PhD Studentship in Historical Musicology
Sort on published: 2017-04-10
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
At the Department of Musicology, we study and teach music from different periods and cultures from historical, aesthetic and cultural perspectives. The research profile and expertise at the department has had a certain focus on Swedish and European music history, and we welcome applicants specialized in historical musicology to apply with a project within that field. We have an international profile and welcome applicants with a degree and experience from academic milieus outside Sweden.
Doctoral studies extend over a 4-year period during which the PhD-student will receive a salary as an employee at the department. Local salary rules will apply. Doctoral students are expected to engage in full-time study and research, and participate actively in the department’s seminar and other activities. Teaching and/or administrative tasks may be involved, up to a maximum of 20%. The employment will in such cases be prolonged correspondingly. The languages used at the department are Swedish and English.
The rules governing PhDs can be found in the Swedish regulation Högskoleförordningen Chapter 5, §§ 1-7, and and in the rules and regulations for Uppsala University: http://regler.uu.se/Rules_and_regulations_in_English/. For more detailed information, see: http://musik.uu.se/research/phd-pogramme/.
Qualifications: To qualify for a doctoral position in Musicology at Uppsala University, a candidate should hold a master’s degree in Musicology, for this admission preferably with specialization in historical musicology. Applicants who have obtained qualifications and degrees equivalent or comparable to that level are also eligible to apply. Local guidelines and regulations (in Swedish) can be found at the website of the Faculty of Arts: http://www.histfilfak.uu.se/Forskning/Forskarutbildning/
The PhD programme in Musicology is governed by the general study plan, found on the department website: http://musik.uu.se/digitalAssets/504/c_504264-l_1-k_general-syllabus-for-phd-studies-in-musicology.pdf.
Application should include:
- Degree certificates, relevant transcripts of grades, and dissertations.
- A brief cover letter describing yourself, why you wish to pursue doctoral studies, and why you think you will be a suitable candidate for the position announced.
- A preliminary research plan of less than 18 000 characters (including spaces). The research plan should describe and specify the inquiries or problems that the applicant wishes to engage with, and clarify the relevance of the study to previous scholarship. The plan should also include a brief sections on possible material and sources for the study, and on methodological and theoretical considerations.
- Brief CV, maximum one page, stating general research interests.
- Publications (if any) and other relevant documents that the applicant wishes to be taken into considerance.
- Name and contact details for two referees, or two letters of recommendation.
In the application process the applicant’s dissertation on masters’ level is considered, alongside the research plan, where the applicant described the proposed topic of the thesis. In the assessment of the research plan, the level of reflection and research questions are considered in relation to previous and current scholarship, as are the possibilities for the applicant to pursue the project successfully.
Interviews may be undertaken throughout the entire application round.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting: On agreement, as soon as possible.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact Professor Mattias Lundberg, director of doctoral studies: email@example.com and Professor Lars Berglund, Head of Department: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome to submit your application no later than May 15, 2017, UFV-PA 2017/1149.
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Placement: Department of Musicology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Marie Ols, TCO/ST
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/1149
Last application date: 2017-05-15