Lecturer in Contemporary Music and Culture

NZ School of Music, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
An exciting opportunity to work in the NZ School of Music

Location: Kelburn Campus
Term of Contract: Permanent
Closing Date: 31 July 2008
Reference: A249-08Z

Position Overview The New Zealand School of Music, a joint venture of Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington, seeks applicants for an appointment as Lecturer in Contemporary Music and Culture. The position will be based at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city.

The New Zealand School of Music is committed to the idea of music as an essential human activity that powerfully informs our contemporary social interactions and multiple identifications. The field of expertise required for this position is open and may be grounded in a number of areas: creative, critical, performative, theoretical or historical. Whilst the field of expertise remains flexible, the applicant should have a wide-ranging perspective on music and musical culture from the twentieth century until the present day and will be expected to teach and conduct research in some aspect of contemporary musical life.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or DMA, teaching experience at university level, and evidence of the ability to maintain an international profile in research and/or creative practice. Appointments will commence on 1 February 2009.

Two representative samples of scholarly writing should be included with the initial application. These can be e-mailed separately to Kushla Beacon: kushla.beacon@vuw.ac.nz. In addition please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent/e-mailed under separate cover to Kushla Beacon, to arrive by 31 July 2008.

For further information please contact the search committee chair, Stephan Prock or visit the website

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