Job Details

  • Reference number: E220281
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: July 8th
  • Remuneration package: The 2022 annual cost of employment, including benefits at Lecturer R805 385.

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 on 1 January 2023 a Lecturer in Ensemble and Woodwind with an emerging track record in rehearsing and conducting ensemble performances, as well as teaching and performance of a woodwind instrument in the Western music tradition. The department recognises an active performance portfolio as a legitimate form of research under the tenets of Performance Based Research. The successful applicant will form part of a team of lecturers dedicated to the teaching of all aspects of the theory and practice of performance of Western music at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Job Description


• Teaching of undergraduate practical courses in the field of woodwind performance, including teaching method and repertoire. This includes administrative duties relating to monitoring and recording the progress, development and achievement of students throughout their period of study as well as the individual’s welfare.

• Rehearsing and conducting the SACM student ensembles, such as the Symphony Orchestra, the String Ensemble, and the Windband. This includes administrative duties relating to project schedules.

• Producing research / creative outputs within UCT structures and outside.

• Engage with external, non-academic constituencies in relation to the disciplinary and professional expertise of the position.

• Administrative duties, for example, in auditioning and admissions procedures, and panels for student assessments.

Inherent Criteria


• An MMus in Performance, or PGDip in Performance, or equivalent professional credentials.

• Experience as conductor of large ensembles at a national level.

• Evidence of research / creative outputs such as solo performance on a woodwind instrument.

• Experience in teaching of a woodwind instrument at an advanced level.

The following will be advantageous:

• International experience as conductor of ensembles.

• Experience in teaching conducting.

• Administrative experience

Application Requirement

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

- UCT Application Form (download at

- Cover letter

- 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 asked to show their competence in the field.

UCT is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups including candidates with disabilities. UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

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.