Stelle: Senior Lecturer in Musicology (Lund University)

Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University:
Senior Lecturer in Musicology
Reg no: 419
Deadline: 15 November 2013
Starting date: 15 August 2014

Lund University invites applications for a position as Senior Lecturer in Musicology based until further notice at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences. The Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences is a multi-subject environment for research and higher education, annually housing approximately 80 employees and 1500 students. The six divisions of the department offer a number of research areas and courses and study programmes for undergraduate and Master’s students, including two BA programmes.

The current position is based at the Division of Musicology, which conducts undergraduate and PhD tuition and research. The subject of Musicology includes the history and theory of music from different perspectives. Undergraduate teaching addresses music as a sound phenomenon, music theory, music analysis, music in society in broad and historical contexts, and study of music in present-day society. In Lund, the subject is focused on studies of music and media, twentieth-century popular music and current music production methods. The latter area is a growing field of research and education, attracting high numbers of students.

The duties of the post include teaching and supervision of undergraduate and Master’s students, so a requirement for employment is thorough and documented experience as a successful teacher. Supervision and teaching of PhD students may also be included in the duties. The position includes research and professional development amounting to 20 per cent of working hours. The successful candidate will be expected to use the time for research for individual research and publishing, and for applications for research grants to contribute to the development of the subject. Furthermore, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the everyday activities of the department and in the development of the subject in both teaching and research.

A person shall be qualified for appointment as senior lecturer if he or she has

  • been awarded a PhD or has the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it involves
  • demonstrated teaching expertise
  • completed at least five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning or acquired equivalent knowledge by other means.

The general assessment criteria are the extent of the research, teaching, administrative and other expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it involves, and other personal qualities required to perform the duties of the post well.

The specific assessment criteria are a good national and international standing as a researcher, good teaching skills, and a good ability to develop and lead teaching activities at different levels, including variation in teaching methods and an ability to contribute to supervision of PhD students.

Experience of administrative tasks and cross-disciplinary collaboration is an added qualification, as is subject expertise in music theory and music history as these subjects are included in undergraduate teaching, and, especially, expertise in music production and any of the styles of twentieth-century popular music.

The language of instruction is primarily Swedish (Danish or Norwegian) but teaching in English occurs, so an ability to teach in both languages is a requirement. Native speakers of other languages than Swedish (Danish or Norwegian) are expected to have acquired, within two years, sufficient written and spoken proficiency in Swedish to be able to participate actively in administrative and other activities that are conducted in Swedish.

As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching skills as to the assessment of research skills.

The application must conform to the Instructions that can be downloaded at or ordered from Marina Rochester (tel. +46 46 222 7221; email The application is to be addressed to the Vice-Chancellor of Lund University and must have arrived at the Registrar’s Office (Registrator, Lunds universitet, Box 117, SE-221 00 Lund) no later than Friday, 15 November 2013. The registration number of this vacancy notice must be included in the application.

By the expiry date of the application period, the documents referred to in the application (NB not books and articles) must have arrived in three copies. Copies of documents must be certified by two people with a signature, name in print and telephone number. Please note that the list of publications is to include ISBN and ISSN numbers.

The Academic Appointments Board normally makes a selection among the applicants and asks shortlisted candidates to submit a maximum of ten publications.

Lund University strives for equal opportunities and diversity within the organisation. We welcome all qualified applicants and work actively against discrimination.

For information on the position, please contact Head of Department Mikael Askander (tel. +46 46 222 4305; email

For information on the terms of employment and salary, please contact HR manager Lena Kandefelt (tel. +46 46 222 73 24, email

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