Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Musicology – information for applicants to PhD position

Vacancies 2018

We invite applications for the position of one doctoral candidate in Musicology. The PhD program is located at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University. The research environment is growing with well-established national and international contacts. The application deadline is March 1st and the position should commence by September 1st 2018 Applications should be made online.

The official announcement, including a link to the online application form, can be accessed here:

Before writing your application, please note:

Carefully read the instructions in the position announcement and note all of the materials that your application must include. The applicants are ranked based on their earlier merits as well as on the quality and relevance of the research proposal for graduate studies in Musicology. Therefore, in order to be assessed, all the necessary documents (including earlier Bachelor’s and Master’s theses as well as other possible publications) must be attached to the application, and they must be written in a language that can be understood by members of the reviewing committee (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, English and German).

In the obligatory research proposal you should clearly define the objective of your PhD research, and explain how it will contribute to the field of study you are interested in. In doing this you should relate your research objective to both past and on-going research in your field of interest and indicate the theoretical perspective(s) you anticipate to work with. The proposal should also contain a methodological discussion and timetable explaining how and along what time lines you shall conduct your research. Please note that the list of literature references that you include with your proposal is not counted as part of the 1500 word limit.

In addition to their research and studies, PhD candidates accepted to the graduate program in Musicology are expected to actively participate in the daily activities at the department, including regular attendance of the research seminars. PhD candidates in Musicology are expected to have, or obtain within the second year of their studies, a working knowledge of Swedish.

It is recommended that applicants read the description of the research profile of Musicology in Lund before applying to the graduate program in order to obtain a broader awareness of the types of research carried out at the department at present. It should, however, be noted that it is up to each applicant to define their own field of future research in the research proposal submitted with the application to graduate studies in Musicology.

We welcome research proposals that, within our capacity to supervise, open new perspectives for Musicology in Lund. The research profile for Musicology in Lund can be found at the following links:

Research subject – musicology

A Swedish PhD education lasts four years full-time. It is at Lund University fully funded including wages, social security and entitlement to benefits. You can find the eligibility requirements, and other information, in the general syllabus:

General Syllabus

Please contact Head of Research, professor Olof Sundin (olof.sundinkultur.luse) or Reader in Musicology Sanne Krogh Groth (sanne_krogh.grothkultur.luse) if you have questions.