University Assistant (w/m/d) (PreDoc) in Historical Musicology

Job offer


The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz – Institute of Composition, Theory of Music, History of Music and Conducting – is offering a position beginning with the winter semester 2024/25 (01.10.2024) for a

University Assistant (w/m/d) (PreDoc) in Historical Musicology

The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz – the KUG- is an internationally renowned educational institution in the heart of Europe with campuses in Graz and Oberschützen. At 17 institutes, two doctoral schools and a centre for gender studies and diversity, it offers highly qualified teaching and research as well as the development, exploration and analysis of the arts. The focus is on artistic citizenship and the connection between Austrian musical tradition and the innovative contemporary positioning. For researchers, the university offers an attractive environment. The focus is on music-related research, ranging from natural science and technology to social science and humanities approaches, and also includes artistic research. Theatre studies and gender studies complete the research portfolio. As a place of education and as an employer, the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz sees itself as part of an open society that takes diversity into account through its work.

Your duties

• independent research activities, in particular in the field of Historical Musicology and Gender Studies

• Submission of a dissertation with a focus on historical musicology and gender studies (in the context of Doctoral Studies at the KUG)

• Independent teaching of courses and holding exams

• Supervision of students

• participation is essential in research projects and teaching duties in the organisational unit

• Participation in examinations

• Participation in organisational, administrative and evaluation duties

• Attendance at national and international conferences, meetings and symposia

• sensitivity in dealing with gender and diversity

Experience in the field of Science Communication (Science Outreach) is welcome.

Your profile

• Completion of a diploma or master’s degree in an appropriate professional study area

• Very good knowledge of European music history

• Interest in working with archive collections and handling manuscript sources from the 19th century

• Openness to the research fields of cultural studies musicological gender studies

• IT skills and interest, possibly basic knowledge of digital tools

• language skills: German and English (very good knowledge), French (good knowledge)

• structured, independent and reliable way of working

• ability to communicate and work in a team

• curiosity and willingness to familiarise yourself with an innovative interdisciplinary subject area

We can offer

• A varied area of responsibility

• A dynamic working environment with a pleasant working atmosphere

• Doctoral studies with tailor-made support and further education offer for early career scientists

• Wide range of diverse cultural events at University

• Good compatibility of work and family as well as cooperation with childcare facilities

• Flexible working time models and possibility of home office

• Good public transport connections to your new workplace

• Wide range of international training courses

• Internationality

Contract: Position limited to 4 years. The employment contract needs to include the completion of a doctoral degree in Historical Musicology.

Level of employment: Part-time, employment extent of 75 % of full-employment

Salary: Collective agreement minimum monthly gross salary currently € 2,684.10 (14 x annually); a higher salary may be negotiated.

The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz aims to increase the proportion of women among its artistic and scientific staff and therefore explicitly invites qualified women to apply. In the event of underrepresentation, women with equal qualifications will be given priority.

Persons with disabilities or chronic illnesses who meet the required qualification criteria are expressly invited to apply.

We look forward to receiving your written application including a cover letter, a concept on a topic from the history of music after 1800 for your dissertation (max. 2-3 pages) and other documents (CV, certificates, list of publications and courses held etc.) to

Application deadline: 26.06.2024

Reference number: 25/24

Applicants are not entitled to compensation for the travel and lodging expenses that arise during the application procedure.

On behalf of the rectorate

Georg Schulz


Job type
Part time
Minimal education
Experience level
Entry level
Language requirements
Other language requirement
Working language(s)
Other working language


Deadline for application
26 Jun, 2024
Start date
01 Oct, 2024



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