University of York

University of York

Associate Lecturer in Music Technology

United Kingdom

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Associate Lecturer in Music Technology


School of Arts and Creative Technologies


£36,024 - £44,263 per year


Grade 6

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University of York campus (with some remote working options available)

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To be confirmed

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  • Role Description


    We seek an Associate Lecturer with expertise in sound recording and music production, including digital and analogue signal processing, and sequencing, sampling and synthesis techniques. The post is offered as a full-time open contract, starting 1 September 2024, and includes teaching and administration. You should have practical experience in music production, audio programming environments and synthesis, teaching experience related to sound recording and music technology, and an understanding of related cultural, theoretical and historical contexts, including issues such as social inequalities and lack of diversity within the music industry and cultural-technological shifts in recording and production.


    You will deliver teaching (both practice-based and theory-led) at undergraduate and postgraduate level on the BA in Music and Sound Recording and MA in Music Production and Audio Cultures. You will supervise independent undergraduate and postgraduate projects as well as contributing to the day-to- day running of courses and facilities. Your administrative duties will include participation in committees, as well as activities related to student recruitment, pastoral care and public outreach. You will commit to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the School.

    We recognise the many benefits of a diverse workforce and are committed to ensuring an inclusive place to work, live and study. We particularly encourage applications from women and members of minority groups, who are underrepresented across the School as a whole.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • You will have a postgraduate qualification in Music Technology, Audio Engineering or a related subject with appropriate academic teaching qualifications or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.
  • You will have specialist knowledge of sound recording, music production, studio practice, digital signal processing, audio programming environments, and related cultural, theoretical and historical contexts.
  • You will be able to communicate MaxMSP, DSP, and MIDI programming techniques clearly to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • You will be able to design and deliver teaching material across a range of modules and programmes and demonstrate evidence of successful Higher Education teaching planning and student supervision.
  • You will have knowledge and experience of a range of teaching strategies to enthuse, engage and retain students, including those from underrepresented social groups.
  • You will have highly developed oral and written communication skills.
  • You will have a commitment to high quality, and be able to display creativity, initiative and judgement.
  • You will demonstrate a collaborative ethos, be willing to work proactively with colleagues and display a positive attitude towards colleagues and students.
  • You will show commitment to the School/University through the undertaking of administration duties.
  • Interview date: To be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: Dr Áine Sheil, Head of School ([email protected])

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

    Job details


    Associate Lecturer in Music Technology


    University of York


    United Kingdom


    February 08, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 06, 2024

    Job type



    Arts and Culture

    About the employer

    The University of York was established in 1963 when the University Grants Commission permitted a university in 1960. The university started operating with its first batch of 230 students on Oct. 9, 1963, under the leadership of Lord James as its chancellor. Originally the university only had 28 staff members and six departments; economics, English, education, history, politics, and mathematics. At present, the university includes nine colleges and more than 30 research centers and academic departments. The university is now accredited by the Privy Council.

    Located in Heslington, the University of York has been improving and expanding its campus ever since its establishment. The campus has plenty of landmarks, sculptures, and college buildings. The King's Manor is a historic structure that currently houses the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Department of Archaeology. Located in the center of the campus, Central Hall is a tiered auditorium used for hosting concerts, competitions, conferences, graduations, fashion shows, and other events. The university's archives and library network includes many libraries on the campus and in the nearby area. The JB Morrell library is the campus' main library. Heslington Hall is another significant landmark of the campus.

    The University of York offers a plethora of undergraduate, research, and postgraduate programs in various fields like archaeology, sciences, computer science, law, management, medicine, mathematics, languages, arts, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. The university has 18,930 students. The university has collaborations with reputed research-oriented institutions across the world. It is a part of an alliance of 24 well-established research-intensive universities. Also, the university has great student exchange programs and research links with numerous other universities around the globe. It offers excellent professional training to its students and provides them outstanding employment opportunities in prestigious firms.

    The university has produced several notable and successful alumni. Greg Dyke is a renowned British journalist, media executive, broadcaster, and football administrator. Aníbal Cavaco Silva is Portugal's former president. Mahmoud Mohieldin is the vice-president of the World Bank Group. Jung Chang is a British writer, famous for her award-winning book 'Wild Swans'. Anthony Horowitz is an English screenwriter and novelist, popular for his works such as 'The Diamond Brothers' series, 'The Power of Five' series, and the 'Alex Rider' series. Han Seung-soo is South Korea's former prime minister. Peter Hitchens is an author and journalist who writes for The Mail. His popular works include 'The Abolition of Britain', 'The War We Never Fought', and 'The Rage Against God'. Many other distinguished people are a part of the university's alumni network.

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