Postdoctoral Fellowships and Jobs for Early Career Researchers

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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships at Durham University

The Department of Music invites expressions of interest from postdoctoral researchers interested in making an application for the 2016-17 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme.

Applicants must be UK or EEA nationals, or have completed a doctorate at a UK university; they must have completed a PhD within the last three years (viva since April 2014). Fellowships are held for three years, and include a full-time salary and research expenses. For more details, visit the British Academy’s web site. http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/pdfells.cfm

The Department is one of the UK’s leading centres for music research, having been ranked as one of the top three departments in REF 2014. We are interested in supporting outstanding candidates with excellent research proposals related to one or more of our existing research areas. For more information please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/music/research/

Please contact Professor Martin Clayton (Director of Research) at research.music@durham.ac.uk<mailto:research.music@durham.ac.uk> no later than Friday 8th July with an expression of interest. Please include an abstract (c. 100 words) and outline (c. 800 words) of your proposed research programme and a CV. Applications will be reviewed by a Faculty panel in advance of the (yet to be published) application deadline.

 

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships at Durham University

The Department of Music invites expressions of interest from postdoctoral researchers interested in making an application for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships are available to fund researchers who wish to move to Durham from elsewhere in the EU or internationally for research purposes. The two main schemes available in 2016 are as follows (the application deadline for both is 14th Sept 2016).

Individual Fellowships: tenable for 12-24 months, open to applicants who have not resided in the UK for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.

Global Fellowships: tenable for 12-24 months overseas, followed by a 12 month reintegration period (in this case, at Durham).

Eligible candidates who are interested in coming to Durham on a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship are encouraged to read the relevant information at http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/2226-msca-if-2016.html

Durham’s Music Department is one of the UK’s leading centres for music research, having been ranked as one of the top three departments in REF 2014. We are interested in supporting outstanding candidates with excellent research proposals related to one or more of our existing research areas. For more information on these visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/music/research/

Please contact Professor Martin Clayton (Director of Research) at research.music@durham.ac.uk<mailto:research.music@durham.ac.uk> no later than Friday 8th July with an expression of interest.

 

Postdoctoral Researchers, Music and Late Medieval Court European Cultures (ERC funded) at the University of Oxford

The Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, proposes to appoint two postdoctoral researchers for a period of 4 years, starting 1st September 2016, to work on a new ERC Advanced grant, Music and Late Medieval European Court Cultures (MALMECC).

The project seeks to develop a new, post-national and trans-disciplinary method of studying pre-modern cultures; specifically, the focus will be on European courts of the ‘long’ fourteenth century, defined as 1250-1450. The project will consist of systematic collaboration of a team of scholars drawn from relevant disciplines (including but not limited to history, art history, architectural history, modern and classical languages, music) under the leadership of the Principal Investigator (PI), Karl Kügle.

Reporting to the project’s PI, the post-doctoral researchers will pursue an individual research project within their specific selected sub-project, in collaboration with the project team. They will be expected to collaborate with all members of the team and participate in the preparation of relevant research publications, as well as representing the project at internal and external meetings, contributing ideas and engaging in dissemination.

Applications are welcome from candidates with a PhD or equivalent and research experience in a relevant discipline for the period 1250-1450. In addition, ability and willingness to collaborate across the disciplines of musicology and medieval studies will be essential, along with high level competencies in at least one other relevant languages.

Candidates may apply for any one of the following subprojects:

(1) the effects of gender and lineage on patronage in northwestern Europe;

(2) the courts of ecclesiastic princes in France and southern Europe;

(3) the artistic patronage of the Luxembourgs in Germany and the Czech lands;

(4) the politics of prince-bishop Pilgrim II of Salzburg and the songs of the ‘Monk of Salzburg’.

Further particulars, including specification, salary, and details of how to apply are available here:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?pid=123798<https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=123798>

Deadline for application: Wednesday 6 July 2016

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions at the Department of Music, Royal Holloway, University of London

Call for expressions of interest

The European Commission has opened a call
for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) for 2016 under the Horizon2020
Framework Programme, with a deadline of *14 September 2016*. MSCA
Independent Fellowships (MSCA IFs) are designed to allow the most promising
experienced researchers to develop their skills through international
mobility. They facilitate the transfer of knowledge (in and outside the
European Union).

