Research Associate (Sound and Materials in the 19th Century)
The Faculty of Music of the University of Cambridge is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work with Dr David Trippett on the ERC-funded project ‘Sound and Materialism in the 19th Century’.
The project aims to enlarge substantially our understanding of the dialogue between 19th-century music and natural science. It examines in particular how a scientific-materialist conception of sound was formed alongside a dominant culture of romantic idealism.
With a Ph.D. in Musicology (or related field) or in the History and Philosophy of Science, applicants will be experienced in writing articles, reports, and/or other material suitable for scholarly publication, and in giving papers at academic seminars and conferences. They will be able to manage and organize a wide range of activities and exercise judgment regarding time-management and prioritizing and organizing of workload. They will be highly attentive to detail but also capable of grasping and resolving sophisticated conceptual problems relevant to this project. They will be able to work independently to tight deadlines and will be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals, including the project team.
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Published on 21 May 2018