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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/ <mailto:(kma /at/> **

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 position:


Scientific Positions
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 possible thereafter.

The position is based at the Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology, which is part of the School of Communication and Culture.

The position
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 network.

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.

Talent development
The successful applicant is expected to recruit and supervise PhD students, and must have experience of including and encouraging talented students.

Knowledge exchange
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 academic networks;
  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 countries.

Further information
For further information about the position, please contact head of department Thomas Rosendal, on +45 8716 3025 or (afdelingsleder.dramus /at/

For more information about the application and the employment procedure, please contact HR supporter Helle Sindal, (hsi /at/

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.

Qualification requirements

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 personal background.

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 Arts:


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 teaching environment.

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 society.

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