salary: $28,389 – $38,366 per annum plus leave loading and employer’s contribution to superannuation
Open to: Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents. Indigenous Australians are encouraged to apply.

Position Overview
The School of Arts and Social Sciences is a large, multi-disciplinary School which offers programs across Southern Cross University’s Lismore, Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast and Tweed Heads campuses, and via distance education. The School offers a range of awards in the areas of Humanities, Media, Contemporary Music, Visual Arts and Social Sciences on-campus and in flexible delivery modes, all of which include Honours programs. The School is seeking to appoint an Associate Lecturer (part-time, 50%) to deliver high quality teaching into contemporary music performance studies (specifically drumkit /percussion or guitar studies) within the Bachelor of Contemporary Music program. In addition, the appointee will participate in the development of teaching units within the program.

One of Australia’s premier contemporary music education programs, the Bachelor of Contemporary Music offers students the opportunity to gain a comprehensive grounding in all aspects of contemporary music practice. Situated at the SCU Lismore Campus on the North Coast of NSW, the course is conducted in a dynamic and innovative learning environment equipped with state of the art facilities. The course offers flexible learning pathways designed to launch students into successful careers as music performers, producers, songwriters, and music educators. The SCU Academic team represent a range of professional backgrounds and are well connected within the Australian music industry.

The successful applicant will also be expected to foster partnerships and develop and maintain appropriate links with community, professional and industry bodies. The successful applicant may be required to travel between all University campuses in order to undertake their duties.

Selection Criteria
Ideally, the appointee should possess the following qualifications, skills, abilities and experience:
1. A relevant postgraduate qualification.
2. Demonstrated high level of skills and knowledge of contemporary music as applied to drumkit /percussion or guitar studies.
3. Demonstrated teaching experience in contemporary music performance education within the tertiary education sector.
4. Evidence of high level professional experience as a performing musician in a variety of contemporary music contexts.
5. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in technology related to audio production and tertiary teaching.
6. A capacity to work well within a team environment.
7. A capacity for adaptability and flexibility in a rapidly changing environment.
8. Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and equity in the work place.

Position details:

Contact for further information:
Dr Barry Hill, Course Coordinator, Bachelor of Contemporary Music
02 6620 3908