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Doctoral Research Fellowship in the Cultural Study of Music – Oslo

March 12, 2018

The deadline to apply for a Doctoral Research Fellowship in the Cultural Study of Music, supervised by associate professor Kyle Devine at the University of Oslo is March 12, 2018. The successful candidate will work on an independent project in the cultural study of music. Projects dealing with histories, cultures, and theories of sound reproduction or other music technologies and sound media are encouraged. Projects on other aspects of popular music studies and musicology, sound studies, and music sociology will also be considered, as will those dealing with music/sound from the perspectives of media studies, material culture studies, and science and technology studies.

Information about the Fellowship

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 three 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.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s Degree or equivalent in music or other relevant humanities and social science fields that offer a solid foundation for research in the cultural study of music (e.g. media studies, sociology, cultural studies). The Master’s Degree must have been obtained by the time of application.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

Personal skills

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

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • 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 436 900 – 490 900 depending on qualifications
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits

Full details about how to apply and the application process can be found on the forskning.no website.

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March 12, 2018
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