Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Subject: Vacancy for Professor of Music, University College Cork, Ireland

University College Cork (UCC) seeks an outstanding appointee for the full-time permanent position of Professor of Music to lead research in music, contribute to UCC Music's national and international profile, and play a critical role in attracting external research funding. The appointee will assume a leadership role in the further development of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the discipline.

The staff complement of Music comprises scholars, composers, improvisers, and performers, presenting a symbiosis of music scholarship, composition, and performance to an extent unique in Ireland. The Department embraces multiple disciplines including musicology, ethnomusicology, anthropology of music, critical studies, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, film studies, performance studies, composition and music technology.

A model music department of the 21st century, the Department has an ethos that is centered on the understanding that all kinds of music are equally worthy of study and performance. As such, the Department delivers a diverse research-led curriculum. Music's research achievements show excellence at national and international levels, particularly in the areas of composition, ethnomusicology including Irish traditional music, historical and critical musicology. The appointee will be expected to play a pivotal academic leadership role in further developing the strengths of the department and to be an effective contributor to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, doctoral supervision and administrative elements of the School. The appointee will be expected to act as Head of Department/School.

The appointee will have a doctorate in Music or a cognate subject or equivalent evidence of a scholarly reputation of international standing in Music. A significant track-record of sustained internationally published research (or equivalent in composition) is required along with a proven record of seeking and obtaining substantial funding for research. S/he will have the requisite communication, management, administrative and leadership skills to manage an active and developing department.

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For informal discussion, please contact: Dr. Melanie Marshall, School of Music and Theatre. +353 21 4904629

Closing date: 8 April 2011.