Job: Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham

Assistant Professor of Music (0.8FTE) 

Reference: ARTS134019X1 

Closing Date: Friday, 31st May 2019 

Job Type: Research & Teaching 

Department: Music 

Salary: £36261 to £48677 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. 

Applications are invited for the above post based at the University of Nottingham, University Park Campus. The Department of Music is one of the UK’s leading centres for teaching and research in Music. The appointee to this post will play a central role in continuing to develop the Department’s provision in response to changing student demand. The successful candidate will have expertise in popular music studies, and secondary expertise in any area that will enhance the department’s existing curriculum and research strengths. Candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: music performance, music industry, music education, music technology, and world music studies. The successful applicant will be expected to teach in at least two areas of the music curriculum, to conduct internationally excellent research (involving the production of research outputs and impact case studies for forthcoming national research assessment exercises), to attract external research funding, to supervise postgraduate research students, and to contribute to departmental administration. In addition to making a significant leadership impact in research and teaching, the role holder will participate in the Department’s organisation, management and strategic planning and will also contribute to the University’s strategic planning processes. The role holder will act as principal investigator on major research projects, take responsibility for the quality of the design of Music courses/programmes and contribute generally to the development of teaching and assessment in the Department.

Candidates must have a PhD at the time of application. They must demonstrate experience and achievement in popular music studies reflected in an emerging national and international reputation, evidence of a promising publication record and success in delivering teaching within an agreed quality framework. 

This is a part time, 29 per week, permanent position. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of Department, Dr Lonán Ó Briain ( Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. 

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit:

To apply for this role, visit:

Dr Lonán Ó Briain

Head of Department and Associate Professor of Music

Department of Music, School of Humanities

University of Nottingham

University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

+44 (0)115 951 4641 |  

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