Latest postings November 13th, 2013:
1. CALL FOR STUDENT/POSTDOC APPLICATIONS: Erasmus Mundus exchange network
2. JOB OPPORTUNITY: Assistant/Associate professor in auditory neuroscience (including music)
3. 1 YEAR FUNDED POSITION: Music Engineering Technology, Miami FL
Further details below.
We would like to announce the first call for applications for students and postdocs in our Erasmus Mundus exchange network with the EU. Details on the procedure and the online-application can be found on the program web page:http://uni-leipzig.de/~acn
Please check the participating institutions and scientists (there new members and opportunities in this round). The application deadline is the 15th of December. Results will be announced in January. The exchanges can start March 2014 at the earliest.
Marc Schoenwiesner, PhD
International Laboratory for Brain
Music and Sound Research (BRAMS)
Pavillon 1420 Mont-Royal
Université de Montréal
Montréal, Québec __o
Canada, H2V 4P3 _`\<,_
fax: 514-343-2175 (+) / (+)
tel: 514-343-6111 x3181
lab website: www.brams.org
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Assistant/Associate professor in auditory neuroscience (including music)
The Hearing Systems group at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) offers a position at the level of Associate or Assistant Professor within the areas of hearing technology / auditory neuroscience. Research and education are integrated in the activities of the Hearing Systems group, which includes the internationally recognized Centre for Applied Hearing Research and the newly established Oticon Centre of Excellence for Hearing and Speech Sciences.
The research activities conducted by the Hearing Systems group is done in collaboration with several European networks as well as with industry and involves topics such as auditory signal processing and perception, speech production and perception, audio-visual speech, audiology, objective measures of the auditory function, and hearing-instrument signal processing. The goal of the research is to increase our understanding of how the human auditory system functions and to provide insights that are useful for technical applications, such as hearing aids, speech recognition systems, hearing diagnostics, and cochlear implants.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate a solid scientific knowledge and research experience in at least one, and some experience in another of the following areas:
– Hearing assistive devices (e.g., hearing aids, cochlear implants)
– Technical audiology (e.g., aided and unaided hearing evaluation, audiological diagnostics)
– Computational/analytical models of auditory signal processing or automatic speech recognition
– Auditory scene analysis and its neural basis
– Objective measures and neural coding of complex sounds (e.g., speech, music) in the auditory system
We expect the successful candidate to participate in both fundamental and advanced-level education of students, in cooperation with the other scientific staff, and to contribute actively to the theoretical and experimental research within the Department.
Candidates applying for the position at the Associate Professor level must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship and should document didactic/pedagogic training.
In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to:
– Scientific production and research potential at an international level
– Experience in teaching and education
– The ability to promote and utilize research results
– An all-round experience basis, preferably including international experience
– The ability to contribute to development of the department’s internal and external cooperation
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.
Further information may be obtained from Torsten Dau, head of the Hearing Systems Group, phone +45 4525 3977 or tdau <at> elektro.dtu.dk.
Applicants are requested to indicate whether they apply for the position as associate or assistant professor.
Please apply online no later than 15 December 2013.
The application should be in English and includes a CV and a list of publications.
Applicants who apply for the post at the Associate Professor level should indicate their works viewed as scientific highlights, and attach a teaching portfolio. Research publications and teaching materials (e.g., documentation of participation in teacher training courses) to be considered in the assessment must be attached.
All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
Professor, Head of Centre
Centre for Applied Hearing Research
DTU Elektro - Hearing Systems Group
Technical University of Denmark
Department of Electrical Engineering
Ørsteds Plads, Building 352
Direct +45 4525 3977
tdau <at> elektro.dtu.dk
1 YEAR FUNDED POSITION: Music Engineering Technology, Miami FL
We have a job opening up starting in January in sunny Miami, FL that incorporates programming,
audio processing, databases, and rehabilitation. We have a great team here and an environment
that is stimulating and fun to work in. I am posting the job description below. Please contact me
with any inquiries or CVs. The position is ideally for a PhD candidate, post-doc, or equivalent, but
all applicants will be considered!
