Area Leader ( Composition for Screen)

£50,000 - £59,999
09 Nov 2019
14 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
The Royal College of Music (RCM) is one of the world's greatest conservatoires. Our excellence was recognised by the 2019 QS World University Rankings, in which we ranked as the top institution for performing arts in the UK for the fourth consecutive year. The RCM also achieved an overall rating of gold for its outstanding teaching and learning provision for undergraduates in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

As Area Leader in Composition for Screen, you will lead the RCM's renowned Masters programme in Composition for Screen. This well-established and highly competitive programme attracts students from across the world to develop advanced skills in composition for screen including film, TV and video games. Graduates of the programme have gone on to work globally, with alumni recognised in the BAFTAs, Grammys, Golden Globes and Academy Awards.

As Area Leader, you will work closely with a team of teaching staff and the Head of Composition to ensure the currency and teaching quality of the programme. In close collaboration with the RCM Digital Team and the Creative Careers Centre you will take a lead in curricular, artistic, technological and research developments in the area of Composition for Screen. You will also contribute to the development and delivery of related provision as part of the BMus undergraduate programme and Masters options portfolio. It is also hoped that you will contribute to the supervision of doctoral students.

Applicants should hold a relevant PhD and have a national or international profile as a composer for screen, with a deep understanding of industry practices and technological developments. You will have substantial experience of teaching and assessment in a higher education setting, including designing and leading modules in relevant subject areas which may include: instrumental/electronic composition for screen, orchestration, film music, sound design and music technology. Experience of teaching composition and sound design for video games would be advantageous.

As an active practice-led researcher, you will be producing research outputs of world-leading or internationally-excellent quality, suitable for submission to the forthcoming REF. The successful candidate will join a thriving research community at RCM.

The RCM offers a generous allocation of research time, world-class teaching facilities, and a creative and supportive environment for staff development.

This post is available from January 2020 on a permanent, 0.8FTE basis. This is a position for which the RCM would consider acting as a sponsor for the relevant visa.

For full details of this position please read the Applicant Information Pack, available to download from the RCM website via the button below.

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