The POPLIVE project at the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC) is looking for a
PhD-candidate Music Industries in media and culture
We are looking for a highly motivated PhD-candidate who considers it a challenge to conduct PhD research in the context of a collaborative research project funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) on Staging popular music: sustainable live music ecologies for artists, music venues and cities (POPLIVE).The POPLIVE project is a collaboration between Erasmus University, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, the Vereniging Nederlandse Poppodia en –Festivals and MOJO Concerts. As a PhD-candidate of the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC), you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with renowned academics with an international focus and track record. As a PhD-candidate, you will also perform research-related teaching duties for the International Bachelor’s in Communication and Media (IBCoM) or other educational programmes offered by the School.
A (research) master’s degree in the humanities or social sciences is a must, as well as a wide-ranging knowledge of theories on the cultural/creative industries, the music business, talent development and sociology of culture. In addition, a solid background in qualitative or/and quantitative research methods is required. In addition to an understanding of the latest developments in the field, the candidate must possess an analytical attitude as well as strong social skills because this project amounts to intensive collaboration between universities and music companies. Candidates who take a proven interest in popular music industries studies are preferred.