Seeking Collaborative and Transformative Research Personnel
The Music Engineering Technology Program and the University of Miami is conducting highly
collaborative research with cross-over in Biomedical Engineering and Physical Therapy. For this
funded position, we are seeking a candidate with an interest in audio and electronics, who can
direct several projects, and with a strong programming background. This is a 1 year position with
potential for extension.
Where: University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL
When: Jan-Dec 2014
Skills: C/C++ required but Objective-C preferred; Strong signal processing or MATLAB; Mobile
‘app’ development; Database (PostgreSQL) management; Interest in athletics.
Christopher L. Bennett, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Music Engineering Technology
Frost School of Music
University of Miami
bennett <at> miami.edu | 305-284-1275
Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience
Applications are sought for graduate and postdoctoral fellowships offered by the Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience (ACN) Training Network, which provides stipends to graduate students and postdocs to pursue ACN research with one of 30 faculty members at McGill University, McMaster University, University of Montreal, the Rotman Research Institute, and the Montreal Neurological Institute. Citizens of all countries are eligible. Positions begin September, 2014. The deadline for Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship applications, funded by NSERC-Create (Canada), is February 7, 2014. Full application details are available at www.acn-create.org/admissions/.
GRADUATE STUDENT OPENING: MAPLE Lab
(NOTE: This item contains an update of information originally distributed on August 21, 2013)
The MAPLE (Music, Acoustics, Perception and LEarning) lab at McMaster University has an opening for a new MSc/PhD student interested in pursuing advanced study in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB). This new student will join a dynamic, growing research team housed in a newly renovated lab space, with access to the strong network of researchers affiliated with the McMaster Institute of Music and the Mind (MIMM). Individuals interested in contributing to our current projects on amplitude envelope, emotion in music, and multi-sensory integration are particularly encouraged to apply. For information on our research, please see www.maplelab.net.
Although interest in music is helpful, formal musical training is not a requirement. However, successful students will need a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or another affiliated discipline. Experience with computer programming and statistical analyses will be viewed favorably, but are not required. General information on the graduate program and links to application instructions can be found at www.maplelab.net/grad; specific questions beyond those addressed on this page should be directed to Dr. Michael Schutz (schutz <at> mcmaster.ca). Please include a CV, unofficial transcript, brief writing sample, and indication of citizenship/residency status (i.e. Canadian or non-Canadian) with your inquiry.
The MAPLE Lab is affiliated with the renowned McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind (MIMM), which has nearly completed construction of the LIVE Lab – a new multi-million dollar concert hall/research facility. This one-of-a-kind research center offers an advanced virtual acoustics system, touchpad response systems on every audience seat, motion capture technology, multi-user parallel EEG recording capability, and many other innovative design features. For more information on MIMM, please visit: www.mimm.mcmaster.ca
Michael Schutz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Music, McMaster University
Director, MAPLE (Music, Acoustics, Perception & LEarning) Lab: www.maplelab.net
Core Member, McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind
-- Office: 424 Togo Salmon Hall
-- Lab: 422 Togo Salmon Hall
-- Web: www.michaelschutz.net
-- Email: schutz <at> mcmaster.ca
-- Phone: 905.525.9140, ext 23159 (office); ext 27021
-- Mailing address: 1280 Main St. W. Hamilton Ontario L8S 4M2
Tenure track position in music theory, Tufts University
The Department of Music at Tufts University announces a full-time, tenure-track position in Music Theory at the Assistant Professor level beginning September 1, 2014. The candidate should have proven excellence in teaching and scholarship, and should have expertise in teaching theories of Western art music. Secondary interest in popular and/or non-Western music is strongly desired. We seek applicants who possess a broad vision of the relationship of music theory to other disciplines such as the digital humanities, film and media, cognitive neuroscience, cultural studies, or other interdisciplinary programs across the university.
Teaching responsibilities will include courses for non-majors, majors, and graduate students. Candidates should be committed to contributing to a comprehensive and inclusive music department. Ph.D. and teaching experience required.
Review of applications begins October 21, 2013 and continues until the position is filled.
