[ 16. Dezember 2014 ]

STUDIUM – PhD studentship University of Leeds UK

Subject: PhD studentship University of Leeds UK
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014
From: James Mooney

The University of Leeds School of Music is pleased to announce a PhD
Studentship to mark the start of a new £130k Arts and Humanities
Research Council (AHRC) funded project entitled “Hugh Davies: Electronic
Music Innovator.” The studentship covers full fees and is to commence no
later than 1 October 2015 (and potentially as early as 1 March 2015).

Full details here:

Subject Area

The successful applicant will ideally have experience of musicological
study, a background in electronic/electroacoustic music, and an interest
in electronic/ electroacoustic music history. Applications from
candidates with backgrounds in Science and Technology Studies (STS),
History of Science and Technology, and potentially other disciplines,
are also welcomed provided they demonstrate relevant music expertise and
Candidates are invited to submit a research proposal that addresses one
or more aspects of the work of Hugh Davies and/or its influence.
Informal enquiries regarding the topic area may be directed to Dr James
Mooney (j.r.mooney@leeds.ac.uk). Proposals on one or both of the
following topics are particularly encouraged:

Davies’s performing ensembles
Davies’s work as a composer

Proposals on the following topics are also welcomed, and/or might be
combined with the above:

Davies’s work with/for Karlheinz Stockhausen (fluency in German beneficial)
Davies’s research, writings and teachings
Davies’s self-built instruments
Davies’s work as a promoter, curator and committee member

Note that all of these these topics are indicative; proposals addressing
other areas relevant to Davies’s work are also welcomed. See the full
advertisement (link above) for further information.

Applicants must have a good first degree in an appropriate subject, and
normally a Master’s degree or other professional experience relevant to
the scope of the project. (Fluency in German and/or French will be
beneficial for some materials, but is not essential).

Applications should be made via the University’s online application
When asked for information about the area of research, applicants should
state clearly that they are applying for the Performing the Hugh Davies
PhD Studentship in Music. A research proposal must be submitted, that
clearly identifies the proposed topic area outlines the aims, scope, and
research questions of the proposed study. In addition, applicants must
complete the relevant Studentship Application Form, which should be
submitted by email to the Postgraduate Research Student Administrator,
Linda Watson, (musicphd@leeds.ac.uk) by midnight on the closing date for

Informal enquiries are encouraged; please contact Dr James Mooney,
email: j.r.mooney(at)leeds.ac.uk.

Questions regarding the application process should be addressed to the
Postgraduate Research Student Administrator, Linda Watson, email:

Closing date for applications: Friday 30 January 2015.

Interviews will be held: Monday 16 February 2015, in Leeds