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Lecturer in Music Production and Sound Design

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £40,322 per annum
Tenure:  Full time Permanent
Release Date:  Monday 07 June 2021
Closing Date:   Monday 12 July 2021
Reference:  DTA20-11

Who is Staffordshire University? 

Staffordshire University is an award-winning institution with over 100 years’ experience in delivering excellent higher education. Our main Stoke-on-Trent campus is located in the heart of the UK, with Centres of Excellence located in the towns of Stafford and Shrewsbury.

After a highly successful year in 2019, which included entering THE World University rankings for the first time, securing TEF Gold, and climbing in all the league tables, our University has constantly expanded its physical presence through new and industry-leading building developments and facilities. Looking towards our 2030 strategy, we are now transforming specific business processes to improve the student experience and integrate a wider feeling of inclusion and safety for our on-campus community.

About the role

Staffordshire University is a leading University in the creative industries, with an exciting portfolio of courses, which comprise of a range of successful undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and is the home of a world class set of music studios. 

The Media and Performance Department is looking for experienced candidates in Music and Sound Design who have demonstrable excellence in a range of skills including

  • Previous experience of traditional studio craft, in particular studio-based recording and mixing. Use of Apple Logic and/or Avid Pro Tools. 
  • Additional experience of either sound for other media (games, film, TV) or music business and law would be beneficial.
  • Other skills such as composition, performance, harmony and orchestration or song-writing would be beneficial.

You would be expected to engage with enterprise activity, as well as developing your individual research and university research profiles. You will also be expected to contribute to engagement with schools, colleges and recruitment activities. We ensure the success of our courses through constant meaningful collaboration with the games industry, which you will be a part of.

You should be qualified to PhD level or have equivalent professional standing in a relevant subject area.

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans
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Further details:

Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.


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