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Durham University


Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Music Department, Durham University

We invite expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates for the following two fellowship schemes. We welcome enquiries from eligible candidates working on topics related to our specific research fields within musicology, ethnomusicology, theory and analysis, cognition, composition and performance, or on related interdisciplinary projects: potential candidates are encouraged to explore the information on our current research on our web site. Further information about the Music Department can be found at:

Please direct enquiries to Zoe Gardiner

British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The Department of Music invites expressions of interest from postdoctoral researchers interested in making an application for a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are three-year Fellowship awards made to an annual cohort of outstanding Early Career Scholars which aim to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment which will develop their curriculum vitae and improve their prospects of obtaining permanent lecturing posts by the end of the Fellowship.

Eligible candidates who are interested in coming to Durham on a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship are encouraged to read the relevant information at

Durham's Music Department is one of the UK's leading centres for music research, having been ranked as one of the top three departments in REF 2014. We are interested in supporting outstanding candidates with excellent research proposals related to one or more of our existing research areas. For more information on these visit

Please contact Zoe Gardiner later than Tuesday 25 August 2020 with an expression of interest.

Durham International Fellowships for Research and Enterprise (COFUND)

This scheme is currently closed to new applications.

Further information on the Durham International Fellowships scheme, including eligibility criteria, can be found at:

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

The Music Department invites expressions of interest from outstanding candidates who wish to apply for a prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship through Durham University. Draft application paperwork needs to be submitted by 10 January 2020 to, but candidates are encouraged to get in touch as soon as possible. Further information on the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships scheme, including eligibility criteria, can be found at: