Stipendiary Lectureship in Music

£15,703 p.a. (current rate)

Merton College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Music to teach undergraduates for an average of 6 weighted hours per week in full term. The appointment will be for the period 1 October 2022 until 30 September 2023. 

The main duties of the post will be: to teach and/or organise teaching for (i) the Prelims (first-year) papers in Topics I, Foundations in the Study of Music, Musical Analysis, and optional topics as necessary and (ii) the Final Honour School (second- and third-year) papers in Topics II and III, Musical Analysis and Criticism, Musical Thought and Scholarship, and optional topics as necessary; to advise, guide and supervise undergraduate research projects where appropriate; to share in the organisational responsibility for the undergraduate degree in Music; to act as Director of Studies for students studying Music; to provide study skills and pastoral support; and to take part in admissions procedures.

The successful candidate will have completed, or be in the late stages of, a doctorate in Music (preferably with a topic relating to music history post-1750)  and will be able to provide undergraduate teaching for Prelims and Final Honour School students studying Music.

The duties and skills required, and the entitlements of the post, are described in more detail in the further particulars which also contain information about how to apply.  These are available at or by emailing  The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 29 July 2022.  It is expected that interviews will be held on Friday 12 August 2022.


Merton College is an equal opportunities employer.