University of York

University of York

Lecturer in Sound Recording and Music Production

United Kingdom

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Lecturer in Sound Recording and Music Production


School of Arts and Creative Technologies


£44,263 - £54,395 per year


Grade 7

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University of York campus

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  • Job Description 13087 (Teaching & Research).pdf (PDF, 305.59kb)

  • Job Description 13087 (Teaching & Scholarship).pdf (PDF, 307.23kb)

  • Role Description School

    We seek a Lecturer with expertise in sound recording, music production and studio practice. The post is offered on a full-time open basis from 1 September 2024, and the role-holder can be appointed to a contract that includes either teaching and administration only, or teaching, research and administration. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with significant industry achievements and teaching experience within a higher education context. You will have a specialism that complements our strengths in acoustic sound recording, popular music production across genres and cultural studies, and that allows us to develop our teaching (and potentially research) in related areas.


    You will lead our MA in Music Production and Audio Cultures and contribute to our BA Music and Sound Recording. You will supervise individual undergraduates and MA students and potentially also PhD students. Your administrative duties will involve participation in committees, and activities related to student recruitment, pastoral care and public outreach. You will commit to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the School.

    If appointed to a contract that includes research, you will undertake a programme of independent research that includes major grant applications and leads to high-quality outputs for the School's submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

    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 PhD in Music Technology, Audio Engineering or a subject related to popular music studies and/or equivalent professional experience.

  • You will have appropriate academic teaching qualifications/experience or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.

  • You will have specialist practical knowledge of sound recording, music production and studio practice across a range of genres and styles.

  • If appointed to a contract that includes research, you will have a well- developed research profile and evidence of dissemination of research findings through publications, presentations or practice research.

  • You will have evidence of successful Higher Education course planning and student supervision and 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 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: please contact 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


    Lecturer in Sound Recording and Music Production


    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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