Lecturer Below the Bar in Community Music

Lecturer Below the Bar in Community Music

Friday, 19 May 2017, 12.00pm

The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance is seeking a Lecturer below the bar in Community Music.

LOCATION: Irish World Academy of Music & Dance
REPORTS TO: Director, Irish World Academy of Music & Dance
CONTRACT TYPE: Tenure Track (five year fixed term).  During the term of the contract the successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply for tenure in accordance with the University’s Policy and Procedures for Granting Multi-annual Status to Entry-level Academic Staff
SALARY SCALE: €38,348 - €52,722 p.a. 

This position is subject to Garda Vetting and Foreign Police Clearance.  If you have resided in countries outside of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland for a period of 6 months or more since the age of eighteen, it will be mandatory for you to furnish Foreign Police Clearance Certificates from those countries, stating that you have no convictions recorded against you while residing there.  You will need to provide a separate Police Clearance Certificate for each country you have resided in.  Please note; any costs incurred in this process will be borne by the candidate.

• Doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) in Community Music, or a related discipline

This position will facilitate the development, in the first instance, of the Festive Arts and Community Music programmes, linking them in creative ways, especially through performance, teaching and research.  It will contribute to other programmes within the overall context and ethos of the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, University of Limerick, working closely with festival initiatives linked to, or initiated by, the Irish World Academy.  The successful candidate will also contribute to the research environment of the Academy, in accordance with their genres and specialisations and it is envisaged that s/he may act as course director of the MA Community Music programme. 

The MA Community Music is a successful and established programme at the Academy.  The candidate will demonstrate experience and academic knowledge of the field of community music, both within and outside of festive contexts.  S/he should have experience as a practical facilitator or administrator in the provision of community music and also have a demonstrable academic interest in the area.  S/he should also demonstrate that s/he has the skills and knowledge necessary to act as course director of the MA in Community Music.  

The MA Festive Arts programme is another successful, taught, one-year Masters programme at the Irish World Academy.  This programme has allowed the Academy to expand its pedagogical offerings to include the study of other aspects of performance. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the curriculum of this programme.  

The MA Festive Arts and MA Community Music are part of a suite of thirteen taught Masters programmes at the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, which also offers the BA Performing Arts with five pathways (Irish Traditional Music; Irish Traditional Dance; Contemporary Dance; Voice; World Music), as well as doctoral-level research opportunities and a structured PhD programme in Arts Practice. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to programmes across the Academy. 

Essential Criteria
• Doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) in Community Music, or a related discipline
• A proven track record of research interest in relevant performance/academic areas 
• A proven track record of engagement with and coordination of community music/education projects 
• A demonstrable ability to communicate effectively in an environment of innovation in teaching and learning practice 
• An ability to form strong academic and performance relationships across a wide range of interests at the Irish World Academy
• A demonstrable ability to coordinate administrative responsibilities relevant to an academic programme of study
• A resonance with, and an ability to contribute to the developing programmes at the Academy

Desirable Criteria
• Experience in innovative and performance-based teaching
• Experience of teaching at third level
• A specific performance skill relevant to festival performance

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Published on 1 May 2017

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