University Lecturer in Early Modern Music

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Music

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Early Modern Music at the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, to begin on 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Faculty of Music is looking to appoint someone with a strong academic record whose expertise lies in the Early Modern period, which is understood for the purposes of this post as lying between c. 1400 and c. 1750. The successful candidate should have an area of research expertise that falls within these dates, and be able to teach a range of topics across the period. The terms of the post include an engagement with sacred music, which will be understood to include any music considered sacred to particular cultures. Applicants' primary research focus need not necessarily be Western Europe, and they may also be skilled in approaches that extend beyond the Early Modern period, e.g. sound studies, source studies, gender studies, performance studies, material culture etc. The appointee will be expected to be engaged in high-level research, to seek opportunities to win external funding for that research and to publish in their specialist field, to teach and examine undergraduates, and to supervise and examine postgraduate work. The person appointed will also be required to take on administrative duties within the Faculty.

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Candidates should be able to take up the post on 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment will be subject to five years' probation and is based in central Cambridge.

Interviews will take place in March 2017.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Further information about this post is available by clicking on the 'Further information' link below. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Sam Barrett, Chairman of the Faculty Board of Music, Cambridge, telephone +44 (0)1223 335179/338150 or email

Please quote reference GT10874 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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