Job description We are offering a fully-funded PhD position on the project Normalising War-as- Entertainment. In its broadest sense, the project researches the emergence of a war-as-entertainment culture in nineteenth-century Europe. While the burgeoning culture of musico-theatrical representations of war are often dismissed or neglected as nothing but commercial spectacle, their popularity and longevity suggest that they served a larger need in responding to the emotives of insecurity brought on by nineteenth-century European warfare. The project will be the first to explore the roles of these fictionalised performances of war within nineteenth-century “security cultures”. As such it will establish a new musicologically-informed research perspective within The Security History Network.
Qualifications The ideal candidate has a (Research) Master's degree in musicology, media and culture studies, theatre studies, or another relevant discipline such as history, cultural anthropology or cultural history, with a demonstrable expertise in researching music and an interest in musico-theatrical entertainments and/or politico-cultural history.
You will be offered a temporary position (1.0 FTE), initially for 18 months with an extension to a total of four years upon a successful assessment in the first year, and with the specific intent that it results in a doctorate within this period. The gross salary ranges between €2,541 in the first year and €3,247 in the fourth year of employment (scale P according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year.
About the organization Sharing science, shaping tomorrow. A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability. Additional information For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Annelies Andries (Assistant Professor) at [email protected]. To apply, please use the 'apply' button.
The application deadline is 12/06/2023