Career development & resources

The RMA is keen to support students as they develop their academic careers. The Research Students’ Conference always includes a number of career development sessions, which address topics such as ‘post-doc funding’ and ‘getting published’. If you have an idea for a topic you’d like to see covered at the Research Students’ Conference, please contact one of the student reps.


Job, studentship and fellowship listings

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships: The British Academy offers fellowships to “outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment which will develop their curriculum vitae and improve their prospects of obtaining permanent lecturing posts by the end of the Fellowship”.

Jobs.ac.uk: Jobs.ac.uk publishes information about jobs in science, research, academic and administrative employment in the UK & abroad. Sign up for regular e-mail bulletins with positions in your subject. There is a sister site, College.jobs.ac.uk which specialises in the further education sector.

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships: Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships “aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers but with a proven record of research”.

Times Higher Education: The Times Higher Educations website includes extensive HE job listings with search and browse facilities and free email alerts.


Other useful resources

Times Higher Education Supplement: The Times Higher Education Supplement online provides higher education news to non-subscribers, with free email bulletins.

JISCMAIL: This is a “mailing list service sponsored by the JISC for the UK Higher and Further Education communities, which enables members to stay in touch and share information by e-mail or via the web”. There are numerous mailing lists connected with music, which are free to join.

Golden Pages: Conference listings in musicology and other links for musicologists

UK university departments

Music-related organisations

Academic publishers in music