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Lecturer In Brass Instruments University of the Free State

Western CapeSouth Africa
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job description - Lecturer In Brass Instruments

  • Teach brass instruments at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  •    Teach chamber music/ensemble at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 
  •    Teach brass instrument teaching method.
  •    Assist with the management of the Free State Youth Wind Ensemble. 
  •    Co-conduct the Free State Youth Wind Ensemble.
  •    Coordinate with other large ensemble management. 
  •    Contribute to the OSM's research outputs (creative/academic). 
  •    Provide academic supervision.
  •    Maintain an active performing career.
  •    Manage the Heidedal and similar outreach projects. 
  •    Active engagement in recruiting.
  •    Accompany the School on recruitment trips.
  •    Assist with OSM artistic initiatives.


Inherent Job Requirements:

  •    A PhD in Performance studies in any Brass instrument on NQF level 10, or equivalent qualification (for a permanent appointment)


  •    Master’s degree in Performance studies in any Brass instrument on NQF level 9, or equivalent qualification (contract appointment: 5 years during which a PhD on NQF level 10 MUST be obtained to be converted into a permanent position). 
  •    Teaching experience in various brass instruments.
  •    Proven experience in conducting large ensembles.
  •    Proven experience with outreach projects.
  •    Demonstrate proven artistry as a solo, chamber music, and orchestral performer at national and/or international levels.
  •    A good academic record


  •    Proven record of creative outputs at national and/or international level.
  •    Experienced pedagogue and performer or pedagogue and performer with outstanding potential.

Key Competencies required:

  •    Results orientated:
    •     The ability to cope with a frequently changing environment and to adapt to evolving situations.
    •     The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations.
  •    Strategic thinking:
    •     The ability to focus on details, work towards perfection, and approach work in a neat and organised manner.
    •     The ability to be creative and open-minded when addressing work issues.
  •    Business acumen:
    •     Ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
    •     Proficient in using MS Office.
  •    Leading:
    •     The ability to maintain high levels of personal motivation, energy and enthusiasm.
    •     The ability to lead, take charge of situations, and offer opinions and directions to others.
  •    Building coalitions:
    •     The ability to be sensitive and understanding to the needs and feelings of others.
    •     The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.
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