Applicants should submit a letter of application including a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and arrange to have three confidential reference letters submitted directly by the authors to: https://apply.interfolio.com/23014. Questions about the position may be directed to Lucille Jones, Manager of Music Center Operations and Administration, or John McDonald, Search Committee Chair and Department Chair, at MusicSearch@tufts.edu.
Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Assistant professor of neuroscience, UNLV
The Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in neuroscience to begin August 2014. The applicant’s specific research area within neuroscience is open. However, we are particularly interested in candidates with interests in computational neuroscience, or structural/functional brain mapping and connectivity that can add to the department’s existing neuroscience research. We also welcome individuals who can interface with established and emerging research programs in Las Vegas investigating neurodegenerative disorders or autism spectrum disorders. The successful applicant would be expected to add to the department’s growing neuroscience program by teaching graduate and undergraduate courses as well as mentoring student research. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field, and must have evidence of strong scholarly work and the potential for extramural funding. Postdoctoral experience is a plus.
Initial reviews will begin December 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Full details about the position, including instructions for the on-line application process, are posted at the departmental website, http://psychology.unlv.edu, and at UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. Materials should be addressed to Jefferson Kinney, Search Committee Chair, at the on-line application address. For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or hrsearch <at> unlv.edu. UNLV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity. The university and the department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and we strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position. Internal Number: Search #14105 Pos #NEW
Joel S. Snyder, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway- Mail Stop 5030
Las Vegas, NV 89154-5030
Telephone: (702) 895-4692
Fax: (702) 895-0195
Email: joel.snyder <at> unlv.edu
Faculty Page: http://psychology.unlv.edu/html/snyder.html
Lab Page: http://faculty.unlv.edu/jsnyder
Administrative/Research Assistant Position, LIVE Lab, McMaster University
A part time Administrative/Research Assistant is required for the new and exciting LIVE LAB (Large Interactive Virtual Environment; see http://livelab.mcmaster.ca/) at the McMaster Institute for the Music and Mind (MIMM; see http://mimm.mcmaster.ca/). The position will report directly to the Director of MIMM. We are looking for an organized, enthusiastic person with good administrative and financial skills, good public relations skills, as well as an interest in the arts and scientific research. The position is half time, but there is a possibility to combine it with another half time position. The position is initially for 6 months, but there is a possibility for renewal subject to research funding.
- Keeping financial records
- Executing financial transactions through the University
- Ordering supplies
- Working with the Director and technicians to schedule experiments and other events
- Recruiting and scheduling research participants for experiments in the LIVE Laboratory
- Providing administrative assistance to the Director and Technical Director
- Organizing publicity and public outreach activities for the Institute and Laboratory
- Assisting with promotional documents
- Maintaining the MIM and LIVE Laboratory websites
- Maintaining the databases for research participants and MIMM donors
Applicants for the Administrative Research-Lab Assistant must have:
- Accounting and administrative support skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Familiarity with databases
- Ability to update websites using a Content Management System
- Experience in event planning activities
- Knowledge in the arts, particularly music and dance
- A good understanding of the research environment
Additional Information: Candidates applying to this position should submit a resume that outlines their skills and career experience in relation to this position, a cover letter that comments on what they personally bring to the position beyond their background and the stated criteria, and the names of three people who can provide references. Rate of pay will be commensurate with experience.
Submit applications to Dr. Laurel Trainor, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, McMaster University 1280 Main St. W. Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1. Applications will be accepted until November 8, 2013.
Ph.D. opportunity: comparative auditory cognition
Profs. Robert Cook and Aniruddh Patel (Tufts University Dept. of Psychology) are interested in co-supervising a Ph.D. student to study comparative auditory cognition in birds and humans (starting fall 2014). The focus is on cognitive mechanisms relevant to music perception, especially the perception of melody, rhythm, and timbre.
Dr. Cook’s lab focuses on perceptual research with pigeons and starlings (vocal nonlearners and vocal learners, respectively), and Dr. Patel’s lab focuses on human music cognition. Some relevant publications are listed below.
