Lecturer in Folk and Traditional Music

Lecturer in Folk and Traditional Music

Monday, 30 November 2020, 5.00pm

The International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS) at Newcastle University wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Folk and Traditional Music to contribute to the teaching and supervision of music at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

You will be expected to contribute to the teaching of performance and historical-cultural approaches to folk music in the British Isles or Ireland. We are especially interested in hearing from candidates with expertise in traditional song and are seeking to appoint an established individual who has a strong track record of performance and/or scholarly research and who may be capable of working across the textual and practical musical domains.

You may hold a PhD in traditional/folk music, creative practice, ethnomusicology or a related field, or have equivalent professional experience in the field of traditional performance or composition. You will have a portfolio of internationally-recognized outputs (academic, performance and/or composition) and will be able to contribute significantly to Newcastle’s research culture and future REF submissions.

You will be able to demonstrate a track record of high quality teaching ideally within a higher education environment, as well as experience of having effective administration capabilities. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively and engagingly to students, staff and external audiences. You must be collegiate in approach, and will be able to work within a diverse and plural teaching and research environment.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Kirsten Gibson (Head of Music) (kirsten.gibson [at] newcastle.ac.uk / tel: 0191 208 5247).

See link below for further details.


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