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Institution: University of Oxford

Position: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Psychology of Music and Music Theory

General Information:

Two-year fixed term, starting after October 2011


PhD completed within the last four years

Job Description/Responsibilities:

A research and teaching fellowship is available in the Faculty of Music at the University of Oxford from 1 October 2011, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This two-year postdoctoral appointment is part of a wider initiative to provide an intensive and supported career development opportunity for outstanding academics at an early stage of their career, and to promote equality of opportunity by helping to create a more diverse pool of potential candidates for future academic posts at Oxford or elsewhere. The scheme expects to produce talented academics equipped with the necessary teaching and research skills and experience to be prime candidates for appointment to tenured, or tenure-track, posts at top universities.

Applications are welcomed from all whose research focuses on the psychology of music (broadly defined); music theory, or the intersection of the two fields. Candidates will have completed their doctorate within the past four years, and be working on, or proposing to work on, a new line of research. Demonstration of breadth of academic vision is essential. Fellows will also be expected to gain some experience of teaching for the faculty (up to a maximum of 6 hours a week). The precise mix of teaching and research will be tailored to the needs of the individual and the faculty.

Salary Range: GBP29,099 - GBP30,870

Items to Send:

- a curriculum vitae and publications list
- a covering letter explaining how you meet the eligibility and selection criteria for the scheme
- the names and contact details of two academic referees, at least one of whom should be from outside Oxford University
- a sample of recently published, or soon to be published work, of no more than 30 pages
- an application summary sheet
- applicants should also arrange for two letters of reference to be sent

Deadline: March 23, 2011


Faculty Administrator and Board Secretary
Faculty of Music
University of Oxford
St Aldate’s
Oxford OX1 1DB

Other Information:

Date Listed: 02/17/2011

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