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(Posted by descending due date; Postings without due dates posted last)


• Posted March 23: Procedural Graphics Designer (Muvik Labs, LLC, Boston, MA, USA) 

  • Due May 1: Future of Music Faculty Fellowship (Cleveland Insitute of Music, Ohio, USA) - Career development initiative for Black and Latinx music professionals considering and/or currently pursuing an academic career. 

• No date: Facebook Reality Labs (Redmond, WA/Menlo Park, CA/Irvine, CA, USA) - not exhaustive

Research intern (PhD): Audio Hardware
• Research intern (PhD): Audio-Visual Learning (Montreal, Canada)
• Research intern (PhD): Audio-Visual Learning (London, UK)
• Research intern (PhD): Audio-Visual Learning (Vancouver, Canada)
Research intern (PhD): Human-Computer Interaction
Research intern (PhD): Multisensory perception & Haptics - French (Montreal, Canada)

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Review begins March 1: Post-doctoral Fellow (UNLV, Las Vegas, USA) -Psychology/Neuroscience; Hannon Lab. Investigate associations between misophonia sensitivity and musicality in children and adults using behavioral and physiological measures.

Review begins March 1: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (The Brain and Mind Institute, Western University, Canada) with Grahn Lab

• Posted March 11: Post-doc in Auditory Systems Neuroscience - multiple available (Geffen laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA)

• Open March 12: Post-Doc in Applied Hearing Science (Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA)

• Posted April 1: Post-Doc in Auditory Predictive Coding (Translational and Clinical Research Institute, Newcastle University, Newscastle Upon Tyne, UK)

"We are seeking a full-time research associate in Newcastle University’s Translational and Clinical Research Institute. The appointee will join a new research group, led by Dr William Sedley, also including two PhD students. The group forms part of Newcastle University’s larger Auditory Cognition Group (, with PIs including Tim Griffiths, Adrian Rees, Chris Petkov, Yukiko Kikuchi and Kai Alter.

The appointee will join a Wellcome Trust funded programme of research for 5 years, focusing on the fundamental question of how the intensity and loudness of stimuli are processed and represented in contemporary accounts of brain function such as predictive coding. This question is highly important and widely relevant in both basic science and a range of clinical disorders from tinnitus to chronic pain, yet has received little dedicated attention.

The programme of research focuses on human studies with both healthy controls and clinical populations (mainly tinnitus and hyperacusis). These are conducted in a dedicated EEG, physiology and psychophysics laboratory in Newcastle, at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging in London (for MEG and fMRI), and in the Human Brain Research Laboratory in Iowa (for invasive neurosurgical recordings from epilepsy patients). The appointee will be expected to spend time working in all of these centres (travel and accommodation expenses covered). National and international collaborators on the programme include Karl Friston (London), Maria Chait (London), Tim Griffiths (Newcastle) and Matthew Howard (Iowa).

Start date: 1st of July 2021, or as soon after as possible


Due April 1: Post-doc (Skoe & Myers Lab, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA) - examining the neural basis of categorical perception of speech.

"Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a full-time postdoctoral position under the supervision of Drs. Erika Skoe and Emily Myers in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Connecticut. The postdoc will work as part of a collaborative team on an NSF-funded project examining the neural basis of categorical perception of speech. The project willcombine EEG-based and MRI-based methods to study individual differences at multiple levels of the neural processing stream in a diverse population of young adults. The candidate will be involved in all aspects of the project including data collection, statistical analysis, and manuscript preparation.  The position has a flexible start date.  The initial appointment is one year and renewable for up to three years total, with preference given to those who can commit to at least two years in the position. 

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in communication sciences and disorders, psychology, neuroscience, or related fields; expertise in MRI and/or EEG data collecting and processing; strong evidence of research in speech, language, or hearing sciences; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills.  

Preferred qualifications: Programming experience in R or MatLab, multivariate imaging analysis techniques, strong computational skills, experience with clinical audiological methods. 

The position includes opportunities for professional development and interdisciplinary training, as well as the opportunity to be part of the large and vibrant community of language researchers at the University of Connecticut.  

If you are interested in the position, please email Erika Skoe( and Emily Myers ( a recent CV, a brief statement of research interests (1 page), and the contact information for 2 references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applications received prior to April 1st, 2021 will be given full consideration." 

• Due April 13: Research Associate (Department of Informatics, Universität Hamburg, Germany) - Machine Learning for Speech and Audio Processing, part of Signal Processing group (PI: Timo Gerkmann)

• Due May 2: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University, North Ryde, Australia) - Understanding the prevalence of hearing and vision impairment and care practices in relation to hearing/vision impairment for people in aged care settings in Australia (PI: Piers Dawes)

Academic Jobs

• Posted Feb 21: Coordinator II, Hiphop Archive & Research Institute - HARI (Harvard University, Boston, USA).

Review begins March 1: Research Coordinator (UNLV, Las Vegas, USA) -  Investigate associations between misophonia sensitivity and musicality in children and adults using behavioral and physiological measures.

"We are looking for individuals with human subjects research experience, computer skills, and interpersonal skills especially with children and families. Desired but not required: an undergraduate degree in Psychology or a related field, supervision experience, Spanish language competence, music training, and social media marketing experience. The research coordinator will oversee participant recruitment and scheduling, conducting online and in-person behavioral studies, scheduling, and training undergraduate research assistants. To apply, send a detailed resume/CV with a cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three professional references. We will begin reviewing applications immediately until the position is filled. Send your application to erin.hannon[a]"

• Review begins March 1: Clinical Assistant Professor of Music Recording & Technology (Purdue University Fort Wayne, IN, USA).

