The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Musicology teaches musicology at all levels and participates in research within a number of different fields, with a particular focus on music history and aesthetics, popular music and cultural analysis, and music cognition and technology. The Department has approximately 50 employees, including PhD and postdoctoral students, and admits a total of 90 bachelor- and master students each autumn.

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Music Research at the Department of Musicology

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Musicology is available at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo.

We are particularly interested in projects within the field of music cognition, and projects on topical research areas such as music-related body motion, cross-modal relationships of sound and motion, rhythm studies, and music and emotions. Projects that draw on methodologies from more than one discipline are particularly encouraged. There are no restrictions on musical genre. The appointed candidate will gain access to the world-class fourMs lab, with state-of-the-art motion capture systems and sound spatialisation facilities, as well as a range of other specialist facilities housed at the Department. It is expected that the candidate will work on an independent project and will be supervised by one or more researchers at the Department of Musicology.

The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty's organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The appointment is for a duration of three years. All PhD candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.

Qualifications

  • A Master's degree or equivalent in musicology or similar. The applicant is required to document that the degree matches the profile for the post. The Master's degree must have been obtained by the time of application.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project's scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant's estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant's ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

We offer

  • salary NOK 436 900 - 490 900, depending on qualifications
  • a professionally stimulatinging working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Master's degree. Applicants with education from a foreign university are advised to attach an explanation of their university's grading system
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 - 5 pages, see Template for project descriptions)

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo.

See also Guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Application deadline: 31. January 2018

Contact persons:
Head of Department Peter Edwards
Head of Administration Målfrid Hoaas
HR Officer Hilde Kristine Sletner

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About this job

  • Deadline
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Oslo
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Oslo
  • Place of service
    Nedre Blindern
  • Jobbnorge ID
    144342
  • Internal ID
    2017/12962 IMV
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Fixed Term

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