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[ecrea] Position as professor in musicology at Aarhus University
Wed Jul 04 22:25:27 GMT 2018
** On behalf of Kristian Mørch Abell, (kma /at/ cc.au.dk) <mailto:(kma /at/ cc.au.dk)> **
The department of Dramaturgy and Musicology, Aarhus University
(Denmark), is right now offering a position as professor in musicology
(broadly conceived as music studies).
We are interested in attracting a broad, international field of
candidates, and we hope that you will help us communicate the
advertisement to relevant persons in your network at MeCCSA.
Here is the link to vacant
Professor in Musicology 980855
The School of Communication and Culture invites applications for the
position of professor of musicology, broadly conceived as music studies.
The appointment is tenured and begins on 1 February 2019 or as soon as
The position is based at the Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology,
which is part of the School of Communication and Culture.
The professorship comprises research, teaching and supervision within
the field of musicology, broadly conceived as music studies. The
successful applicant will be expected to contribute to developing the
profile of the department’s research and degree programmes and to
strengthening them nationally and internationally.
Musicology at the Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology at Aarhus
University employs 16 researchers, teachers and PhD students. Research
and teaching relate to a broad field of historical and present,
practical and theoretical, aesthetic and socio-cultural topics.
The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to and provide
leadership in relation to tasks and responsibilities within Aarhus
University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching and
supervision, talent development and knowledge exchange.
The Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology at Aarhus University has a
pronounced and significant international profile and a strong research
The successful applicant will be expected to take a leading role in
developing the research programme in musicology. The successful
applicant will also be expected to contribute to research initiatives in
relation to both the field of musicology, broadly conceived as music
studies, and the research community at the department in terms of new
collaborative research projects with internal and external partners, as
well as external research funding.
Applicants must therefore be able to document original academic
production at the highest international level, as well as significant
scholarly contributions to theoretical and thematic developments within
the field. Applicants are furthermore asked to state how they see
themselves and the department contributing to future developments within
the field and to document a solid record of accomplishment in research
leadership as well as in international research funding and
international research cooperation.
The successful applicant is expected to take part in and be committed to
the department’s teaching activities, to participate in thematic and
didactic development of the degree programmes and courses, and to teach
and supervise students at all levels. In this connection, documented
experience of the development and administration of degree programmes
and a specification of teaching competencies within musicology is required.
The successful applicant is expected to recruit and supervise PhD
students, and must have experience of including and encouraging talented
Applicants are expected to contribute to knowledge exchange as outlined
in the strategy of the Faculty of Arts, for instance via research
collaboration with external partners, public-sector institutions or
private organisations. Applicants must be able to document previous
experience of research communication and knowledge exchange.
Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in a
relevant field related to musicology. Applicants must be able to
document, relevant to the position:
• a record of international academic, peer-reviewed research
publications at the highest international level which have contributed
to developments within the field, preferably but not exclusively in one
or more of the following research areas:
music aesthetics and aesthetic theory, for example the relation of
aesthetic theory to issues of music analysis, historical musicology,
musical mediation and music philosophy
music performance and music as a performative phenomenon, for
example the relation of performance and performativity to issues of
musical liveness, mediation or mediatisation, the music industry and
event culture, music theatre and opera, music analysis and historiography
music didactics and pedagogy, for example the relation of music
education to issues of learning, creativity and technology,
socio-cultural differences and institutional contexts in musical life,
issues of studying and improving on pedagogical practices,
methodologically and theoretically
gender, race and sexuality, for example the relation of music and
musicology to gender studies, studies of race and queer theory along
with issues of gender, race and sexuality in musical life, historically
and at present
music anthropology, for example developments of ethnomusicology or
music anthropology in terms of theory and method in the study of changes
in musical life, musico-cultural transformations or social processes; or
studies relating music anthropology to other disciplinary subfields,
such as music history, analysis, sociology, performance and production
• a successful record of accomplishment in research management and in
attracting external research funding within the field;
• active participation in international research collaboration and
teaching, teaching development and supervision at all levels;
• the development and administration of degree programmes;
• talent development, supervision of research projects and development
of research programmes, for instance in the form of PhD courses;
• significant accomplishments within knowledge exchange.
If the successful applicant does not speak Danish, he or she will be
required to acquire sufficient Danish within two years of commencing the
appointment in order to participate fully in the activities of the
School of Communication and Culture.
Participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority,
and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both
among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop
the department’s teaching and research environment, the successful
applicant is expected to be present at the department on a daily basis,
which will contribute to the School of Communication and Culture’s goal
of establishing one of the best research environments in the Nordic
For further information about the position, please contact head of
department Thomas Rosendal, on +45 8716 3025 or
(afdelingsleder.dramus /at/ cc.au.dk)
For more information about the application and the employment procedure,
please contact HR supporter Helle Sindal, (hsi /at/ au.dk)
School of Communication and Culture
The school belongs to the Faculty of Arts. You will find relevant
information about the school and its many activities here on our website.
The School of Communication and Culture offers a broad range of research
and degree programmes across a variety of fields: literature(s),
information and media studies, linguistics, Scandinavian studies,
Western European languages and cultures as well as the arts and aesthetics.
Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.
Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment
of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).
Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour
agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish
Confederation of Professional Associations.
Further information on qualification requirements and job content
may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at
Danish Universities .
Further information on the application and supplementary materials
may be found in Applicant Guidelines.
The application must outline the applicant's motivation for
applying for the position, attaching a curriculum vitae, a teaching
portfolio, a complete list of published works, copies of degree
certificates and no more than eight examples of academic production.
Please upload this material electronically along with your application.
If nothing else is noted, applications must be submitted in English.
Application deadline is at 11.59 pm Danish time (same as Central
European Time) on the deadline day.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their
Shortlists may be prepared with the candidates that have been selected
for a detailed academic assessment. A committee set up by the head of
school is responsible for selecting the most qualified candidates. See
this link for further information about shortlisting at the Faculty of
All applications must be made online and received by:
Please apply online here
Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent
development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 10,500 BA and MA
students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education
programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and
The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture,
the School of Culture and Society, the Danish School of Education, and
the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. Each of these
units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for
interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in
international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to
the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with
Read more at arts.au.dk/en Aarhus University offers Relocation service
to International researchers. You can read more about it at ias.au.dk/en
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university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and
education and the development of society nationally and globally. The
university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its
40,000 students and 8,000 employees, and has an annual budget of EUR 860
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