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Post-doctoral Position: Research in Singing

Post-doctoral position to advance research in singing and to play a key
role in a new international research network of scholars and partner

An exciting postdoctoral position in research on singing is available
at the University of Prince Edward Island, the coordinating institution
for the AIRS (Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing) Major
Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) funded by the Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and under the general
direction of Dr. Annabel Cohen.  Roughly 75% of the postdoctoral
position will be spent pursuing research on one or more of the project
themes (1) acquisition of singing in a cultural context (2) teaching of
singing and the use of singing to teach (3) the role of singing in well
being broadly defined. The remaining time will be directed to liaising
with AIRS partner organizations (ranging from arts institutions to
technology companies) in the context of the research and its
applications. The position also entails contributing to the AIRS digital
repository, dissemination of findings, and meetings of the
collaboration. This position is for  up to 30 months  initially.
Opportunity to teach a one semester course in psychology or music 
annually is possible. See: http://www.upei.ca/humanres/07A10  for the
job posting. 


Ph. D. in psychology (developmental, neuroscience, cognitive science)
or music (ethnomusicology, musicology, computer music, choral music,
music education), computer science, or other field related to singing
research.  Additional: familiarity with digital audio, ability or
interest in singing (solo or choir), psychoacoustics, computer and
statistical expertise, expertise with behavioural research, research in
singing, quantitative and/or qualitative analysis, linguistics or
psycholinguistics, and lifespan or multicultural studies or experience.


Single  and double walled sound attenuated testing rooms, TDT
psychoacoustics software/hardware, Neuroscan 64 channel brainwave
recorder, eye movement recorder, biosensors, suite of 10 music keyboard
computers stations, video conferencing (Access Grid), audio and visual
non linear editing facilities (AVID/ Digidesign), Macintosh and PC
platforms, Digital library, keyboard and guitar MIDI controllers, 88 key
touch sensitive keyboard, videocameras, microphones, speaker arrays,
surround sound system, MATLAB, statistical analysis software, on line
library resources.


A letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample publications (or list
of electronic links) and names of three references should be sent to the
address below (e mail preferred).  Preliminary informal inquiries are 
also welcome.
Annabel J. Cohen, Ph.D., 
AIRS MCRI Director and Principal Investigator 
Department of Psychology
University of Prince Edward Island 
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 4P3
e mail: acohen@xxxxxxxx 
voice: 902 628 4325 
fax: 902 628 4359 

The position is available now. All qualified persons interested in
opportunities to conduct pure and/or applied research in singing at the
hub of a one of a kind international research collaboration are
encouraged to apply.