Director of the Belfer Audio Archive

Syracuse University Library and the S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications seek applications for a unique and exciting position as director of the Belfer Audio Archive, one of the world’s preeminent repositories for recorded sound.


The Archive operates under the administrative purview of the Library’s Special Collections Research Center, underscoring its role as a repository for rare and unique sound recordings. Continue reading

Professorship of Music, University College Cork, Ireland

University College Cork (UCC) seeks an outstanding appointee for the full-time permanent position of Professor of Music to lead research in music, contribute to UCC Music’s national and international profile, and play a critical role in attracting external research funding. The appointee will assume a leadership role in the further development of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the discipline.
University College Cork
The staff complement of Music comprises scholars, composers, improvisers, and performers, presenting a symbiosis of music scholarship, composition, and performance to an extent unique in Ireland. The Department embraces multiple disciplines including musicology, ethnomusicology, anthropology of music, critical studies, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, film studies, performance studies, composition and music technology. Continue reading

Director needed for folkwaysAlive!

University of Alberta
Faculty of Arts – folkwaysAlive!


The University of Alberta is seeking a Director for folkwaysAlive!, the University’s partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings in Washington DC. Providing a home for the over two thousand Folkways Records donated to the University by company founder Moses Asch, folkwaysAlive! builds on this valuable collection, houses a digital archive to document local and national community traditions, provides research opportunities, and presents public performances that relate to and enhance the Folkways philosophy and mission. Continue reading

University of Oslo, Norway: Two top research posts in popular music

Faculty of Humanities
Department of Musicology

Oslo Opera House
Oslo’s multi-purpose new Opera house

Scandinavia’s leading music department at the University of Oslo is announcing a number of research posts in popular music linked to the project ‘Popular Music & Gender in a Transcultural Context’, led by professor Stan Hawkins.

The first two appointments are a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship and a PhD post. Continue reading

Wits University: Advertisement for two Music posts

Faculty of Humanities
Wits School of Arts

Wits Music is distinctive in being the only university music department in Africa to be part of a School of Arts that includes television and film, drama, digital arts, fine arts, and arts, culture and heritage studies divisions: The School is seeking to make two appointments from 1 January 2011 in the following areas, and we strongly encourage applicants from the designated groups. Continue reading

Job at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Agder

Professor/associate professor/assistant professor in vocal performance in popular music at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Agder

Ref nr 108/08

The University of Agder invites applications for a full time permanent position as Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Vocal Performance in Popular Music at the Department of Music, Faculty of Fine Arts. The position is currently located at Campus Kristiansand, Norway.

The successful applicant must have higher (master’s) degree in music, and must be able to demonstrate a high level of artistic ability in vocal performance in popular music. Credit will be given to relevant research and development experience. Continue reading

Senior Lecturer in Music Technology

Job Advert

Senior Lecturer in Music Technology (Popular Musicology)
School of Music, Humanities & Media
University of Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
England, UK

£34,094 – £43,190 pro rata, 0.5 FTE
Ref: 3910

We are looking for an expert in musicology as it relates to popular music and/or music technology to join a thriving team teaching Music Technology at Huddersfield. Candidates whose main expertise is in popular music composition will also be considered.

We seek to enhance our international reputation in music technology and new music, for which the University boasts some of the best facilities in Britain. The Department has recently established a Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM), is home to the renowned Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, and is moving into a new, purpose-built facility for September 2008, including state of the art facilities for computer and acoustic music.

You will be expected to contribute at an international level (or show potential to do so) to the maintenance and development of the Department’s high standing in research (rated 5 in RAE 2001).
Experience of teaching in Higher Education is essential. A degree (or equivalent) in music, popular music or music technology and a postgraduate degree (or equivalent) is also essential.

You will contribute with imagination and innovation to the Department’s wide-ranging curriculum, and whilst specialising in musicology, you will be expected to contribute to the core music technology curriculum. Expertise in any of the following would be an advantage: popular music composition (especially desirable), popular music performance, sampling, sequencing, hard disk recording and processing, music and the moving image, music and the media, and the music business.

Closing date: 25 July 2008. Interview date: 21 August 2008.

For further details and an application form visit Alternatively contact the Personnel Office on 0044 1484 472845.
For an informal discussion please contact Rupert Till.

We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities who are under-represented in the University.

Lecturer in Contemporary Music and Culture

NZ School of Music, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
An exciting opportunity to work in the NZ School of Music

Location: Kelburn Campus
Term of Contract: Permanent
Closing Date: 31 July 2008
Reference: A249-08Z

Position Overview The New Zealand School of Music, a joint venture of Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington, seeks applicants for an appointment as Lecturer in Contemporary Music and Culture. The position will be based at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city.

The New Zealand School of Music is committed to the idea of music as an essential human activity that powerfully informs our contemporary social interactions and multiple identifications. The field of expertise required for this position is open and may be grounded in a number of areas: creative, critical, performative, theoretical or historical. Whilst the field of expertise remains flexible, the applicant should have a wide-ranging perspective on music and musical culture from the twentieth century until the present day and will be expected to teach and conduct research in some aspect of contemporary musical life.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or DMA, teaching experience at university level, and evidence of the ability to maintain an international profile in research and/or creative practice. Appointments will commence on 1 February 2009.

Two representative samples of scholarly writing should be included with the initial application. These can be e-mailed separately to Kushla Beacon: In addition please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent/e-mailed under separate cover to Kushla Beacon, to arrive by 31 July 2008.

For further information please contact the search committee chair, Stephan Prock or visit the website