New partnership with ‘ARC Centre for the History of Emotions’ for VCA

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is thrilled to announce a new partnership with The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE), a major research initiative which fosters collaboration between researchers and industry partners from different disciplines and institutions across Australia and internationally.

In collaboration with MAV, the Faculty of VCA and MCM, the Centre seeks to appoint a music research fellow to contribute to research projects in the History of Emotions, as they relate to the topic of music and the development of emotional community, specifically multicultural understanding and conciliation. The project will sit between the Performance and Shaping the Modern programs of the Centre of Excellence’s work. Working together with Professor Davidson and the directorship of MAV, the successful candidate will explore the deployment of music in multicultural understanding as it relates to personal, religious and political areas of conflict and the processes leading to its resolution.

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline, a strong record in research and a developing publication profile, familiarity with research trends in the history of emotions, knowledge of the appropriate language(s) and linguistic skills required for the research project and a demonstrated capacity for multidisciplinary and collaborative research. Experience in public speaking and experience in organising symposia and conferences are desirable.

Applicants must provide a detailed application that addresses the position description and selection criteria; a curriculum vitae and a list of publications. The research project will manifest itself as contemporary case studies of communities in Melbourne who deploy music for conciliation in multicultural contexts.

Full-time fixed-term position available from 18 March 2016 for 24 months.
Application deadline: 15 January 2016
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