The International Centre of Community Music based in the School of Performance and Media Production, York St John University, is seeking applications from candidates interested in pursuing a full-time PhD research project under the title Ethno: 30 years of Intercultural learning through peer education in traditional music.
Ethno is Jeunesses Musicales International's program for folk, world and traditional music. The program, founded in 1990 and present today in over 15 countries, is aimed at young musicians aged 13-30 with a mission to revive and keep alive global cultural heritage amongst youth. The candidate will explore questions relating to:
The history of Ethno;
The impact of the ethno experience to those that have engaged in its practice;
Approaches to pedagogy;
Further information can be found here: https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/research/research-degrees-/degree-funding-opportunities/
You will have a 2.1 or above undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, and have completed a Masters degree. You should have a passion for pursuing original research in the intersections of community music, applied ethnomusicology, and music education. Highly motivated, resilient and with the determination to succeed, you will be committed to undertaking a PhD and will possess strong written and oral communication skills along with excellent organizational skills.
Students will be expected to
Undertake a PhD programme of research under the supervision of Professor Lee Higgins and an appointed second supervisor;
Enhance the research culture of the School in which they are located, the ICCM, and the University by participating in events, conferences and training;
Undertake some teaching assignments as directed by the ICCM Director and Head of School;
Have a significant presence on the York campus.
As part of the School of Performance and Media Production at York St John University, the ICCM aims to provide a global forum through which community music research, teaching, scholarship, professional practice and pedagogy can be nurtured and developed. We set out to: Support the development of community music through research; provide a global forum for community music scholarship, teaching & learning, and creating diverse opportunities for community music partnerships.
How to apply
Applicants must complete the online application form via https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/the-path-to-postgraduate-study/
and attach two documents:
A ‘Research Proposal' which should not exceed 1,500 words. The research proposal should contain the following: abstract, relevant experience, aims, objectives, methodology, work plan, outcomes and dissemination, references.
A full curriculum vitae
Closing Date: April 22nd 2019
Interviews will be held May 9th 2019
£14,777 per annum plus tuition fees and bursary travel