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PhD position on Music and Body Motion (University of Oslo)
We have an open PhD position in the fourMs group at University of Oslo
(deadline 1 September):
Doctoral Research Fellow in Interdisciplinary
Research on Music and Body Motion
The PhD fellow shall be working in the interdisciplinary research
environment for technology, music and body motion at the Department of
Musicology (IMV), and shall participate in ongoing research and
dissemination with other researchers in this environment.
The PhD fellow shall in her/his own research have a focus on the
relationships between sonic features and body motion in performance and
listening situations, and shall in her/his research make use of both
qualitative/descriptive and quantitative/technology-assisted methods.
The appointment is for a period of 3 years and the doctoral thesis is
expected to be completed within the given time frame.
The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty's organized
research training. The academic work must result in a doctoral thesis
that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree
of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing
research milieu or network and contribute to its developement.
The Faculty offers one PhD programme in Humanities. Read more about the
A Master degree or equivalent. The master degree or equivalent has to be
achieved by the time of application.
Qualifications and personal skills
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on
- The applicant’s academic and personal qualifications in order to
execute the project
- The applicant’s ability to complete research training
- Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary
- The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may also
be given preference.
- Pay grade 50 - 56 (NOK 416 600 - 460 400 per year, depending on
- Professional development in a stimulating working environment
- Good welfare benefits
Applicants must submit all of the following attachments with the
electronic application, in a word- or pdf-format:
- Application letter - what is your motivation for applying to Faculty
- Curriculum Vitae
- A list of published and unpublished work, if applicable
- Transcript of records of your master degree. Foreign applicants are
advised to attach an explanation of their university's grading system.
- Research proposal (see below)
Our electronic recruitment system will ask you to upload the attachments
in the above mentioned order. Transcript of records should be uploaded
as 'Attachment' under 'Other'. Please note that all documents must be in
English or a Scandinavian language.
The research proposal must not exceed 14,000 characters including spaces
and is expected to answer the following seven areas:
- Main objective and summary of the project
- Background og the project
- Theoretical framework
- Research question(s) and expected findings (hypothesis)
- Proposed dissemination
- Progress Plan
All research proposals must be based on this template and applications
with a research proposal longer than 14,000 characters will not be
considered. A list of publication no longer that 3000 characters can be
submitted additionally. See also Template for research proposal.
Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be
submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit
such information or works later.
Interviews will be part of the application process.
See also Guidelines pertaining to the application assessment process for
Doctoral Research Fellowships.
The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to
secure rights to research results a.o.
The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in
the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.
Alexander Refsum Jensenius
Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow
University of Oslo, Department of Musicology
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