Junior Professorship (W1) in Empirical Musicology TU Dresden, Institute of Art and Music, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science

The Institute of Art and Music at the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science
invites applications for the position of


Junior Professorship (W1) in Empirical Musicology


to be filled as soon as possible. The position will be offered as a three-year contract. Provided
that her or his performance will be evaluated positively, employment may be extended
to a total of 6 years.


The successful applicant will represent the subject in teaching and research. Research
should be focused on the domain of empirical musicology. Connections to areas such as
corpus analysis, music psychology, ethnomusicology, or music technology are desired, as
are solid foundations in current music theory. Furthermore, the integration of the sound laboratory
at the institute into research and teaching is desired. The successful applicant will
be expected to play a leading role in establishing the subject of Empirical Musicology as a
component in the teaching programme of „Digital Humanities and Social Sciences“ at the
School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Interdisciplinary collaboration in research and
teaching is desirable, in particular with other subjects from the School of Humanities and
Social Sciences, the Media Centre, the Faculty of Computer Science, the Institute of Acoustics
and Speech Communication or the Department of Psychology as well as the Saxon
State and University Library Dresden and with the University of Music Carl Maria von Weber
Dresden. The candidate will be expected to teach in the expiring BA and MA programmes in
Musicology. Furthermore, participation in academic administration as well as the ability and
willingness to conduct classes in English are expected.


Contributions in research and teaching as concerns the subject of Digital Humanities and
Social Sciences as well as experiences in interdisciplinary collaboration are desired. Language
requirements are German and/or English at an academic teaching level. It is expected
that the candidate will bring the less proficient of these two languages up to this level within
three years. Applicants must fulfil the employment qualification requirements of § 63 of the
Act Governing Academic Freedom in Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (Saxon
Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act - SächsHSFG). Experience in the acquisition of
third-party funding and documented teaching experience are desirable.


TU Dresden offers a programme that is tailored towards the specific needs of junior professors.
Junior professors will be supported by network meetings, mentoring programmes,
training packages and individual coaching. For further information please go to: https://tudresden.de/forschung/wissenschaftlicher-nachwuchs/nach-derpromotion/juniorprofessur?set_language=en


TU Dresden seeks to employ more female professors. Hence, we particularly encourage
women to apply. Applications from disabled candidates or those with additional support
needs are very welcome. The university is a certified family-friendly university and offers a
Dual Career Service. If you have any questions regarding these topics, please contact the
Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty (Mr Hermann Diebel-Fischer, +49 351 463-36389)
or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Ms Birgit Kliemann +49 351 463-


Please submit your application, including a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, a list of publications,
a summary of your research projects including grants, teaching record, research
concept (incorporating the sound laboratory), as well as one certified copy of the highest
academic degree by 21.09.2017 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service
applies) to: TU Dresden, Dekan der Philosophischen Fakultät, Herrn Prof. Dr. Lutz M.
Hagen, 01062 Dresden.

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