There are two basic types of MSCA IFs:

European Fellowships

– IEF: Intra-European Fellowship (held in EU member States)

Global Fellowships

– IIF: Incoming International Fellowship (coming from anywhere to a host
institution in Europe for 24 months before returning to their original
country)
– IOF: International Outgoing Fellowship (going anywhere outside Europe
for 24 months and returning to Europe for 12 months)

Applicants should be in possession of a doctoral degree by September 2016.
There are no restrictions on age or nationality. Full details of the
Independent Fellowships of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions may be found
at
http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/about-msca/actions/if/index_en.htm
.

The Department of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London invites
expressions of interest for prospective applicants who would like to be
hosted at this department. Such prospective applicants are asked to send a
draft application to the Department by *5pm on Friday 17 June*.

The draft application must include:

– An impressive research proposal
– A coherent career development plan for the duration of the fellowship
and afterwards
– A plan for mobility between countries (if you are considering applying
to the IIF or IOF schemes), including details of an academic institution in
a non-EU country where part of the research will be undertaken
– A coherent account of how the proposal will build on previous
experience in all aspects of the proposed career development plan.

The research proposal must:

– Be cutting edge and well-thought out
– Demonstrate independent thinking and leadership
– Demonstrate a good match between the profile of the applicant and the
project
– Clearly demonstrate the potential for the applicant to acquire new
knowledge
– Demonstrate the attainability of the research proposal within the
given timeframe

Full details of the Independent Fellowships of
the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions may be found at
http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/about-msca/actions/if/index_en.htm

Templates of the Application Form may be found at
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/call_ptef/pt/h2020-call-pt-msca-if-gf_en.pdf

Draft applications must be submitted to J.P.E.Harper-Scott@rhul.ac.uk no
later than *5pm on Friday 17 June*. The Department has recent success with
this scheme and will steer selected candidates through the full application
process.

Enquiries from those who would like to have an MSCA IF hosted at the
Department of Music, Royal Holloway should be addressed to
J.P.E.Harper-Scott@rhul.ac.uk.

 

Postdoctoral research post at the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Department of Musicology) in Warsaw

Required qualifications:
· PhD in musicology
· proven experience in research into 15th- and 16th-century music
· familiarity with issues in research into the musical culture of Italy and
Central Europe
· proficiency in English (knowledge of Polish is not essential, but will be
an asset)
· ability to work as part of an international team

Responsibilities:
· research as part of the project HERA: ‘Sound Memories. The Musical Past
in Late-Medieval and Early Modern Europe’ (SoundMe)
· organisational work as part of project implementation

SoundMe project:
The transnational project ‘Sound Memories: The Musical Past in
Late-Medieval and Early- Modern Europe’ is funded by the HERA (Humanities
in the European Research Area) international research agency. SoundMe is
one of 18 multi-national consortia selected for funding from a highly
competitive field of over 600 applications under the auspices of HERA’s
Joint Research Programme ‘Uses of the Past’. The project involves a
collaboration of scholars from the University of Cambridge (Prof. Susan
Rankin, Dr. Sean Curran), the University of Heidelberg (Prof. Inga-Mai
Groote), Charles University Prague (Dr. Lenka Hlávková, Dr. David Eben),
the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw (Prof. Paweł Gancarczyk) and
Utrecht University (Prof. Karl Kügle [project leader], Dr. Ulrike Hascher-
Burger).

The project investigates the genesis and early development of the concept
of ‘music of the past’ in 13th-century Paris associated with newly invented
technologies of writing musical time. It also traces the deliberate
deployment of older music in the service of various political and religious
agendas across Europe (including Central Europe and Italy) in a series of
case studies ranging chronologically from the 14th to the 16th century. The
project’s scholars are supported in their efforts by the singers of the
Ascoli Ensemble (The Hague) who will be available for experimental
performance-based forms of research at various moments in the project.

