About the positions
The University of Agder, Faculty of Fine Arts, invites applications for up to 6 positions as PhD Research Fellow in Popular Music at the Department of Popular Music for a period of three years, or four years with 25% required duties. At present, the position is located at Campus Kristiansand. Starting date by appointment.
The Faculty of Fine Arts is comprised of 3 departments; The Department of Popular Music, The Department of Classical Music and Music Education, and The Department of Visual Arts and Drama. The Faculty has approximately 550 students and 90 members of staff employed in academic positions. The Faculty of Fine Arts. The Faculty offers several Master’s- and bachelor’s programmes within fine arts, among them a Master’s in Electronic Music. The PhD programme has two specialisations, one within Popular Music Performance and one within “Art in context”.
The Department of Popular Music has highly qualified faculty with musicology supervision skills specialised within Popular music/popular music research. Also, the Department offers strong artistic competency within the field of Popular Music Performance, and members of staff with a vast domestic and international network. These will offer the PhD Research Fellow support in the academic field/working environment and as possible supervisors.
The Department of Popular Music has established the laptop as a separate principal instrument, and it has over the last 25 years developed a strong academic environment within music technology. The Faculty of Fine Arts has invested considerably in recording studios of high international standard.