Two early music post-doc posts

Posted: July 5, 2017 by Julia Craig-McFeely


Duration: 2 years, full-time

Start date: 1 October 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter

Salary: c. €2200 / month (net)

Application deadline: 1 August 2017

 The University of Leuven is excellently located just 30 km from Brussels, and is one of Europe's leading research universities. Founded in 1425, it is also the oldest university in the Low Countries. Applications are invited for two two-year, fixed-term, full-time post-doctoral research positions in the university’s musicology department, beginning on 1 October 2017. The positions area attached to the department’s Early Music Research Group and the Alamire Foundation, International Centre for the Study of Music in the Low Countries, with which the Group is associated. The Group’s particular strengths include Franco-Flemish polyphony of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, late medieval and renaissance chant traditions, and source-studies. However, applications are welcomed from candidates with expertise in any area that falls under the group’s remit, broadly understood. 

Applicants should:

  • hold a Ph.D. in musicology, awarded by the project start-date, in a relevant topic
  • must not have resided, studied, or been employed in Belgium for more than 24 months during the 3 years immediately preceding the start-date of the position
  • should preferably not have held a doctorate for more than 6 years prior to the start-date of the position

Applications should consist of:

  • A letter of motivation
  • A CV, including list of publications
  • A one-page research project
  • A writing sample
  • Two letters of recommendation, sent under separate cover

The application and letters of recommendation should be addressed to prof. David Burn (david.burn [at], and should to be received no later than 1 August 2017.

Prof. Burn may also be contacted for further particulars and informal enquiries.