PhD Research Fellowship in Music Therapy or Musicology
University of Bergen, Grieg Academy - Department of Music

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.


PhD Research Fellowship in Music Therapy or Musicology at the Grieg Academy - Department of Music

At the Grieg Academy–Department of Music there is a vacant four-year position as PhD Research Fellow in either musicology or music therapy, with the start date of 1 January 2019.


The Grieg Academy–Department of Music is housed within in the Faculty for Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD) at the University of Bergen. The faculty has approximately 600 students and 180 staff and offers research-based education at bachelor, master and PhD levels. The Grieg Academy has a dynamic professional milieu in performance and composition, ethnomusicology and musicology, music therapy and music pedagogy. We are concerned with creating meeting points between these traditions and other humanistic subjects.


Qualification requirements

The applicant must have a Norwegian master’s degree or equivalent education from abroad within music therapy or musicology. Applicants with degrees in other relevant fields can be assessed if their project is within music therapy or musicology.


The project proposal should fall within either music therapy or musicology and will be assessed with reference to existing research milieus and available competence within the department. The candidate’s main supervisor will normally come from the permanent academic staff of the department. The proposed supervisor must have confirmed his or her willingness to supervise the project, and the name of the supervisor must be stated in the application.


About the subject areas

Musicology in the Grieg Academy–Department of Music emphasizes knowledge about music and musical understanding related to cultural and social theory, as well as newer approaches in musicology and media studies. The BA study program in musicology has a broad international orientation, and the course offerings provide the possibility for specialization within, for example, folk music, world music, classical music, popular music and jazz, as well as the study of musical institutions and musical practice as social phenomena.


Music therapy at the Grieg Academy–Department of Music is defined as the interdisciplinary study of music and health, and connects with a humanistic and community-oriented music therapy tradition. The five-year integrated Master’s Programme in Music Therapy at the Grieg Academy offers both a practical and a scientific approach, and explores focus on relationships between music and health in clinical situations and everyday contexts. Research activities are organized in GAMUT – the Grieg Academy’s Centre for Music Therapy Research. GAMUT includes researchers from both UiB and Uni Helse.


About the position

The successful applicant must carry out his or her project within the indicated fields. It is expected that the successful applicant will complete the project within the period of appointment. The successful applicant will be accepted into the doctoral programme at the University of Bergen. The programme’s main goal is to lead to a PhD degree, which qualifies for independent research activities, and for other work that requires particular qualifications.


The research and educational part of the position is 75%, while the other 25% is allocated to teaching and other obligations.


The successful applicant will be expected to relocate to the University of Bergen and conform to the regulations that apply to the position.


About research education

The Grieg Academy is also a partner in the regional Grieg Research School in Interdisciplinary Music Studies, which brings together doctoral candidates from a broad interdisciplinary music field. Research fellows will also be connected with relevant research groups at the department.


We can offer:

  • An annual salary of NOK 436.500 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 8) in the government salary scale on appointment. Further promotions are made according to qualifications and length of service in the position.
  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Employment in an inclusive workplace (under the IA scheme)
  • Good welfare benefits


How to apply

Please apply electronically via the link “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” on this page. The applicant must use the electronic CV form. The following information must be enclosed (uploaded):

1. Dissertation proposal (max 5 pages), mentioning also the name of the proposed supervisor

2. A time schedule for the completion of your project

3. A bibliography connected to the PhD project proposal

4. A short summary of the master’s thesis (max 3 pages).

5. Copies of higher education certificates and diplomas

6. List of academic publications (if any)


A committee will be appointed to evaluate the applications. The primary criteria in the evaluation are the applicant’s research potential as indicated by the research proposal, master’s thesis and other available scientific work.


Additional information:

Further information about the position can be obtained from Head of Department, Professor Randi Rolvsjord tel. +47 97514878, email


State employment is to reflect the multiplicity of the population at large to the highest possible degree. We have therefore adopted a personnel policy objective to ensure that we achieve a balanced age and sex composition.  Persons with different ethnic backgrounds and persons with disability are therefore encouraged to apply for the position.


The University of Bergen applies the principles of public openness when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about the applicant may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be named in the public list of applicants. In such cases the applicant will be notified.

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