The University of Wolverhampton

Lecturer in Popular Music

Walsall Campus
Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences
Contract Type
Advert Status
35,844 - 42,793 pa
Closing Date
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The School of Performing Arts at the University of Wolverhampton is seeking to make a number of key appointments to support delivery of its newly-validated suite of music courses. Housed in our purpose-built facilities, the Performance Hub on our Walsall campus, the School offers a wide portfolio of courses and has strong links with industry. We are committed to providing an excellent student experience and suitable candidates will be expected to demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for teaching, with the desire to support students to fulfil their potential and realise their career ambitions.


The School of Performing Arts is seeking to appoint a lecturer in popular music.


You will have a track record of delivering teaching in Higher Education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will possess a PhD (or be near completion) with evidence of publications in the field of popular music.


The ability to deliver specialist modules in any of the following is desirable: Popular music performance, studio arranging and musicianship, songwriting, musicology, or industry practice. You will also be required to contribute to project supervision and supervising students on recital and performance projects. Experience as a vocalist would also be desirable.


Your approach will be student-centred, focused on promoting student achievement, celebrating diversity and working to remove disparity from the student experience.  You will also demonstrate excellent academic citizenship, working collegiately and collaboratively with colleagues in the School of Performing Arts and in the positive promotion of the University’s values.


For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Helen Rudge, Deputy Head of the School of Performing Arts:  


The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation.

As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).

We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident employer status, included in the Stonewall list of employers and are working towards improving our practices against Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter. We believe in creating an even playing field for all our colleagues, where we can all belong.


Living Wage  Stonewall Diversity Champion  Disability Confident    Athena SWAN Gender Charter BronzeREC Charter Bronze



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