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If you would like to come and join our research community, we would be very pleased to hear from you. 

Postdoctoral and Senior Research Fellowships 

If you are looking for post-doctoral opportunities, several schemes are available, depending on your career stage and location. 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.  

In most cases, internal review processes enable us to decide which candidates may be supported, so it is best to contact us as early as possible.

A selection of the schemes we support applications to are listed below:

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

Durham Institute of Advanced Study Fellowships 

Marie Curie Individual Fellowships

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

Leverhulme Visiting Professorships

Details of the application process will be posted here. Potential applications are welcome to make informal contact with a potential host/mentor in their field, or to contact the Director of Research, Professor Tuomas Eerola (, or Senior Research Administrator, Zoe Gardiner , with any enquiries.


Visiting Academic Policy  

If you would like to work in Durham for a period as a Visiting Academic, please read our Visiting academic policy before you make an application to the Department and contact a member of academic staff working in your area well in advance so that appropriate arrangements can be made. 

When you are ready to apply, please complete the application form which can be found here and submit your CV and research proposal to 

For further details of the scheme please get in touch with Director of Research, Professor Tuomas Eerola, or Senior Research Administrator Zoe Gardiner at