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Institution: University of Oslo

Position: Doctoral Research Fellowship


> A Master's degree or equivalent in musicology or similar. The applicant is required to document that the degree matches the profile for the post. The Master's degree must have been obtained by the time of application.
> Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:
> The project's scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
> The applicant's estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
> The applicant's ability to complete research training
> Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

A Doctoral Research Fellowship in Musicology is available at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo.

We are particularly interested in projects within the field of music cognition, and projects on topical research areas such as music-related body motion, cross-modal relationships of sound and motion, rhythm studies, and music and emotions. Projects that draw on methodologies from more than one discipline are particularly encouraged. There are no restrictions on musical genre. The appointed candidate will gain access to the world-class fourMs lab, with state-of-the-art motion capture systems and sound spatialisation facilities, as well as a range of other specialist facilities housed at the Department. It is expected that the candidate will work on an independent project and will be supervised by one or more researchers at the Department of Musicology.

The person appointed 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 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.

Salary Range: NOK 436 900 - 490 900, depending on qualifications

Items to Send:

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

> Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
> Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
> Transcript of records of your Master's degree. Applicants with education from a foreign university are advised to attach an explanation of their university's grading system
> Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 - 5 pages, see Template online for project descriptions)

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo.

See original job posting for full information:

Deadline: January 31, 2018


Other Information:

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

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

We offer a professionally stimulating working environment and attractive welfare benefits.

Date Listed: 12/20/2017

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