The School of Music in Piteå at Luleå University of Technology, seeks
to employ a PhD student in Musical Performance, specialising in
composition, programming, musical gesture and multimedia. You will be
part of a research cluster, consisting of two professors, Stefan
Östersjö and Åsa Unander-Scharin, a postdoc and two PhD students. This
cluster works on music and interactive technologies, with a particular
interest in the relation between musician’s movements and musical
creativity, and to apply such findings in intermedia productions
produced with and for the professional chamber ensemble Norrbotten NEO.
The PhD position is in Campus Piteå at the department for music and dance (KKL). PhD studies in Music Performance take place at Piteå, but seminars will take place both at Campus Piteå and at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. The program has a strong interdisciplinary profile and is built on collaboration with researchers and laboratories in other departments as well as with Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH). This cross-disciplinary context constitutes the core infrastructure for the research cluster.
Musical Performance is a research subject concerned in which artistic issues relevant to musical composition, improvisation and performance are addressed in and through the researcher’s individual artistic practice. Research in musical performance is interdisciplinary and seeks fruitful combinations of artistic methods, theory and practice with methodological and theoretical approaches from other research fields.
The position, which leads to a doctoral degree in Music Performance, is full time during four years, with the possibility of also adding on departmental duties, mainly teaching and supervision. As a doctoral student, you have good opportunities to individually shape your tasks and research focus, but will be responsible for creating an extended instrument in collaboration with the clarinet player and PhD student Robert Ek of Norrbotten NEO, in which motion data constitute an important factor in the creation of new works using electronics and visualisation through other media. With this instrument, and in close collaboration with Norrbotten NEO, you are expected to create a series of compositions, which will constitute the foundation for the PhD.
Regular presence at Campus Piteå is a necessity, and the position assumes that the PhD students spends time at campus Piteå. Doctoral seminars are held both at campus Piteå and at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
Requirements for admission to third cycle studies in Music Performance at Luleå University of Technology include: 1) a degree at advanced level with a major in Musical performance or composition 2) has completed higher education courses worth at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 are for second-cycle courses, or 3) in some other manner, in this country or abroad, has acquired the equivalent qualifications.
Other requirements for the position: documented musical activities of international standing in contemporary classical music, electronic music and in related genres, very good skills in oral and written communication in English or Swedish.
For further information about a PhD studies in Music Performance see:
General curricula for the Board of the faculty of humanities and social sciences
For further information, please contact Professor Stefan Östersjö +46 761029725, email@example.com or the Head of Division, Sture Kuusisalo, +46 730893020, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Union representatives: SACO-S Christer Gardelli, (+46)920-49 1809 Christer.Gardelli@ltu.seOFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46)920-49 1792 email@example.com
Luleå University of Technology works actively with equality and diversity that contributes to a creative study- and work environment. The core values of the university are respect, trust, openness and responsibility.
Your application should include:
a personal letter
a CV, degree diplomas and other relevant documents confirming your qualifications
documentation of your own artistic practice (scores and recordings of your compositions)
a Master’s thesis, or equivalent
a project plan (5-10 pages) for the intended artistic research project, including
the purpose, time plan, methods and form[s] of documentation of the project
Apply for the position via the application button below where you attach your personal letter, your CV, copies of prior degree certificates and other documents (including sounding documentation). Commercially released CDs or DVDs that you wish to add to your artistic documentation can be sent to Luleå University of Technology, Registrar’s Office, SE-971 87 Luleå, Sweden. In such cases, the item must be marked with the reference number as shown below.
In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
Reference number: 1541-2019
Deadline for application: 13 May 2019