The Associate / Assistant Professor will be a member of the Department of Education and Social Work within the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
Children use music and music ideas in both observable and unobservable ways : in their routines, play, and relationships.
All these ways contribute positively to their aesthetic, expressive, emotional, intellectual, social, physical, and creative development.
Since the field of early childhood music is characterised by varying theoretical frameworks and underpinned by different and often competing epistemological perspectives, the successful candidate will demonstrate good insight in the ongoing research discussions in Early Childhood Music Education.
At the same time, music is also considered an important medium of personal expression and development for people of all ages, right up to old age.
Goals, contents, and methods for music education work with groups of people of all ages are developed in Elemental Music Education.
The successful candidate will have relevant expertise and professional experience in this field. Finally, closely related to this subject is instrumental pedagogy.
Ideally, the successful candidate will also be qualified as a competent specialist in this subject.
With regard to the new Bachelor programme in Music Education at the University of Luxembourg, all kinds of Music Education will be seen primarily as a pedagogical domain.
Therefore, the successful candidate will be able to consider pedagogical principles which are discussed in educational science and in pedagogical professional discourse.
Furthermore, she / he will demonstrate a strong interest in the specific needs and challenges especially of the Luxembourgish educational system of music education.
She / he will develop research activities in elemental and / or instrumental music education at the University of Luxembourg.
The Associate / Assistant Professor will teach in the new Bachelor programme for Music Education. She / he will also be in charge to lead the programme as Study Programme Director and to develop the programme further in close cooperation with the Luxembourgish Conservatoires.
She / he will also establish close cooperation with the Bachelor en Sciences de l’Éducation (BScE) and will share courses of the Bachelor for Music Education with the BScE.
What we expect from you
Candidates shall have a research profile in at least one out of the following fields :
Qualifications, experience, aptitude
The University of Luxembourg is set in a multilingual context. The person hired on this position must be proficient in English and either French or German.
The University encourages its staff to learn the other language and provides access to language courses to this end.
Candidates starting as Assistant Professors follow the University of Luxembourg’s tenure-track career scheme and a possibility of promotion will be given after 5 years upon positive evaluation.
How to apply...
As part of the application process specifically for academic positions, please follow the instructions below.
Candidates are asked to send their full application in English ONLY via the following link : http : / / ulsurvey.uni.lu / index.php / 922357?lang en
Until 24 June 2021 including the following documents :
to : Prof. Dr. Georg Mein / Dean of the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education
All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence. The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunities employer.
The University of Luxembourg is committed to achieving gender parity among its academic staff and aims to eliminate obstacles to recruitment of female professors and their career development.
Should candidates present equivalent CVs, preference will be given to female candidates in all departments where gender parity is not yet achieved.
Here’s what awaits you at the University
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Prof. Dr. Georg MEIN / Email : georg.mein uni.lu
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