Stelle: Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Popular Music (Oslo)

Department of Musicology, University of Oslo:
“Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Popular Music”
Salary level: 57-64 (NOK 473 400 – 538 700 per year, depending on qualifications)
Duration: 4 years
Reference number: 2014/5079
Deadline: 11.08.2014

The Department of Musicology seeks to appoint a postdoctoral researcher in the area of popular music. Areas of specialization need to be clearly identified within the broad field of popular music studies. Applicants must already hold a PhD in popular music, demonstrating theoretical and methodological competence through a combination of textual and contextual perspectives in popular music research. The successful recipient of this post will undertake research at a high international standard, with a publication production outcome commensurate to three years. In addition the candidate will be required to fulfill a range of duties stipulated by the Department of Musicology.

The successful candidate is expected to strengthen the relevant research area and contribute to and participate in the various workshops, conferences and activities organized by the Department of Musicology. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.
The appointment is for a duration of four years and the position entails a 25% compulsory workload per year of teaching and supervision duties.


  • A PhD degree with a specialization in popular music
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation before the application deadline.

Qualifications and Personal Skills

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

  • the quality of the project description and on the assumed academic and personal ability on the part of the candidate to complete the project within the given time frame
  • the quality and extent of previous research
  • relevance of scientific qualifications for the announced fellowship position and personal qualifications for team-work and international collaboration

We offer

  • Salary level 57-64 (NOK 473 400 – 538 700 per year, depending on qualifications)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits


Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application form, preferably in pdf format:

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of published and unpublished works
  • Project description (approximately 3-5 pages). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.
The short-listed candidates will be called in for an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.
See also Regulations concerning Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.
The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.
The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentlighetsloven) § 25, Chapter 2, information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

Reference number: 2014/5079
Send application
Deadline: 11.08.2014
Kontakt: Alexander Refsum Jensenius (Head of Department)
Telefon: +47 22844834

The University of Oslo is Norway’s largest institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

The Department of Musicology offers classes at all levels within a broad range of subjects pertaining to musicology. The staff and students are involved in research within a number of different fields, but mainly with a particular focus on music history and aesthetics, cultural analysis and cognitive music research. The Department has 45 employees including 10 Phd- and postdoctoral students. 90 bachelor- and master students are admitted each autumn semester.

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