Researcher in Musicology

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 10 Apr 2023

Published: 2023-03-16

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

Researcher in Musicology, especially popular music studies or ethnomusicology

At the Department of Musicology, we study and teach music from different periods and cultures from historical, aesthetic and cultural perspectives. We have an international profile and encourage applicants with a degree and experience from academic milieus outside of Sweden to apply.

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University.

Duties: The duties for this position entail carrying out an individual research project and publishing within popular music studies or ethnomusicology, and applying for external funding within one’s field of expertise. Some administration will also be required. A continuous presence at the department and engagement in its activities and seminars is expected. If required, teaching or supervision of students may be applicable up to 20% of full time.

Qualifications: To qualify for the position you should hold a Ph.D. in Musicology or in a related discipline, and have the qualifications required to successfully complete an individual research project. The applicant is expected to have very good written and spoken English.

Application process: A complete application, including publications should include:

  • Curriculum vitae along with certified copies of degree certificates, grades, and all other documents included.
  • A list of five scholarly publications, including the Ph.D. thesis. Publications should be listed in descending order of relevance to the application and be attached to the application in PDF format.
  • A research plan of up to 9,600 characters. The plan should include: an overview of the proposed research; a clear statement of the project’s aims; a description of how the project would further knowledge in the field; a discussion of relevant methodological issues; and a plan for publications.

Assessment criteria: Applications will be assessed by the scholarly merits and feasibility of the proposed project, and the qualifications of the applicant. When considering candidates for this position we place a high value on innovative and original thinking. We are particularly interested in candidates who are in the early stages of their research careers.

About the employment: The employment is a temporary position of 9 months full time. Starting date is 1 August 2023, or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact:  Per-Henning Olsson, Head of Department ( ) or Lars Berglund ( ).

Please submit your application by 10 April 2023, UFV-PA 2023/1022. 

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Musicology

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2023/1022

Last application date: 2023-04-10

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