PRiSM Lecturer in Composition

Salary Grade: Grade 8a, SCP 36 to 39, currently £39,609, to £43,267 per annum (pending review)
Closing date: Midday Thursday 1st August 2019
Interview date: Wednesday 14th August 2019

This role is full time and permanent, commencing September 2019.

The RNCM is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Composition with a specialism in electronic music to join its ground-breaking interdisciplinary research centre PRiSM, the RNCM Centre for Practice & Research in Science & Music.

Launched in October 2017, PRiSM brings together researchers and practitioners in composition, performance, mathematics, artificial intelligence, music perception and big data to engage in creative research collaborations between the sciences and music. The RNCM was recently awarded £914,000 from Research England’s prestigious E3 fund to expand excellence within PRiSM and this new role is full time and permanent.

Through their work with PRiSM, the post-holder will make a significant contribution to the Research culture of the College, developing and maintaining a strong publication/output record and developing an international presence in their specialist field leading to a strong REF submission.

The post-holder will be affiliated with the RNCM’s renowned School of Composition and required to teach 1/1 and in seminar groups as well as to design, deliver and assess courses across a range of RNCM UG and PG modules with a particular focus on PRiSM’s expertise.

A proven track record as a composer of electronic music is essential, as well as previous experience of teaching at HE level. A strong knowledge of algorithmic composition / AI music and a willingness to engage with new music activity is desirable, as well as a strongly developing research profile. Particular consideration will be given to applicants who have successfully applied for post-Doctoral research project funding.

The successful applicant will be subject to a Disclosure application through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

For full details regarding this role please view the job description and person specification, which can be found in the download section.

To apply please submit a copy of your CV, please also include a link to three audio / visual examples of your music e.g. on Soundcloud or equivalent. Links to scores are also welcome if applicable and links to written articles / published papers that applicants have written are also encouraged. Please ensure that you complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring information and submit this along with your application.

Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be submitted to the panel.

Once you have submitted your application you will receive an email from our Human Resources Department confirming that your application has been received (please note that this email is not automated). Due to high volume of applications, after this communication only candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Informal enquiries regarding the role should be addressed to Professor Emily Howard, Director of PRiSM via email at and any general questions should be addressed to Bebee Wood, Human Resources Assistant via email at