Post-doc­tor­al re­search­er in mu­si­co­logy (100%)

Leuven, musicology department

Deadline: 22.08.2022

The University of Leuven is excellently located just 30 km from Brussels and is one of Europe's leading research universities. Founded in 1425, it is also the oldest university in the Low Countries. Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research position in the university’s musicology department. The position is attached to the department’s Early Music Research Group and the Alamire Foundation, International Centre for the Study of Music in the Low Countries, with which the Group is associated. The Group’s particular strengths include Franco-Flemish polyphony in the fifteenth and sixteenth century, late medieval and renaissance chant traditions, and source-studies.


The post-holder will be expected to:

  • carry out original research
  • publish in internationally leading journals
  • contribute to funding applications
  • assist in organizing conferences and exhibitions


Applicants should:

  • hold a Ph.D. in musicology, awarded by the project start-date, in a relevant topic
  • must not have resided, studied, or been employed in Belgium for more than 24 months during the 3 years immediately preceding the start-date of the position
  • should not have held a doctorate for more than 6 years prior to the start-date of the position
  • cannot reside abroad for more than six months during the appointment
  • cannot be involved in education


A two-year, fixed-term, full-time post-doctoral research position in the University of Leuven’s musicology department, beginning on 1 November 2022, or soon as possible thereafter. The post-holder will collaborate with prof. Antonio Chemotti, whose current research projects pertain to music printing in the Low Countries as well as to the musical relations between the Low Countries and Central Europe. However, applications are welcomed from candidates with expertise in any area that falls under the Early Music Research Group's remit, broadly understood.


Applications should consist of:

  • A letter of motivation
  • A CV, including list of publications
  • A one-page research project
  • A writing sample (published or unpublished paper, chapter from PhD dissertation…)
  • Two letters of recommendation

Please contact Prof. Antonio Chemotti for further particulars and informal enquiries,mail:

You can apply for this job no later than August 22, 2022 via the online application tool :

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