Friday, April 25, 2014

Vacancy: Peter Sowerby Research Associate in Performance Science

Peter Sowerby Research Associate in Performance Science

Fixed-term for one year (starting September 2014)


The Royal College of Music is one of Britain’s leading conservatoires. It provides specialised musical education and professional training at the highest international level for performers and composers.


This is a newly created fixed term post (one year) which sits within the RCM’s Centre for Performance Science (CPS), an internationally distinctive centre for research, teaching and knowledge exchange in music performance science. The post, which is funded by the Peter Sowerby Foundation, is linked to the CPS’s Performance Simulator, an innovative training facility that enables musicians to practise and refine their professional skills in interactive, virtual performance environments. The appointment will involve taking a lead role in researching and developing applications of the simulator, including designing original studies into musicians’ learning and performance and working to apply project outcomes widely across the RCM’s learning and teaching activities.


You should be an active researcher with a proven ability to manage large-scale projects, preferably within the fields of applied performance psychology and physiology (e.g. studies of heart rate variability in stress assessment contexts), and an ability to work effectively in music education and training settings.


The successful applicant should be available to start by 1 September 2014.


For further information please see the ‘Jobs and Opportunities’ section of our website at


Completed application forms should be returned to Tim Rounding at or Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BS.


Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 16 May 2014.


Interviews will be held on Thursday 5 June 2014.


The Royal College of Music is an equal opportunities employer.