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Lecturer in Popular Music - Songwriting

Post Type:  Hourly-paid
Contract Type:  Permanent
Hourly Rate:  £52.23 to £61.29
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 22 June 2022
Interview Date:  Monday 04 July 2022
Reference:  258-22

We are looking to appoint an exceptional teacher to engage and inspire our students as a lecturer in songwriting.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is a forward-thinking world-class Higher Education Institution. At the leading edge of music and dance training, we provide the highest quality specialist education, reflecting the increasingly collaborative world of artistic practice and supporting professional artists' lifelong career development. 

The BA in Music Performance and Industry is a three-year undergraduate programme in popular music. As the post holder, you will join a team of highly-skilled, forward-thinking professionals committed to fresh approaches to learning and teaching. We emphasise creativity as students develop their voice, gaining skills in performance and production. You will teach different ability levels, ranging from students who specialise as producers to teaching entry-level music technology. The teaching delivery will be practical in small classes with some individual provision, and you will also be responsible for creating online content to support learning. This position is an excellent opportunity for a professional songwriter and visionary educator.

As a successful candidate, you will have substantial music industry experience and expertise in songwriting. You will have an understanding of songwriting techniques and how to teach them. You will be able to design schemes of work at all undergraduate levels that involve creating lyrics, melody, harmonic structures, and production techniques across a range of genres with recognised professional expertise in at least one specialism. Previous teaching experience and curriculum design in Higher Education are desirable though not exclusive. The Faculty of Music is committed to innovation in learning and teaching. As the music industry evolves, you will have a crucial role in keeping the programme updated with the latest developments. 

The BA in Music Performance and Industry seeks to address the inequality in society by positively encouraging a diverse student and staff membership. We aim to foster an inclusive community that reflects our society. Therefore, we actively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, and maternity.

Please note all applications submitted will be shortlisted anonymously by our recruiting panel, so please ensure that your name and personal details are not included to the supporting statement, otherwise we will not be able to consider your application.

If you think this might be just the job for you, please click on ‘Apply online’ to complete and submit an application form.

For any queries about this role that are not covered in the job pack, please email Katerina Filosofopoulou, our People Services and Resourcing Officer on

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All of our taught programmes are validated by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Research degrees are validated by City, University of London. 

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales Company No. 51090. Registered Charity No. 309998.

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