Department of Musicology, University of Oslo invites applications for one or two PhD research fellowships on the topic of musical microrhythm for Norwegian and foreign applicants.
The University of Oslo is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world.
A good command of English is required of all students attending the University of Oslo. International students; Ph.D. research fellows and postdoctoral research fellows who are not native speakers of English, must document their proficiency in English.
Fellowship is available for pursuing Ph.D. research programme in Musical Rhythm at the University of Oslo.
Worth of Award

  • NOK 432 700-489 300 (salary level 50-57), depending on level of expertise
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits


  • A master’s degree in musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, music cognition/psychology, or similar fields that offer a solid foundation for research into the area of musical microrhythm. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The final degree needs to be confirmed by the time of appointment.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The academic quality of the sub-project proposal
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the proposed sub-project within the time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to complete the research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.
How to Apply
The mode of applying is online. Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Master’s degree. Applicants with education from a foreign university are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages)

Deadline: The application deadline is 21 November 2016.
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