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[Commlist] Doctoral Fellowship in Music and Contemporary Media

Thu Nov 28 12:46:45 GMT 2019

Doctoral Fellowship in Music and Contemporary Media

A Doctoral Research Fellowship <> (SKO 1017) in the field of Music and Contemporary Media is available at the Department of Musicology <>, University of Oslo.

The successful candidate will work on an independent research project in the field of music and contemporary media, including the use of new media in music production, distribution or consumption. Proposals relating to digital and online media, including digital audio workstations, computer gaming, streaming, online music services and mobile technology, will be considered. Contemporary developments in the role of music in broadcast media are also relevant, as is the cultural politics and legal regulation of music mediation.

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 3 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 <>.

Deadline to apply: 31 January 2020.

Expected start date: 15 August 2020.

The announcement and the link to the application system is available here:

Qualification requirements

  * A Master's degree or equivalent in musicology, media studies,
    sociology, or other fields that can be demonstrated to offer a solid
    foundation for research in music and contemporary media. The
    Master's degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation
    must be available by the application deadline.
  * Fluent oral and written communication skills in English evt and a
    Scandinavian language.
  * Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  * The project's scientific merit, research-related relevance and
  * The applicant's estimated academic and personal ability to complete
    the project within the time frame
  * The applicant's ability to complete research training within the
    time frame
  * Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary
    academic communities

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

We offer

  * Salary NOK 479 600 - 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications
  * A professionally stimulating working environment
  * Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  * Attractive welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must include:

  * Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and
    motivation for the position
  * Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching
    experience, administrative experience and other qualifying
    activities, including a complete list of publications)
  * Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master's degrees.
    Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an
    explanation of their university's grading system
  * Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the
    project (3 - 5 pages, see Template 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. The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link“apply for this job” <>. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

    Contact information:

Head of Department Peter Edwards, phone number: +47 9952647, e-mail: (peter.edwards /at/ <mailto:(peter.edwards /at/>

Associate Professor Yngvar Kjus, phone number: +47 22844909, e-mail: (yngvar.kjus /at/ <mailto:(yngvar.kjus /at/>

Head of Administration Målfrid Hoaas, phone number: +47 22844428, e-mail: (malfrid.hoaas /at/ <mailto:(malfrid.hoaas /at/>

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