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Half-time University Assistant in Systematic Musicology in Graz, Austria

The following is a translation of a job advertisement that appeared on 5 August 2009 in the 45th Newsletter (Mitteilungsblatt) in the academic year 2009/2010 of the University of Graz (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz). The original German text is here (at entry no. 395.1): https://online.uni-graz.at/kfu_online/w ... 01&pQuery=

The Centre for Systematic Musicology in the Faculty of Humanities seeks a University Assistant without doctorate for 20 hours per week for 4 years, beginning 1 October 2009 or soon thereafter.

- independent research as a doctoral student in a research area of the centre (see centre homepage, http://www.uni-graz.at/zsmw/en)
- independent teaching of one course per year (90 minutes contact time per week for 15 weeks) in Graz's BA in Musikologie in German or English; contribution to the teaching of other courses as necessary
- administrative support

Academic qualification:
- masters degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (musicology, music, psychology, sociology, information sciences, philosophy, physiology, physics)
- the ability to read a musical score and play a musical instrument
- foundations of music theory, ethnomusicology and music history
- desirable: active participation at a relevant international conference
- good command of German and English
- working knowledge of computer software for empirical music research

Personal qualities:
- ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to communicate effectively

Deadline for applications: 2 September 2009
Reference Number (Kennzahl): 23/172/99 ex 2008/09

Please send your application in German or English including cover letter (1 page), curriculum vitae, photo, relevant certificates, documentation of required abilities, research plan (1 page), and the telephone numbers and email addresses of two possible referees, before the deadline and quoting the reference number, to:

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Universitätsplatz 3
8010 Graz
or by Email to:

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Richard Parncutt (Email: