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Area Leader in History

Area Leader in History

Job reference: 706-22

Closing date: 9:00 AM, 9 September 2022

Interview date: Wednesday 21 September 2022

Salary: £50,192 - £57,494 per annum

Hours: Part time (0.9FTE)

Term: Permanent

Available: From December 2022

The College is seeking an experienced musician and educator to provide outstanding leadership in music history. The postholder will oversee the BMus core music history curriculum and elective modules in historical musicology.

The College’s Bachelor of Music programme is designed to develop outstanding musicians who will shape the future of classical music. Our redesigned historical studies curriculum encourages students to connect their own artistic practice in performance or composition with critical study of repertoire and performance traditions. Drawing upon the College’s research culture and world-leading facilities, including a new Museum and specialist collections, the curriculum explores the social, cultural, political, and technological factors that have influenced musical practices past and present.

You will be an experienced educator with a strong research profile in any area of historical musicology. You will have substantial previous experience of undergraduate teaching in music history. You will be adept at using technology in innovative ways to support student learning. You will understand diverse student needs and be able to devise engaging and inclusive learning activities for students at different levels.

Working in collaboration with the other Area Leaders, Registry, the Head of Undergraduate Programmes, and the Director of Programmes, you will make an important contribution to teaching and curriculum development at undergraduate level.

The RCM offers world-class teaching facilities, a creative and supportive environment for staff development, and a generous allocation of research time for active researchers.

We especially encourage applications from Black and ethnically diverse musicians, who are currently underrepresented in this area of the College.

Applicant Information Pack

How to apply

For full details of this position please download the Applicant Information Pack above.

To apply, please complete the following forms, which can be downloaded from further down this page:

  1. Application Form
  2. Equal Opportunities Form

Completed forms should be returned by email to Human Resources at or by post to Human Resources, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS. Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

If you are applying by email, please state clearly in the subject line the title of the post for which you are applying.

If you need to receive this documentation in an alternative format please contact to discuss your requirements.

CVs without an application form will not be accepted. All applicants will be required to provide evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK.

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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For more information please contact Recruitment

Zuzana Klejova and Philippa Style

HR Assistant

0207 591 4782 and 0207 591 4784