Job: PhD Candidate in Musicology, University of Utrecht
You will work within the transnational project “Sound Memories: The Musical Past in Late-Medieval and Early-Modern Europe” (SoundMe) funded by the HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) international research agency. SoundMe is one of 18 multi-national consortia selected for funding from a highly competitive field of over 600 applications under the auspices of HERA’s Joint Research Programme ‘Uses of the Past’.
The project involves a collaboration of scholars from the University of Cambridge (PI: Prof. Susan Rankin, post-doc: Dr. Sean Curran), the University of Heidelberg (PI: Prof. Dr. Inga-Mai Groote), Charles University Prague (PI: Dr. Lenka Hlávková, co-PI: Dr. David Eben), the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw (PI: Dr. Paweł Gancarczyk) and Utrecht University (PI and Project Leader: Prof. Karl Kügle, co-PI: Dr. Ulrike Hascher-Burger).
You will be part of the Utrecht team. Your institutional home will be the Research Group Musicology in the Department of Media and Culture Studies and the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) in the Faculty of Humanities. Utrecht musicologists work in close association with the Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies (UCMS), the National Research School for Medieval Studies, and the Royal Society for Music History of The Netherlands.
The successful candidate will have:
- a (research) master’s degree (or equivalent through coursework) in musicology or another relevant discipline such as medieval studies, literature or history (subject to a significant research component pertinent to music history of the 13th-16th century);
- demonstrable knowledge of music of the later Middle Ages and early modern period (in particular concerning the 13th-16th century);
- a strong record of undergraduate and Master’s degree work;
- demonstrable competence in medieval paleography and codicology;
- native or near-native command of English, the working language of the project;
- preferably, competencies in at least one of the other relevant languages (Latin, German, Dutch, French, Czech, Polish, Italian) including inasmuch possible and relevant their late-medieval and early-modern stages of development;
- ability to work both as an independent researcher and as part of an international team;
- ability and willingness to collaborate across the disciplines of musicology and medieval studies/medieval history.
Experience with creating and maintaining web-based facilities (websites, blogs) will be an advantage.
You can apply for this job until June 9, 2016.