Research fellow in artistic research

University of Bergen


October 1, 2021


Research fellow in artistic research Research Fellow in Artistic Research at The Grieg Academy - Department of


At the Grieg Academy – Department of Music there is a vacancy as a research fellow (100 %) in artistic research within music performance, interpretation and creation for a fixed-term period of four years of which 25 per cent comprises required duties. The required duties may be in the form of teaching, exam work or supervision, according to the needs of the department.

About the project/work tasks:

The PhD education is intended to qualify for artistic research of an international standard, and for other work in society where great demands are made to artistic insight and competence, in accordance with good academic practice and ethical standards.

The project must fall under the subject area of music performance, interpretation and creation. The Department offers study programmes with BA and MA with study courses including classical, jazz, traditional music and composition.

We encourage projects that focus on interpretation of repertoire in which classical conventions of score based performance practices is at the centre. Projects that challenge and discuss established practices and seek towards experimental methods for the exploration of how repertoire are interpreted and understood is of particular interest. Project involving multiple genres is possible.

Applications will be assessed in light of the criterias in the ph.d program description as well as the artistic practise and research competence at the department. Applicants are requested to familiarize themselves with the artistic research profile at the department and faculty, and incorporating it in the design of their project, please see:

Project description:

The project description should place the project in a subject/research field, and present the theme, issues, context, methods, and choice of work- and presentation forms. The project description shall present the project's position in, and relevance to, the academic environment at the department, and account for the specific needs for professional and material resources, as well as any legal and ethical issues. You must inform of any potential collaborating institutions and cooperation partners. We also request a separate progress plan for different parts of the work. We encourage applicants to contact a potential supervisor in the department to consider the relevance of the project idea for the research environment and possibilities for supervision.

Qualifications and personal qualities:
  • Applicants must hold a master's degree in music performance, composition or corresponding education. The degree must be completed within the application deadline.
  • Applicants must have experience in artistic practice and production at a high national or international level.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and have the ability to cooperate with others.
  • Applicants must have good written and verbal skills in English.
  • Emphasis will be placed on personal qualities. Professional ambitions and potential will also be considered when assessing candidates.
  • The following conditions apply for the appointment:

    The successful candidate will be enrolled in the ph.d program of the Faculty of fine arts, music and design. The appointment is for a fixed-term period of four years of which 25 per cent comprises required duties. The required duties may be in the form of teaching, exam work or supervision, according to the needs of the department.

    The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a recruitment position. The educational content of the ph.d. program in artistic research has two parts: one obligatory (20 ECT points), and one individual part (10 ETC points). The obligatory part is organised by the Norwegian Artistic Research School.

    At the Grieg Academy, the ph.d. research fellows can also join the Grieg Research School of Interdisciplinary Music Studies, a research school that gathers research fellows from a broad landscape of music fields and disciplines.

    We offer:
  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at pay grade 54 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 10) in the civil service salary scale. This currently constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 491.200. Further promotion is made according to length of service.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits
  • Applications must include:
  • Project description of maximum 5 pages or 20000 signs
  • Documentation of relevant artistic production in the form of audio and/or video recordings
  • Documentation (diplomas and confirmations) of formal professional competence
  • Progress plan
  • Budget (see our website)
  • Proposed supervisor
  • Your application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge.

    General information:

    Detailed information about this appointment may be obtained by contacting: Head of Department Randi Rolvsjord at tel. + 47 – 55 58 73 00/+ 47 97514878

    The civil service work force shall as much as possible reflect the diversity of Norwegian society. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

    We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

    The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if the request is not met.

    Further information about the employment process can be found here.

    The University of Bergen

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    There are three departments at Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design. Read more about the faculty and departments.

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    1st October 2021


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