Postdoc position in Musicology (80%)

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Postdoc position in Musicology (80%)

The Department of Arts, Media and Philosophy at the University of Basel (Prof. Dr. Hanna Walsdorf) is looking for a Postdoc to work with her and her team in the Advanced Grant project “The Night Side of Music: Towards a New Historiography of Musicking in Europe, 1500–1800” (NightMuse). The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation for a period of five years (2024–2029). A Postdoc is sought for its Subproject 1: “Religious Musicking at Night.”

Your position

  • Collaboration in the NightMuse research group, contributions to its core topics.
  • Independent research and further academic qualification (Habilitation/“second book” to be written in either German or English).
  • Co-Supervision of the PhD student in your Subproject.
  • Research and conference trips.
  • Collaboration on joint publications.
  • Involvement in the organisation of international workshops and conferences.

Your profile

  • You have obtained a PhD in Musicology in or after 2019, or expect to complete the degree by spring 2024.
  • Knowledge of and a keen interest in early music.
  • Interest in interdisciplinary and international collaboration.
  • You are results-oriented, have a good command of English plus either French, German or Italian, and good writing skills.
  • If applicable, willingness to acquire German language skills is expected.

We offer you

  • Employment for 80% (4-year contract). Salary is between 67'000 and 70'000 CHF brutto per year (yearly increases).
  • Collaboration in a committed, international and appreciative team.
  • Family-friendly work.
  • Affiliation with one of Switzerland's leading institutes for Musicology with a strong research profile for early music.
  • Connection to one of the most vibrant early music landscapes in Europe.
  • Place of work is Basel (compulsory residence).

Application / Contact
If you want to apply, please request the project description first by writing to .
Documents requested:

  • CV
  • Letter of motivation explaining why you want to conduct your Postdoc research in the NightMuse project in Basel
  • Proposal for your research within the project (max. 2 pages)
  • List of publications
  • Writing sample (e.g., your PhD thesis)
  • Names and contact information of two referees, one of which should be your PhD supervisor. (Please do not add any letters of recommendation.)
  • Copies of BA and MA diplomas.

Deadline for applications is 20 October 2023.
Starting date between 1 February and 1 May 2024.

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