Junior Professorship in Musicology with a focus on music edition and Digital Humanities

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  • Germany
  • Posted 2 weeks ago



17 May 2023
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Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline
15 Jun 2023 – 00:00 (UTC)
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Not funded by an EU programme
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The Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg is a modern university with a long-standing tradition in academic excellence and a wide range of international partner institutions. It is the largest university in Saxony-Anhalt with approximately 20,000 students, more than 3,000 employees, and a long-standing history in education spanning 500 years. The Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg maintains a strong research emphasis in the fields of Materials and Life Sciences as well as the Social Sciences and the Humanities, especially Cultural Sciences.  

Endowed Junior Professorship (W1) in the area of Musicology with a focus on music edition and Digital Humanities

The Junior Professorship is part of the further qualification initiative of the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities. The Academy Professorships are a link between the research in an academy project and the teaching at the university, and open parallel later career possibilities in the university range.

We are looking for a personality with an excellent doctorate in musicology, who has extensive knowledge in the field of historical-critical music editions and the use of methods and media from the Digital Humanities. A research focus on the music history of the 17th and 18th centuries is desirable.

The holder of the professorship will work on the internationally renowned edition project “Hallische Händel-Ausgabe“ supervised by the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz and align Handel research in Halle with the new conditions of the digital age.  

Furthermore, the professorship will work on a DFG funding application for the implementation of a digital Handel portal in cooperation with the consortium NFDI4Culture with a model character for other areas of musicology and the humanities in general.  

The position is involved in the undergraduate and graduate teaching programmes of the Department of Musicology as well as the teacher degree programmes of the Department of Music Education at the Institute of Music, Media and Speech Sciences. Teaching should be with a special focus on music-related edition studies and the Digital Humanities.  

A willingness to participate in academic self-administration is required. Further duties and responsibilities are stipulated in section 34 of the Saxony-Anhalt State Law of Universities.

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of being appointed according to Section 40 of the Saxony-Anhalt State Law of Universities. In particular, the prerequisites for employment are a completed university degree, pedagogical ability and a particular aptitude for scientific work, which is usually demonstrated by the outstanding quality of a doctorate. As a rule, the time period between the final doctoral degree examination and the application for this Junior Professorship should not exceed six years.

Junior Professorships are filled on the basis of a temporary civil service contract, initially for a period of three years. The position shall be renewed for a further three years, conditional upon a positive midterm evaluation.

 The Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg is committed to diversity and aims to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students feel valued and inspired. In particular, we aim to increase the proportion of women appointed as permanent staff; therefore, appropriately qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.  

The Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg strives to provide an environment compatible with work-life balance and has been certified as a family-friendly university since 2009.

Applications are accepted electronically via the appointment portal of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg at: www.berufungsportal.uni-halle.de by 30.06.2023.
Should you have any questions, please contact the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy II, Prof. Dr. Susanne Voigt-Zimmermann, Tel.: +49 (0)345 – 55 23500, E-Mail: [email protected] .  
The job announcement is subject to possible budget constraints. Please note that the University is unfortunately unable to reimburse costs associated with the application.

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Halle (Saale)

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