The Institute of Art:
The Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw is an
inter-disciplinary research institution, whose responsibilities include
research into and documentation of Polish art and artistic culture in the
field of the fine arts and architecture, music, theatre, film and
audiovisual art, taking into consideration the European and global context.
See: www.ispan.pl.

Documentation required:
· letter of application addressed to the Director of the Institute
· curriculum vitae
· list of publications
· letter of reference from a professor (tutor)
· copy of the PhD certificate

Terms
· three years’ full-time employment for the period 1 July 2016 – 30 June
2019
· gross remuneration: 1412 EUR/month (plus 1135 EUR/month living and
mobility allowance)

Deadline for applications
5 June 2016

How to apply
– by letter addressed to:

Instytut Sztuki PAN
Konkurs Hera
ul. Długa 26/28
00-950 Warszawa, Poland

– by email to:
pawel.gancarczyk@ispan.pl

Results of the competition
The competition commission will conduct qualifying interviews with selected
candidates in person or via Skype. These candidates will be informed about
the date of their interviews at least 14 days beforehand. The results of
the competition will be published on the website: www.ispan.pl no later
than 60 days from the date of the announcement of the competition.

Remarks
· the Institute of Art reserves the right to the free selection of the
candidate
· the Institute of Art does not provide living accommodation

For additional information on the Warsaw project and the post-doctoral
sub-project within the HERA consortium, please e-mail Prof. Paweł Gancarczyk.

 

Tutor / University Teacher in Music at the University of Glasgow

The post is to cover maternity leave and is limited to six months in the first instance. Further details are available here:  https://www22.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_glasgow01.asp?newms=jj&id=89141&aid=14231.
Reference Number: 013349
Location: Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building
College / Service: COLLEGE OF ARTS
Department: SCHOOL OF CULTURE & CREATIVE ARTS
Job Family: Research And Teaching
Position Type: Full Time
Job Purpose:
To make an active and high level contribution in the School of Culture and Creative Arts in the College of Arts to teaching at undergraduate level in the Music subject area with a focus on Composition, Theory and Analysis and Musicianship.

This position is available as full time for appointment at Grade 6, or 0.9FTE for appointment at Grade 7. 

Closing date: 12 June 2016.

For an informal discussion please contact Björn Heile, Head of Subject: bjorn.heile@glasgow.ac.uk, 0141 330 5288.

Part-time lecturer in Music at Bangor University (fixed-term)

Bangor University’s School of Music is currently advertising for a Lecturer in early music for 8 months from January, on an 0.5 FTE contract, to provide teaching cover for a member of staff on research leave. The successful candidate will be able to teach music history (including but not exclusively pre-1600), music philology and editorial practice, and will benefit from the full resources of the University for scholarship and research. The post could be ideal for a recent PhD graduate seeking to further develop their professional experience in HE Music. Informal enquiries are welcome; please contact Dr Chris Collins, Head of School (c.collins@bangor.ac.uk<mailto:c.collins@bangor.ac.uk>).

More information is available at jobs.bangor.ac.uk<http://jobs.bangor.ac.uk>.

[http://www.bangor.ac.uk/emailtpl/logo-a2.png]<http://www.bangor.ac.uk> Dr Chris Collins
Pennaeth yr Ysgol
Ysgol Cerddoriaeth

E-bost: c.collins@bangor.ac.uk<mailto:c.collins@bangor.ac.uk>
Ffôn: (+44) (0)1248 382181

Prifysgol Bangor, Bangor, LL57 2DG, Cymru (DU)

[http://www.bangor.ac.uk/emailtpl/twitter-16.png] @prifysgolbangor<https://twitter.com/prifysgolbangor> [http://www.bangor.ac.uk/emailtpl/facebook-16.png]  /BangorUniMusic<https://www.facebook.com/BangorUniMusic>    Dr Chris Collins
Head of School
School of Music

Email: c.collins@bangor.ac.uk<mailto:c.collins@bangor.ac.uk>
Phone: (+44) (0)1248 382181

Bangor University, Bangor, LL57 2DG, Wales (UK)

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