[AMS-announce] JOB: Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Music, Univ. of Southampton

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University of Southampton
School of Humanities

Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Music

We seek to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Music. We
particularly seek a specialist in western music of the period 1750 to
the present.  Applicants for this post should have a PhD in Music (or
equivalent), teaching experience in higher education, a record of
publication in musicology defined in its broadest sense - embracing
history, theory and analysis, philosophy and sociology of music - and
evidence of future potential for significant research in the field.
(For appointment at Senior Lecturer level, a substantial dossier of
published research and evidence of an ability to provide academic
leadership is expected.) The successful candidate will be expected (1)
to conduct ambitious programmes of research; (2) contribute to
undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in one or more of the
following areas: history of Western art music, music theory and
analysis, harmony and counterpoint; and (3) undertake administrative
duties as required .

The appointment will be made in the salary range of £23,457 to
£48,765, depending on qualifications and experience, and will commence
on 1 September 2007. The closing date for applications will be 24
November 2006.

For specific enquiries relating to this post, please contact:
Professor Mark Everist, Head of Music
Email: m.everist at soton.ac.uk

For those less familiar with the academic system in the UK:

"Lecturer" is a rank roughly equivalent to "assistant professor" in
the US and Canada. In this case candidates should have a PhD in hand
by the time of appointment; we would be pleased to receive
applications from candidates with three to four years of university
teaching experience. "Senior Lecturer" is roughly equivalent to
"associate professor." Candidates at this rank should have, as the ad
says, a substantial dossier of published research and seven to ten
years of university teaching experience. Although universities in the
UK do not grant "tenure" in the North American sense, appointment at
either level will effectively be permanent, subject to a three-year
probationary period.

The Department of Music at the University of Southampton is a large,
research-led department with strong offerings in musicology,
performance, and composition; we offer a full range of undergraduate
and postgraduate degrees through the PhD. We are one of four
departments in UK to obtain the highest possible award (5*A) in the
2001 Research Assessment Exercise; and with an "Excellent" in the
Music Teaching Quality Assessment, we are one of only two departments
nationally to have obtained the highest possible ranking in both
teaching and research. For more information please see our web site:

One particular difference between academic hiring in the UK and
elsewhere is the interview process. In the UK all finalists are
invited to campus on the same day; each gives a short teaching or
research presentation and then is interviewed by the entire committee.
A hiring decision is often made very quickly (within days).

Professor Mark Everist,
Head of Music,
University of Southampton,
Southampton SO17 1BJ
+44 (0)23: 8059 4563 (Tel.)
+44 (0)23: 8059 3197 (Fax)
m.everist at soton.ac.uk

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