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Screening job market professor Guitar

The School of Arts Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp of the AP University College Antwerp has an open vacancy for the position of: teaching assignment Guitar Professor (classical music) (starting date: September 2023)

1. Screening of the job market

The Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp of the AP University College Antwerpen organizes a screening of the job market for a teaching assignment Guitar Professor (classical music).

2. Who can apply?

Staff members of the Royal Conservatoire – AP University College Antwerpen as well as external individuals.

3. Job description

To train creative musicians through individual and group oriented classes, conducting rehearsals, coaching pedagogical projects, research etc.

4. Profile

The candidate:

- is an artistic personality, active as a professional guitar player on established national and international stages as a soloist, in chamber music and in ensemble;
- is proficient in both the classical and contemporary repertoire. Mastering one or more related instruments at a professional level is recommended;
- has an extensive discography as an instrumentalist;
- combines artistic and pedagogical talent and experience and can prove his/her pedagogical skills (please include supporting documents in the application file);
- is enthusiastic about teaching and can transmit that to the students, puts the students at the center, gives them sufficient room for personal development and knows how to keep them motivated
- Problem solving skills and a team player;
- is flexible and committed;
- is prepared to stimulate artistic research among the students, research competencies are recommended;
- is interested in deepening the personal artistic practice through performance-oriented research;
- has experience with or is interested in interdisciplinary project work.

The candidate

- lives or works in Belgium or is willing to work or relocate to live in Belgium;
- has close relations to the Belgian music network and in particular to Flemish part-time arts education (DKO) and/or the secondary arts schools;
- is willing to cooperate with colleagues in the framework of a pedagogical project;
- is committed to the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp and AP University College Antwerp;
- has a fluent knowledge of Dutch and English, or is willing to become proficient.
- has good artistic, pedagogical and team player references. (evidence documents must be included in the application file)
- for international candidates: has a European nationality or a valid work permit for Belgium (evidence of this should be included in the application file)

5. Selection criteria - Procedure

Phase 1 – please send in your completed file by the 7th of December 2022 at 9.00h a.m at the latest
Interested candidates are requested to submit an application file. This file should contain the following:
- motivation letter and curriculum vitae (list of concerts and discography included);
- written artistic references regarding the international reputation and artistic career as a guitar player (letters of reference);
- proof of European nationality or valid work permit for Belgium;
- pedagogical references (including contact details) or evidence of pedagogical assignments, preferably at higher education level;
- a memo on the personal vision of the artistic-pedagogical project that one wishes to realise at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp.

Phase 2 – first selection based on file
A first selection by the Artistic board of the Music program takes place based on the submitted file: the artistic board can decide to involve additional experts to make this selection.

Phase 3 – screening tests 31st January and 1st Febraury 2023
Selected candidates are invited to participate in a screening test, which will be evaluated by a screening commission comprising of internal and external experts. The test consists of:
- a public lesson with 2 students of different levels and of different repertoire
- a public recital: the candidate presents a 30-minute program with works from at least 3 different style periods, from which the jury may choose. The candidate may perform (part of) a work on a related instrument but is not obliged to do so.
If one opts for a work with accompaniment, the candidate will provide his/her own pianist.
- an interview on the motivation, the chosen compositions, the repertoire, the view on the methodology of study and on the contents and the structure of the curriculum, the evaluation of the students, concerts, a case study, etc.
The following components will be considered for the ranking of the candidates by the commission:
- the file submitted
- the public lesson
- the pedagogical experience
- the interview
- the recital
- the artistic personality
The screening commission will proceed to write a motivated report on the result of the screening, and this will contain the ranking of the candidates.

Phase 4 – possible employment
Based on the results of this screening, the artistic board will consider the possibilities for a possible employment (guest professor status) and will conduct the necessary dialogues in that regard.
If this results in an employment, the candidate will be offered a remuneration as a guest professor. The assignment volume of this contract (amount of employment) will be calculated based on the number of students: depending on the actual number of students enrolled in the class, the salary will be calculated proportionally.
If no candidates apply for this screening, or if none of the candidates applied are ranked by the screening commission, or if the interviews for possible employment do not result in a positive recommendation, the artistic staff can initiate employment interviews with a candidate lecturer outside this screening procedure to temporarily fill the vacancy.
In that case, the filling in by the external candidate-teacher is evaluated at the end of the academic year, with the assessment proceeding in accordance with (phase 3 of) the usual screening procedure.

6. Practical information

Interested individuals are requested to submit a file (description see point 5 phase 1) by mail to before 7th December 2022 at 9.00am at the latest
Should you require any information or have any questions, please contact:
Lies Colman, Artistic Director Classical Music,

More information on the Music department can be found on The screening regulations (Dutch) can be viewed here.