The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

The Department of Musicology offers classes at all levels within a broad range of subjects pertaining to musicology. The staff and students are involved in research within a number of different fields, but mainly with a particular focus on music history and aesthetics, cultural analysis and cognitive music research. The Department has 45 employees including 10 Phd- and postdoctoral students. 90 bachelor- and master students are admitted each autumn semester.

Department of Musicology
Associate Professor in Music and Contemporary Media

The Department of Musicology, University of Oslo, invites applications for an associate professorship in Music and Contemporary Media, with expertise in streaming and online media platforms, mobile technology, music videos, computer gaming, virtual reality, or other topics related to music and contemporary media. The successful applicant will be able to document experience with using a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to sound and audio-visual media. The position is intended to build strategically on the strong research track record within contemporary media at the Department.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to connect their research with other disciplines represented at the Faculty of Humanities, depending on the candidate’s particular field of expertise, and will be expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates, participate in teaching, exam setting and assessment at all levels, as well as carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department.  

Requirements

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

  • Academic qualifications and academic production in music and contemporary media, with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking will be weighted more heavily than quantity
  • International peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience with research projects
  • Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the academic and research environment at the Department
  • Pedagogical qualifications and disposition to inspire students
  • Interest and ability in leadership and administration
  • Ability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration 
  • Experience with and ability to build international networks
  • Skills within popular dissemination, public outreach and innovation

In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.

Academic quality, development potential and breadth will be prioritized in this order. The selected candidates are expected to contribute to the objective in the University of Oslo’s strategic plan to ‘strengthen its international position as a leading research-intensive university through a close interaction across research, education, communication and innovation’.

The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two-year period.

The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the appointee will be expected within a two-year period to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.

We offer

  • Salary level 512 700 – 598 200, depending on qualifications
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Pension agreement with Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • The opportunity to  apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application form, preferably in pdf format:

  • Application letter describing qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of published and unpublished works
  • Please do not submit Letters of Recommendation

Applicants are required to describe and document the entire range of qualifications and criteria described in the announcement of the post with concrete examples.

Please note that all documents must be submitted in English or one of the Scandinavian languages, either in the original or in translation.

Selection procedure

As the first step in the evaluation process, a Selection Committee will assess all applications and invite the most qualified applicants to submit a portfolio of educational certificates and academic works (up to 10 publications, which should not exceed 500 pages in total) for expert assessment. Applicants who are invited to submit academic works are asked to select three works, published within the last five years, to be considered as most relevant for the position. In longer publications (monographs), applicants should specify the relevant pages. Applicants are further asked to submit a description of one or more research projects considered relevant for the Department. Applicants are also asked to submit a portfolio that documents other qualifications (public outreach, teaching and supervision, and any experience with leadership and administration).

Finally, the most highly ranked candidates will be invited to an interview and a trial lecture.

Within his/her normal duties and in accordance with his/her academic competence, the person appointed may also be asked to work outside his/her Department. The appointment is made under the condition that the employer may change the subject area and assigned tasks according to the needs of the Department.

See also Rules for appointments to Associate Professorships.

According to the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out of entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

  • Region:
  • Oslo
  • Job type:
  • Permanent
  • Working hours:
  • Full-time
  • Working days:
  • Day
  • Application deadline:
  • 18 April 2017
  • Location:
  • Oslo
  • Reference number:
  • 2017/2136