Music, Conflict and the State

posted by Katalin Teller on 2008/07/04 07:48

[ Fellowship/s ]

The Free-Floater research group Music, Conflict and the State, based at the Department of Musicology of the Georg August University in Göttingen, is seeking to fill the following positions from the earliest possible date, for two years with the possibility of extension:
1 post-doctoral researcher (full-time) and 1 doctoral student (part-time).

Application deadline: August 4, 2008.

Depending on academic qualifications, renumeration for both positions will be at salary grade 13 TV-L of the German federal tarif scale for public service employees.

The research group Music, Conflict and the State pursues historical, comparative and theoretical work aimed at understanding the role of music in promoting and prolonging conflict, including propaganda for war and incitement to genocide. Duties of the successful candidates will include

- pursuing an independent, historical/comparative research project on an agreed area,

- contributing to the theoretical work of the group,

- for the post-doctoral position also: undergraduate teaching responsibilities (2 hours per week in semester).

The working languages of the group are German and English.

We explicitly welcome applications from abroad. Full-time positions may be applicable for job-sharing. The University is striving to increase the number of women employed in areas where they are currently underrepresented, and specifically encourages qualified women to apply. Disabled people with corresponding aptitude for the position will be favoured.

Further information on the group, the positions, how to apply and contact details in the case of further enquiries can be found at