Research Fellow in Performance Science

45463.00 - 52080.00 GBP Annual
18 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Founded in 1882, the Royal College of Music (RCM) is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. Our 800 undergraduate and postgraduate students come from over 60 countries and are taught in a dynamic environment, leaving the RCM to become the outstanding performers, conductors and composers of the future. In 2017, the RCM was named by the QS World University Rankings as the top conservatoire in the UK and second in the world for the Performing Arts.

The Centre for Performance Science takes a strongly interdisciplinary approach to investigating performance, accessing expertise and facilities across the RCM and Imperial College London.

Based at the RCM, this permanent, full-time Research Fellowship is in the field of Arts in Health. You will be well positioned to forge partnerships in performance science throughout the RCM and Imperial College, including (but not limited to) Imperial's Faculty of Medicine and affiliated hospitals. In addition, you will teach on the RCM's MSc in Performance Science, leading a new module in Performing Arts in Health, and will contribute to the RCM's doctoral programme in performance science.

In the first three years of the appointment (2018-20), you will play a key role, as an investigator, in shaping and delivering HEartS, a GBP1 million public health project funded by the AHRC examining the impact of the arts and culture on health and wellbeing, from individual, social and economic perspectives. The project is led by Aaron Williamon, Head of CPS, in collaboration with Marissa Miraldo (Imperial), Robert Perneczky (Imperial), Rosie Perkins (RCM) and Daisy Fancourt (UCL).

We are looking for candidates with the following attributes:

  • You will have an extensive track record of research in Performance Science or a related field
  • You will have expertise in research design, project management and the collection, processing and analysis of large datasets
  • You will have experience of teaching, examining and research supervision at undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels
  • You should have a global perspective and significant international contacts.

This role is offered on a permanent, full time (1FTE) basis and is available from January 2018.

For further details of this position please visit the RCM website.

To apply, please complete our Application and Equal Opportunities Monitoring forms available to download from the website via the button below. CVs without an application form will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 17 th July 2017, 12pm

Interview Date: 22 nd August 2017. With some roles at the RCM, second interviews may take place.

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities employer.