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Assistant Professorship in Musicology

University of Aarhus - School of Communication and Culture

Location: Aarhus - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th September 2018
Closes: 5th October 2018
Job Ref: 1003911

The School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University invites applications for the position of assistant professor in musicology, broadly conceived as music studies. The assistant professorship is a full-time and fixed-term position, and subject to appropriate funding, there will be an opportunity to apply for a subsequent associate professorship.

The position is available from 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is located within the Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology, Langelandsgade, 8000 Aarhus C, which is part of the School of Communication and Culture. 

The position

The subject area of the position is music broadly conceived as a performative phenomenon. The successful applicant will be expected to approach music studies in methodologically and analytically innovative, interdisciplinary ways that contribute to the development of musicological research and education. Within an inclusive definition of music as subject matter, precedence will be given to applicants concerned with theoretical issues related to mediation, interactivity, community and/or creativity and who show awareness of contextual and musical-practical conditions whether they be aesthetic, social, cultural or related to the experience economy.

The person appointed to the post must complete Aarhus University’s teacher training programme for assistant professors especially designed for university teaching.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching and supervision, talent development and knowledge exchange. 


The school is looking for a strong research profile that will contribute to the development of music studies as described above with research projects of international standard that emphasise interdisciplinarity and the integration of theoretical and musical-practical competences.

The assistant professor is expected to participate and contribute to relevant research programmes and research units at the Faculty of Arts, and to take part in cross-disciplinary collaboration. 

Teaching and supervision

The assistant professor must be prepared to teach a range of theoretical, analytical and historical disciplines within the department with relevant didactic integration of musical-practical approaches at both BA and MA levels. Among the currently relevant BA courses are “Music representation and description”, “Music culture”, and “Event culture”. Relevant MA courses include “Analysis and interpretation”, “Music, history and communication”, “Sound design and branding”, and “Music cultural project”.

Applicants with experience of project-oriented, interdisciplinary and team-based teaching, and of participating in the development of new teaching modules and degree programmes, will be preferred. 

Owing to the international orientation of the programme, the assistant professorship may involve teaching duties in English. The successful applicant may also have to undertake teaching duties at other departments at the School of Communication and Culture. 

The assistant professor will be expected to contribute to the department’s academic environment, including collaboration with other relevant academic programmes.  


All applications must be made online and received by 5 October 2018 

Please read the full job description and apply online at the university homepage

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 39,000 students and 8,000 employees, and has an annual budget of EUR 884 million Learn more at

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