• Due March 14 (Open until filled): Assistant or Associate Professor in AI and the Arts (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA). 

• Review begins March 15: Music Technology/Production Faculty (Ambrose University, Calgary, Canada).

• Due March 27 (extended): Associate Professor in Machine Learning (Institut Polytechnique de Paris, Telecom Paris, France) - distributed/multi-view machine listening and audio content analysis.

• Posted March 29: Research Coordinator (Stanford Educational Neuroscience Initiative, Stanford University, CA, USA) - PI Bruce McCandliss

Due March 31: Assistant Professor/Director of Graduate Music Technology (Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT, USA).

• Posted April 2: Research Assistant/Lab Manager (Overath Lab, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Duke University, SC, USA)

• Due April 6: Studio Engineering and recording Faculty (Arizona State University, Tuscon, AZ, USA).

• Due April 8: Research Fellow in Marchine Learning for Audio Captioning (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Surrey, UK). 

• Due April 16: Research Scientist (PhD Student) in Acoustical Signal Processing (Signal Processing Division, Collaborative Research Centre Hearing Acoustics at the University of Oldenburg, Germany). 

• Due May 2: Research Associate (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge Hearing Group, University of Cambridge, UK) - PI: Bob Carlyon

Industry and Other Non-Academic Jobs

• Posted Oct 31: Musicologist & Metadata Manager (Naxos of America, Franklin, TN, USA). Spanish/English Bilingual. 
Posted March 2:
 Research Audiologist (Bose, Boston, USA).

Posted March 9 (Start Date: April 2021): Researcher/Developer (MTG-UPF & BMAT, Barcelona, Spain).

The MTG-UPF, in collaboration with BMAT, starts a project funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya that will foster research and development on psychoacoustics and computational modelling. In the project we will address perceptual thresholds of music in different audiovisual contexts. The project opens the possibility to work for 2 years into the design and execution of:  a) experiments with human listeners; b) annotation campaigns to improve predictive algorithms of human listeners perception of music in audiovisual contexts; and c) predictive modelling of listening thresholds, under different conditions, using deep learning. The overall required dedication is 75% of a full-time schedule, but this amount of dedication can be partially modulated according to the project and the candidate requirements. We can also be flexible about the requirements of physical presence although, ideally, the candidate should be able to work in Barcelona, at the MTG. The MTG contribution will be supervised by Perfecto Herrera with the collaboration of BMAT researchers and developers. 

Required skills/qualifications: We seek candidates with a background allowing them to carry on research  on perceptual processes in applied contexts and, additionally, their computational modelling. Suitable degrees, among others, could be Computer Science, Electrical, Audiovisual or Multimedia Engineering, Psychology, Audiology, etc.
- Experience with Python and Git (or similar tools)
- Ability to work and deliver autonomously while being a part of a team

Valuable skills/experience:
- Master degree in Sound and Music Computing, Music Technology, Psychoacoustics, or related field
- Experience designing and carrying out experiments involving human subjects, online or on-site, and analysing their data
- Experience developing audio signal processing algorithms and deep learning applications
- Experience in music or audio annotation campaigns involving human listeners and massive collections of audio-visual recordings
- Experience in machine learning applied to audio
- Experience with deep learning libraries (PyCharm/Keras/TensorFlow)
- Experience using Essentia or similar audio analysis software
- Communicative skills

HOW TO APPLY? Interested people should send a resume as well as an introduction letter to

Posted March 10: Audio/Speech/Language Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist (Speech and Audio Group, MERL, Cambridge, MA, USA)

• Due April 16 (will consider late applications): System Development Engineer (Audiological Solutions, Oticon, Smørum, Denmark).

Due April 16: Researcher (ORCA Europe, WS Audiology, Stockholm, Sweden).

• No date: Facebook Reality Labs (Redmond, WA/Menlo Park, CA/Irvine, CA, USA) - not exhaustive

Acoustics Research Engineer (Oculus Group)
Applied Scientist, Audio Algorithms (Oculus Group)
Audio Director, Ready at Dawn (Oculus Group)
Audio DSP Research Engineer (Oculus Group)
Audio Experiences Prototyper (Oculus Group)
Audio Research Software Engineer (Oculus Group)
Audio Systems Engineer (Oculus Group)
DSP Audio Algorithm Engineer (Oculus Group)
Manager, Audio Hardware (Oculus Group)
• Manager, Software Engineering - Audio Algorithms (Oculus Group)
Manager, Software Engineering (Oculus Group)
• Perception Research Team Manager (Oculus Group)
Research Science Manager - Auditory Perception
Research Scientist - Computer Vision, Audio
Research Scientist - AR/VR Audio, Room Acoustics
Research Scientist - Speech Enhacement
Sound Design Manager (Oculus Group)



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Minority Mentorship Programs

• Women in Music Information Retrieval
Society for Music Theory: Committee for the Status of Women Mentoring Programs
Society for Music Theory: Committee on Race and Ethnicity Mentoring
Disability Studies at the American Musicological Society and Society for Music Theory Support Networks
Black in Neuro