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Institution: Durham University

Position: Assistant Professor

General Information:

This is a permanent, full-time post. Candidates will ideally be in-post from 1st September 2020.



1. A good first degree and a PhD in Musicology/Music Theory and Analysis or a related subject (which for grade 7 candidates may be completed or under examination).
2. Experience, skills and/or achievements which demonstrate experience of or the potential to produce high-quality publications, some of which is recognised as world-class.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor in Music. The successful candidate will have expertise in teaching in the field of music analysis and contribute towards the teaching of musicology in general. The post will include teaching undergraduate modules which may include: Analysis 1: Elements of Tonal Theory and Practice (Level 1), Theory and Analysis (Level 2), and a Level 3 module in their area of analytical specialisation. The Assistant Professor will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of our curriculum (lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops) at UG and PG Level. The successful candidate will conduct high-quality research in their field of expertise and they will be expected to develop connections and interdisciplinary dialogue between their field and other areas supported by the Department. The successful candidate will be entitled to apply for research leave and research support in accordance with University and Departmental guidelines.

The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.

Salary Range: £33,797- £49,553 per annum

Items to Send:

1. A CV.
2. A covering letter which details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out above.
3. A personal research plan.
4. Two of your most significant pieces of written work, all of which published or submitted since 2014.

Deadline: January 2, 2020


Address: Professor Tuomas Eerola, Department of Music, Durham University, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RL, United Kingdom.

Other Information:

You should provide details of 3 academic referees and the details of your current line manager so that we may seek an employment reference (if they are not listed as an academic referee).

Date Listed: 11/11/2019

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