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Institution: University College Cork, Ireland

Position: Professor of Music

General Information:

University College Cork (UCC) seeks an outstanding appointee for the full-time permanent position of Professor of Music to lead research in music, contribute to UCC Musicís national and international profile, and play a critical role in attracting external research funding. The appointee will assume a leadership role in the further development of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the discipline.

The staff complement of Music comprises scholars, composers, improvisers, and performers, presenting a symbiosis of music scholarship, composition, and performance to an extent unique in Ireland. The Department embraces multiple disciplines including musicology, ethnomusicology, anthropology of music, critical studies, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, film studies, performance studies, composition and music technology.

A model music department of the 21st century, the Department has an ethos that is centred on the understanding that all kinds of music are equally worthy of study and performance. As such, the Department delivers a diverse research-led curriculum. Musicís research achievements show excellence at national and international levels, particularly in the areas of composition, ethnomusicology including Irish traditional music, historical and critical musicology. The appointee will be expected to play a pivotal academic leadership role in further developing the strengths of the department and to be an effective contributor to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, doctoral supervision and administrative elements of the School. The appointee will be expected to act as Head of Department/School.


The appointee will have a doctorate in Music or a cognate subject or equivalent evidence of a scholarly reputation of international standing in Music. A significant track-record of sustained internationally published research (or equivalent in composition) is required along with a proven record of seeking and obtaining substantial funding for research. S/he will have the requisite communication, management, administrative and leadership skills to manage an active and developing department.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

A full description of the post and responsibilities is available from:

Salary Range: Salary (new entrants 2011): Ä102,244 - Ä131,358

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Application forms are available at

Completed applications must reach the Recruitment Office, Department of Human Resources, University College Cork, Ireland, before 12pm on Friday, 8th April 2011.

Tel: + 353 21 4903073
Fax: + 353 21 4271568

Deadline: April 8, 2011


Informal inquiries may be addressed to:
Dr Melanie L. Marshall
University College Cork
School of Music and Theatre
Department of Music
Cork, Co. Cork

Tel: +353 (0)21 490 4629
Fax: +353 (0)21 421 2507

Recruitment Office
Department of Human Resources,
University College,

Phone +353 21 490 3073
Fax +353 21 427 6995

Other Information:

Please see for further information, or contact Dr Melanie Marshall ( for informal discussion.

Date Listed: 02/25/2011

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