Prior research experience in comparative psychology and/or auditory perception is desirable. Interested applicants may send their CV to Drs. Cook (robert.cook <at> tufts.edu) and Patel (a.patel <at> tufts.edu), but formal applications for the Ph.D. program must be made via the Tufts Dept. of Psychology. The application deadline is Dec 15, 2013. Admission decisions are made by the graduate admissions committee.
The Faculty of Music, University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment as Director of the Music and Health Research Collaboratory (MaHRC). This appointment will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor and will begin July 1, 2014. This appointment will be for an initial 5-year term renewable upon a successful review.
Applicants must be experienced researchers with an excellent track record of achievement in one or multiple areas of research addressed by MaHRC: Music & Health in (1) music teaching, learning and
performing (including musicians' health and performance science); (2) therapy and medicine; (3) body, mind, and brain; (4) society and culture. Candidates must have demonstrated effectiveness in
teaching, program planning, and supervision of graduate and postdoctoral research, as well as administrative experience in the leadership and management of large research initiatives.
Responsibilities of the Director of MaHRC are to manage the Collaboratory and implement University policy in all aspects of its operation; lead the research vision of MaHRC in all its areas; conceptualize, motivate, promote, and facilitate a research agenda among MaHRC participants; create an environment conducive to the growth of intellectual life within the Collaboratory and to maintain the confidence and co-operation of MaHRC researchers and organizations as well as administrative staff; manage effectively and efficiently the external relations of MaHRC, both within the University and in the wider community, so as to facilitate support for its research activities; provide leadership in the development of a Music and Health graduate program; teach courses related to the MaHRC research and training agenda relevant to areas of expertise.
We are looking for a mid-career or senior scholar/scientist with internationally recognized achievement in research in one or more of MaHRC's research areas. A completed doctorate is required by time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Strong musical background is expected. Medical education and clinical experience is a key asset. Institutional administrative experience is essential. The Director reports to the Dean of Music, and collaborates with numerous other research teams and academic units within the University and in the broader hospital and clinical research communities.
Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.
Review of applications will begin as of October 15, 2013.
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact dean.music <at> utoronto.ca.
For more information about the Faculty of Music, please visit our home page: http://www.music.utoronto.ca/site5.aspx
and for MaHRC: http://www.music.utoronto.ca/about/MaHRChome.htm
Postdoctoral position in music/sound research (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Successful postdoctoral applicants will be expected to pursue a course of study within the broad field of music/sound and preferably with a specialism in biofeedback and emotioneering. Applicants should have obtained their PhD no earlier than 1st June 2008 and must demonstrate in their application their willingness and ability to work within Aalborg University's interdisciplinary environment. All applicants are expected to be at ease in both practical and theoretical milieu and will be expected to base themselves at the Aalborg Campus of AAU and to take up the offer no later than early February 2014.
The Obel Professor of Music
TEL: (+45) 99 40 91 00
FAX: (+45) 98 15 45 94
POST: Aalborg Universitet
Institut for Kommunikation
Musikkens Plads 1
Post-doctoral fellowship: Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Nevada
I will have a 1-year position (with potential to extend to 2 or 3 years) opening up later in the summer on a grant having to do with auditory change detection, change"deafness", and auditory training. The project uses event-related brain potentials (ERPs) and psychophysics so anyone with background in these or related techniques would be qualified. Any potential candidate can simply email me a brief statement of interest and a CV.
Joel S. Snyder, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Email: joel.snyder<at> unlv.edu
Faculty Page: http://psychology.unlv.edu/html/snyder.html
Lab Page: http://faculty.unlv.edu/jsnyder
RESPONSIBILITIES: Designing, programming, and conducting behavioral experiments; analyzing data; participant outreach and recruitment; implementation and maintenance of analysis software and computational models; technical support for lab personnel; participation in reading groups and research seminars; and some basic administrative duties including ordering equipment, tracking supplies, etc. Will be encouraged to take an active role in scientific research. The position is ideal for individuals considering future graduate study in cognitive science or neuroscience.
To apply, please follow the instructions at this link: http://sh.webhire.com/servlet/av/jd?ai=631&ji=2681090&sn=I