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Institution: Department of Musicology, University of Oslo

Position: Associate Professor

General Information:

The Department of Musicology, University of Oslo, invites applications for an associate professorship in Music of the Nordic Regions. ‘Music of the Nordic Regions’ should be understood in its broadest sense as encompassing themes and areas of expertise related to Nordic music across different styles and genres, geographical locations and historical periods. The position is strategically aimed to correspond with and strengthen key themes linked to the UiO:Nordic research initiative, such as Nordic identity, globality and belonging. The post will provide opportunities for collaboration with other research groups at the University, especially within the humanities and social sciences.

The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and lead research, supervise MA and PhD candidates, participate in teaching and exam setting, and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the planning and development of English-language courses within the field of Nordic music.



PhD or equivalent academic qualifications in musicology or similar.
A proven track record in the field of Nordic music research and theoretical and methodological approaches relevant to this.
Documented pedagogical skills
Personal suitability and motivation for the position

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The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

Academic qualifications and academic production in research fields relevant to Nordic music, with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking will be weighted more heavily than quantity
International peer-reviewed publications
Experience with research projects
Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the academic and research environment at the Department
Pedagogical qualifications and disposition to inspire students
Interest and ability in leadership and administration
Ability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration
Experience with and ability to build international networks
Skills within popular dissemination, public outreach and innovation
In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.

Academic quality, development potential and breadth will be prioritized in this order. The selected candidates are expected to contribute to the objective in the University of Oslo’s strategic plan to ‘strengthen its international position as a leading research-intensive university through a close interaction across research, education, communication and innovation’.

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Salary Range: Salary level 512 700 – 598 200 NOK See here for full details:

Items to Send:

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application form, preferably in pdf format:

Application letter describing qualifications
Curriculum Vitae
List of published and unpublished works
Please do not submit Letters of Recommendation
Applicants are required to describe and document the entire range of qualifications and criteria described in the announcement of the post with concrete examples.

Please note that all documents must be submitted in English or one of the Scandinavian languages, either in the original or in translation.

Selection procedure

As the first step in the evaluation process, a Selection Committee will assess all applications and invite the most qualified applicants to submit a portfolio of educational certificates and academic works (up to 10 publications, which should not exceed 500 pages in total) for expert assessment. Applicants who are invited to submit academic works are asked to select three works, published within the last five years, to be considered as most relevant for the position. In longer publications (monographs), applicants should specify the relevant pages. Applicants are further asked to submit a description of one or more research projects considered relevant for the Department. Applicants are also asked to submit a portfolio that documents other qualifications (public outreach, teaching and supervision, and any experience with leadership and administration).

Finally, the most highly ranked candidates will be invited to an interview and a trial lecture.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

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Deadline: April 18, 2017


Administrative Head of Department Målfrid Hoaas
Telephone: +47 22844428
Head of Department Peter Edwards
Telephone: +47 22854004
HR Officer Karoline Farbrot

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Date Listed: 04/09/2017

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