Job Details

  • Reference number: E210410
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: November 30th
  • Remuneration package: The 2021 annual cost of employment at lecturer level (50%teaching rich), including benefits is R R382 787

Background to Position

As one of the largest and most diverse tertiary music institutions in South Africa, the South African College of Music pursues a wide range of musical activities. Besides the flourishing opera school, there is a strong practical tradition in the field of African and World music, Jazz and Western music performance as well as departments in musicology, composition, music education and music technology. We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Jazz Saxophone, effective 1 February 2022 or soon thereafter. The applicant must be a practitioner in the field with a proven track record of high-level performance at national and international levels as well as substantial experience in teaching and lecturing at tertiary level. The successful applicant will form part of a team of lecturers dedicated to the teaching of all aspects of performance in Jazz at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Job Description


• Teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate performance courses including instrument instruction, improvisation, masterclass, and ensemble

• Practical postgraduate supervision

• Curriculum design

• Administrative duties

Inherent Criteria


• MMus in Jazz Performance

• An active performing career with proven track record at national and international level

• Proficiency in teaching all saxophones and doubling instruments, including flute and clarinet

• Proficiency in consensus improvisatory jazz styles, including bebop, contemporary jazz and South African contemporary jazz styles

• Versatility and knowledge of traditional and contemporary jazz and South African jazz repertoire • Experience teaching at tertiary level in all aspects of performance including improvisation and ensemble

• Experience in leading a section in large ensemble formats especially big band and contemporary large ensemble

• Professional experience in related musical disciplines such as orchestra, pit orchestra, musical theatre or other professional productions

Application Requirement

To apply, please e-mail the documents below in a single pdf file to Ian Petersen:

- UCT Application Form (download at

- Cover letter, and

- Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line. An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be required to present a masterclass and a short recital.

Telephone: 021 650 2163


Reference number: E210410

Closing date: 12 December 2021

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About University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa's oldest university, and is one of Africa's leading teaching and research institutions. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, a high school for boys. The College had a small tertiary-education facility that grew substantially after 1880, when the discovery of gold and diamonds in the north – and the resulting demand for skills in mining – gave it the financial boost it needed to grow. The College developed into a fully fledged university during the period 1880 to 1900, thanks to increased funding from private sources and the government.