Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest universities in Germany. Thanks to its location in the Rhine-Main science region, the university can unfold to its full potential and showcase its innovative power and dynamism. Its status as a comprehensive university allows for multidisciplinary learning and teaching and has great potential for internationally renowned, interdisciplinary research. Almost all of its institutes are located on a single campus close to the Mainz city center – creating a lively academic culture for researchers, teaching staff, and students from every continent.

Faculty 07: History and Cultural Studies / Institute of Art History and Musicology / Musicology of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Academic Faculty Member Historical Musicology 

Your tasks:

  • conduct independent research in the field of historical musicology, writing a doctoral thesis
  • teach a course load of one class per term (2 SWS)
  • advise and supervise students, and participate in examinations
  • participate in organizational and administrative tasks
  • participate in the development and elaboration of proposal ideas for research projects

Your profile:

  • Above-average university degree (master's degree or state examination) in historical musicology or a comparable subject with a musicological focus
  • Willingness to pursue academic qualifications (with preliminary considerations of a doctoral project in historical musicology)
  • Experience in academic work
  • Interest in lecturing and publishing activities
  • Interest in interdisciplinary issues and cooperations
  • Familiarity with academic procedures and structures
  • very good command of written and spoken English
  • independent and solution-oriented approach to work
  • good planning and organizational skills

In addition to the general requirements according to public services law, applicants must meet the recruitment requirements stipulated in § 57 of the Hochschulgesetz of Rhineland-Palatinate.

What we have to offer:

  • the possibility of independent research within the scope of the assigned tasks, serving personal academic qualification
  • the connection to an agile, research-strong department
  • an interesting and diverse field of activity
  • the opportunity to work in an area of responsibility with great creative potential
  • Jobticket, optional for the entire Rhine-Main area
  • Extensive human resources development offer
  • Flexible working time arrangements


This is a part-time position (50%), which is paid according to EG 13 TV-L. It is to be filled immediately, and is limited to a period of three years. An extension for the completion of the doctoral thesis is possible within the time limits of the WissZeitVG for another three years.

The position serves the purpose of academic qualification (doctorate).


JGU is diverse and welcomes qualified applications from people with varied backgrounds.


We aim to increase the number of women in the field of research and teaching, and therefore encourage female researchers to apply.


Candidates with severe disabilities and appropriate qualifications will be given priority.


Are you ready for a new challenge and interested in this varied and responsible position? Then submit your complete application by 02/10/2022, preferably via the „Apply now“ button.


For questions and further information, please contact JProf. Dr. Stefanie Acquavella-Rauch, email:


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