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Associate Head of BMus, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


Associate Head of BMus

School of Music

Permanent, Full Time

Salary Scale: £44,835 - £50,465 per annum

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is a national and international centre of excellence for performing arts education. As one of the world’s most multi-disciplinary conservatoires, we offer specialised and intensive teaching in music, drama, dance, film and production, as well as encouraging trans-disciplinary learning across our uniquely innovative curriculum.

The Conservatoire’s BMus undergraduate programme is a highly specialised music degree for performers and composers. The programme includes pathways in Performance, Composition, Jazz, Traditional Music and Joint Principal Study.


We are: looking to appoint a highly creative, proactive and experienced academic to assist in the effective management and delivery of the BMus programme and programme staff. As an active music researcher or practitioner, you will apply your own musical specialism/s and academic teaching expertise to enhance the BMus curriculum in innovative ways.   

You will: assist the Head of BMus in developing and delivering the BMus curriculum. As Associate Head, you will have designated responsibility for Years 1 and 2, including oversight of the core musicianship curriculum. You will collaborate with teaching staff from all departments to ensure the continued academic, artistic and professional relevance of the BMus programme.

You will have: a postgraduate qualification or doctorate in music with substantial academic teaching and administration experience in a conservatoire or university setting. This should include teaching and curriculum design experience in one or more areas of musicianship. You will be a musician with deep and applied knowledge of Higher Education policies and current teaching practices and a strong understanding of conservatoire learners. An excellent communicator, you will have the ability to work effectively with students and staff at all levels. 

Closing date for applications: Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 at 5pm


Interview date: Monday, 13th May 2019

Full details for the post including the job description and terms and conditions are available from the Conservatoire vacancies page at -

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