Assistant Professor in Early Music (before 1700) (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
June 20, 2024
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Assistant Professor in Early Music (before 1700) (Fixed Term)

The Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a musicologist specialising in the period before c.1700 to the post of Assistant Professor, starting on 1 January 2025 or as soon as possible thereafter, and extending to 31 December 2026. This post arises as cover for a European Research Council Consolidator Grant ending in December 2026 and is dependent on the underpinning grant funding remaining in place.

Holding a PhD in Music or a related discipline and with a record of, or clear potential for, outstanding research, you will be a scholar whose research activities fall within the designated area and time period. Your work will complement that of other historians of music in the Faculty. You will teach on courses within a recently revised undergraduate degree at Cambridge; you will also be prepared to teach at master's level and take part in the examining. Administrative duties will include committees, examination boards, and admissions and outreach work.

At the heart of a vast network of musical study, research and practice, the Faculty of Music is made up of 14 academic staff, 5 postdoctoral researchers, 10 affiliated lecturers and 18 professional services staff who work with around 200 undergraduates and 75 graduate students. As a world-leading centre of research the Faculty includes specialists in medieval and renaissance music, early modern music, nineteenth-century music, opera, popular music, ethnomusicology, performance studies, composition, and scientific approaches to music. The Faculty facilities include a fully professional concert hall and music library as well as an impressive collection of historical instruments and a Javanese gamelan. Integral to the Faculty is the Centre for Music and Science, a purpose-built facility housing a fully equipped recording studio, computer room and research room.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up appointment on 1 January 2025, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further information about the Faculty of Music is available at www.

In order for your application to be considered, please upload to the application system:

  • a covering letter
  • a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and areas of teaching competence
  • a statement of research interests and future research plans (up to 500 words)
  • at least one sample of recent work (10,000-15,000 words).
  • contact details for three referees.
  • The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

    Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professor Marina Frolova-Walker ([email protected]). If you have queries regarding the application process please contact the Schools HR team ([email protected]).

    The closing date for applications is midnight (BST) on Thursday 20 June 2024 and interviews are planned for the 15 and 16 July 2024, subject to change.

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    Please quote reference GT41776 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    We support and encourage under-represented groups and we value diversity. We welcome applications from individuals with disabilities. Our recruitment and selection procedures follow best practice. The University has an Equal Opportunities Policy, along with a range of diversity networks for women, global majority, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. More details are available at https:// www.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    24 May 2024

    Closing date

    20 June 2024

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