Teacher in applied musicology (0.7 FTE)

Onderwijs en onderzoek
Uren per week: 
30 tot 30
Faculteit of dienst: 
Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen
departement Media- en Cultuurwetenschappen
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The Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University is an internationally renowned teaching and research consortium composed of scholars in Musicology, Theatre, Dance, Film, Television, Arts Policy, Communication, New Media, Game and Gender Studies. It is dedicated to an interdisciplinary approach to music, media, performance, and culture in general. Musicology at Utrecht University offers courses at the Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral level. The BA programme in Musicology (conducted in both Dutch and English) has frequently been rated best programme of its kind in the Netherlands and offers fundamental training in Musicology with a focus on Historical Musicology and Music and Media research.

The 1-year MA in Applied Musicology offers intensive training for a career as a decision maker in the music world. The 2-year Research MA in Musicology prepares students for a research-oriented or academic career in Music, including PhD studies. Both MA programmes are conducted in English.


  • Master in Musicology (preferably a PhD); as well as a
  • Master in (Music Business Administration);
  • teaching experience;
  • practical experience in, and profound knowledge of the music business;
  • excellent communication skills and evidence of team spirit;
  • basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) according to Dutch university standards or to be acquired;
  • fluency in English at near-native or native speaker level in oral and written communications.


This is an appointment of 0.7 FTE for the duration of one year In case of a good perfomance, extending the employment for 2 more years is one of the possibilities. The minimum gross salary is € 2,709 and the maximum gross salary is € 4,978 (scale 10/11 of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities) per month, at a full-time employment.

Besides that, you will receive a holiday allowance of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 %. Utrecht University also has an appealing package of terms of employment, including the choice for a good balance between work and private (a good arrangement for leave, among other things), possibilities for development and an excellent pension scheme. More information on working at Utrecht University can be found here.

Over de organisatie

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 societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability. 

The Faculty of Humanities has around 6,000 students and 900 staff members. It comprises four knowledge domains: Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Art History, Media and Culture Studies, and Languages, Literature and Communication. With its research and education in these fields, the Faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context. The enthusiastic and committed colleagues and the excellent amenities in the historical city center of Utrecht, where the Faculty is housed, contribute to an inspiring working environment. The Applied Musicology programme is designed from the perspective of a practice-based form of musicology. Particular attention is paid to studying and analysing the way the musical infrastructure functions. The students acquire the knowledge and skills required to successfully operate internationally within this system. The successful applicant is expected to complement the current teaching and research staff of Utrecht Musicology, especially in the Applied Musicology Master programme.

For more information about our teaching, please consult:




Aanvullende informatie

For more information about this position, please contact: Prof. dr. Emile Wennekes, via e.wennekes@uu.nl.


Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.  

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation via the ‘apply’ button below
Applications must include:

  • a letter of motivation (detailing how the candidate fulfils the requirements of the post as described above);
  • a CV including a full list of publications;
  • and/or relevant work experience;
  • (certified) copies of relevant diploma;
  • evaluations of courses taught within the past five years if available;
  • names and contact details of three (academic) references.

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