Department of Musicology
Doctoral or Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Music and Philosophy
One doctoral or postdoctoral research fellowship (SKO1017/SKO1352) in Music and Philosophy is available at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo.
It is expected that the successful candidate will work on an independent project dealing with a topic in the interdisciplinary area of music and philosophy. There are no restrictions in relation to period or genre, but the research methodology should be anchored in both disciplines. Projects related to subjectivity studies, embodiment, gesture, music and language, music and ethics, and musical meaning and sense-making are particularly encouraged, but other topical areas will be considered too. Should the topic and methodology require such research facilities, the appointed candidate will get full access to the world-class Music and Motion lab with state-of-the-art motion capture systems and sound spatialisation equipment. The candidate will work under the guidance of Associate Professor Nanette Nielsen.
A person appointed in a doctoral research fellowship 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 in a doctoral research fellowship 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.
A person appointed in a postdoctoral research fellowship is hired for a period of four years. There is a 25 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties. These duties include obtaining basic teaching qualifications.
The successful postdoctoral candidate is expected to become part of the research environment/network of the department and contribute to its development. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:
Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:
Please note that all documents must be in English.
Educational certificates, Master’s theses/PhD theses, Letters of Recommendation and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later on in the process.
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.
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