Job: Junior Professorship (W1, TT) “Musicology” @Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Junior Professorship (W1, TT) “Musicology”

The Faculty of Education, Institute of Arts, Music and Mediation at Leuphana University of Lüneburg invites applications for the following junior professorship:

Musicology (W1, tenure track)

You have an acknowledged expertise in historical, systematic or ethnological musical research and you ideally engage yourself in popular music studies. Your specific and distinct profile in teaching and research is demonstrated by relevant projects as well as methods and theories applied; in research ideally in popular music studies and related music cultures. Your innovative research projects apply a qualitative or quantitativ-empirical, ethnomusicological or historical approach.

You develop research opportunities and initiate projects that are unique in your field. You promote constructive professional dialog with leading internationally-renowned universities, and create an inspiring and dedicated environment in research, teaching and learning. As a professor (m/f), you take up the challenge of working with other colleagues from the Faculty of Education to expand the Education Research academic initiative at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. You share the idea of the university as an educational community, and make use of the diverse opportunities for academic cooperation offered both within the Faculty of Education and across the whole university.

You have a doctorate of outstanding quality and widely publish articles in relevant national and international journals and publishing houses. Experience and initiatives in attracting external research funding – demonstrated by appropriate concepts and/or initial project applications is favourable.

Applicants (m/f) also have a proven experience in teaching complementing their musicological competences. You teach with passion and high standards of quality in the courses offered at Leuphana College and Leuphana Graduate School. You also have very good English skills and are verifiably able to conduct courses in English. If you do not have a sufficient knowledge of German at the time of submitting your application, we expect you to have a good knowledge of English and be willing to acquire a sufficient knowledge of the German language within an appropriate period of time.

In accordance with § 30 (2) of the Lower Saxony University Act (Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz – NHG, i.e. relevant state law), further requirements for appointment are:

•    a university degree in musicology or related subject;
•    an aptitude for teaching, demonstrated by experience and the use of innovative educational methods;
•    particular ability to engage in intensive, independent academic research, usually demonstrated by the outstanding quality of the candidate’s dissertation in political science.

Junior professors (m/f) receive a pay grade W1 and are initially appointed for three years. Subject to a positive academic evaluation it is intended to extend the junior professorship for another three years to a total of six years (in accordance with the guidelines for the mid-term evaluation of junior professors of Leuphana University of Lüneburg). For this position tenure track is intended.

Excellent opportunities are available within the university to support women in their academic careers. Qualified women are particularly invited to apply. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in accordance with the applicable statutory provisions.

For further information, please contact the dean of the faculty, Prof. Dr. Dominik Leiss ( ) or the current acting director of the Institute of Arts, Music and Mediation, Prof. Dr. Michael Ahlers ( ).

Please submit your application consisting of the following materials electronically in two separate PDF files: a) cover letter, CV, copies of academic degrees and b) three relevant publications.

Applications should be sent preferably electronically to beko@ or to the President of Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Post Box 2440, Lüneburg D-21314 by January 14, 2018.

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