Stelle: Doctoral Research Fellowships in Music Technology and/or Music Production (University of Oslo)

Department of Musicology, University of Oslo:
“Doctoral Research Fellowships in Music Technology and/or Music Production”
Positions: Two
Duration: 3 years PhD + 1 year postdoc if thesis submitted
Working hours: Full-time
Salary: ~€49-54 000
Reference number: 2015/6768
Deadline: 1 September 2015

Two PhD Research Fellowships (SKO 1017) in Music Technology and/or Music Production are now available at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo (IMV).

The Department of Musicology has established a vibrant and leading international research profile in popular music studies and cognitive musicology, with particular strengths in audiovisual analysis, musical sound/rhythm analysis, musical embodiment, and interactive music technologies.

Applications are invited from candidates interested in contributing to this rich, interdisciplinary field, where the research focus falls on music technology and/or music production. The successful candidates will be expected to make use of qualitative/descriptive and quantitative/technology-assisted methods. Furthermore, it is expected that they utilise the department’s world-class studio/lab facilities in their projects, which include a ProTools recording studio, a 5.1 mixing suite, and a motion capture lab with a 60-channel sound diffusion system (see for details).

The persons 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 developement. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The appointment is for a duration of three years.


A Master’s Degree in music technology, music production, musicology, or similar. In case of the latter two, the applicant must document that the degree matches the profile for the post. The Master’s Degree has to have been achieved by the time of application.

Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

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

  • 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
  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation

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

We offer

  • salary level 50 – 56 (NOK 430 500 – 475 400, depending on qualifications)
  • a challenging and stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits

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

  • letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • list of publications (if applicable)
  • transcript of records of your Master’s degree. Foreign applicants are advised to 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.

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.

Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo.

See also Guidelines for appointments to research fellowships at the Faculty of Humanities.

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.

Administrative Head of Department Målfrid Hoaas
Telephone: +47 22844428
Head of Department Alexander Refsum Jensenius
Telephone: +47 22844834

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