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Composition professor

Closing date: 9am Wednesday 9 June 2021

Interview date: Monday 21 June 2021

Salary: £51.38 per hour

Job Ref. No: 303-21 

The Royal College of Music (RCM) is one of the world's greatest conservatoires. Our excellence was recognised by the 2020 QS World University Rankings, in which we ranked as the top institution for performing arts in the UK for the fifth consecutive year, and top in Europe. The RCM also achieved an overall rating of gold for its outstanding teaching and learning provision for undergraduates in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

We are seeking to appoint a Composition professor who will support the growth, training and development of students studying composition to enable them to reach their full creative and artistic potential.

The role will mainly comprise teaching principal and second study composers in composition in regular (preferably weekly during term time) one-to-one sessions. There may also be opportunities to be involved in teaching in faculty classes and other composer workshops.

Applicants must be skilled in teaching, coaching and mentoring both one-to-one and in a group teaching environment with demonstrable experience teaching gifted and talented students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level ideally within a Conservatoire or University environment.

We particularly encourage female applicants and applications from Black and ethnically diverse candidates, as these groups are currently underrepresented within professorial roles at the Royal College of Music.

This post is offered on a part-time, hourly basis and is available from September 2021

To apply:

Please complete your 1) Cover Letter and 2) CV/biography along with a completed 3)  Equal Opportunities Form (available to download further down this page) and submit in PDF or Word format to the HR department by email to recruitment@rcm.ac.uk. 

 In your Cover Letter, please state clearly your musical discipline and outline how you meet the criteria set out in the role description and person specification for the role. On the top of your cover letter, please also confirm that you have the right to work in the UK and hold an appropriate work permit where relevant, as without this information we are unable to process your application.

Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

For full details of this position please click the below "Job Description" to read the full Applicant Information Pack:





Job Description


Equal Opportunities Form

Completed forms should be returned by post or email to Shevone Atkins, HR Assistant:

Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS



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

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

If you need to receive this documentation in a different format due to a disability, please contact Shevone Atkins to discuss your requirements.

All applicants must be permitted to work in the UK and hold a relevant work permit where necessary.


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