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University of Music and Performing Arts Graz – Doctoral School for Artistic Research

Job Announcement: Senior Scientist (Postdoc) for Artistic Research in Music

The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Doctoral School for Artistic Research KWDS, offers a temporary (18 months) full-time postdoctoral position for a Senior Scientist (Postdoc) for Artistic Research in Music (Substitute Position) based on § 26 of the Austrian collective agreement for university employees, to begin as soon as possible, preferably on 1 October 2021.

KWDS offers an internationally leading doctoral programme in artistic research, centering around epistemically oriented artistic practice, in combination with an exciting artistic research environment, currently hosting two significant research projects funded by the Austrian Science Funds. We are looking for an outstanding artistic researcher in music (including interdisciplinary practices) to take on responsibilities in the Dr.artium Programme (events, applicant orientation, admissions process), to conduct and publish original artistic research, to apply for research funding, teach subjects in artistic research, and to contribute to editorial work. We particularly encourage artistic researchers whose research practices clearly integrate reflection through artistic experimentation with scholarly/scientific reflection to apply. The successful candidate will show evidence of high international level artistic and academic research and publications in music, as well as previous experience in organizing and running festivals and/or conferences, be an excellent teamworker with a sophisticated working and communication culture, social and gender competence, show close familiarity with the current discourse on artistic research, and possess excellent academic English and German skills.

Application deadline is 1 September 2021. For further details see:




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