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.

Associate Professor in Music Technology

A position of Associate Professor of Music Technology is available at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo.

The Department of Musicology seeks to appoint an associate professor in music technology. The successful candidate will carry out cutting-edge research within her/his specialisation and play an important role in building up the new Master’s programme “Music, Communication and Technology”. Starting in August 2018, this international programme is a joint initiative with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, 500 kilometres from Oslo. The programme is novel for both its two-campus organisation and for its fully “flipped-classroom” approach.

The candidate should have experience with network music making, including practical experience with real-time and audio-visual technologies, and network-based communication. Additional competencies could include virtual/augmented reality, motion capture, new interfaces for musical expression, music information retrieval, spatial audio, and entrepreneurship. The candidate must also show an interest in novel teaching-methods, including “flipped classroom”, problem-based learning, and guiding students in innovation and entrepreneurship.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates, participate in teaching and in exam setting and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department.

Requirements

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

  • Academic qualifications and academic production in music technology, with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking will be weighted more heavily than quantity
  • International peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience with research projects
  • Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the academic and research environment at the Department
  • Pedagogical qualifications and disposition to inspire students
  • Interest and ability in leadership and administration
  • Ability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration
  • Experience with and ability to build international networks
  • Skills within popular dissemination, public outreach and innovation

In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.

Academic quality, development potential and breadth will be prioritized in this order. The selected candidates are expected to contribute to the objective in the University of Oslo’s strategic plan to ‘strengthen its international position as a leading research-intensive university through a close interaction across research, education, communication and innovation’.

The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two-year period.

The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the appointee will be expected within a two-year period to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.

We offer

  • Salary level 517 700 – 600 200, depending on qualifications
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Pension agreement with Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • The opportunity to apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage

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

  • Application letter describing qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of published and unpublished works

Applicants are required to describe and document the entire range of qualifications and criteria described in the announcement of the post with concrete examples.

Please note that all documents must be submitted in English or one of the Scandinavian languages, either in the original or in translation.

Selection procedure

As the first step in the evaluation process, a Selection Committee will assess all applications and invite the most qualified applicants to submit a portfolio of educational certificates and academic works (up to 10 publications, which should not exceed 500 pages in total) for expert assessment. Applicants who are invited to submit academic works are asked to select three works, published within the last five years, to be considered as most relevant for the position. In longer publications (monographs), applicants should specify the relevant pages. Applicants are further asked to submit a description of one or more research projects considered relevant for the Department. Applicants are also asked to submit a portfolio that documents other qualifications (public outreach, teaching and supervision, and any experience with leadership and administration).

Finally, the most highly ranked candidates will be invited to an interview and a trial lecture.

Within his/her normal duties and in accordance with his/her academic competence, the person appointed may also be asked to work outside his/her Department. The appointment is made under the condition that the employer may change the subject area and assigned tasks according to the needs of the Department.

See also Rules for appointments to Associate Professorships.

According to 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 of 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.

Deadline: 15. February 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
    Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Oslo
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Oslo
  • Place of service
    Nedre Blindern
  • Jobbnorge ID
    144977
  • Internal ID
    2017/13487 IMV
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Permanent

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