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Teaching Associate (Fixed Term)

The Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Teaching Associate in Music, specialising in Musical Performance Studies from October 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of two years. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Music with a well-developed track record in musicological research, particularly in the field of Musical Performance Studies as well as experience of successfully developing and delivering teaching within Higher Education.

At the heart of a vast network of musical study, research and practice, the Faculty of Music is made up of 14 academic staff, 6 postdoctoral researchers, 12 affiliated lecturers and 16 support staff who work with around 200 undergraduates and 75 graduate students. As a world-leading centre of research the Faculty includes specialists in medieval and renaissance music, early modern music, nineteenth-century music, opera, popular music, ethnomusicology, performance studies, composition, and scientific approaches to music. The Faculty hosts the Cambridge Centre for Musical Performance Studies (CMPS) and the Centre for Music and Science (CMS). The Faculty facilities include a fully professional concert hall, a music library, a purpose-built studio and music computing facilities, as well as an impressive collection of historical instruments and a Javanese gamelan. Further information about the Faculty of Music is available from

The successful candidate will deliver courses at undergraduate level and contribute to graduate teaching where appropriate. They will teach a second-year Introduction to Performance Studies course, which currently includes modules on historical performance, analysis and performance, and the psychology of performance. The appointee will also be expected to deliver one or more courses on an approved subject of their own choice, in addition to carrying out examining and administrative duties on behalf of the Faculty.

The closing date for applications is midnight (BST) on Friday 01 September 2017. Interviews are currently scheduled to take place on Wednesday 20 September 2017 in central Cambridge.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any questions about the vacancy or the application process, please contact Alex Drury, Faculty Manager, at in the first instance.

Please quote reference GT12606 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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