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AIRS Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Research on Singing

AIRS Post-doctoral Fellowship

A unique postdoctoral position in research on singing is available
through the AIRS (Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing) Major
Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) funded by the Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). As a multinational,
multi-institutional research collaboration, AIRS focuses on three themes
related to singing: development, education, and well-being. 

The Fellow will spend 100% of his or her time 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 to include
health, intergenerational understanding and cross-cultural
understanding, as described in the AIRS Milestone Document. 

The Fellowship will be held at the home Institution of an AIRS
Collaborator, who has agreed to serve as supervisor. Opportunity for
both independent and collaborative research will be provided as long as
the objective of the research is to further the achievement of the AIRS
milestones with which the supervisor is involved. The position also
entails contributing to the AIRS digital repository, dissemination of
findings, and involvement with meetings of the collaboration. This
position is for 12 months with a starting date as early as May 1, 2011
and as late as September 1, 2011. Depending on academic background, and
arrangements with the host University, opportunity to teach a
one-semester course related to the expertise of the Fellow is possible.
Qualifications: Ph. D. in psychology (developmental, neuroscience,
cognitive science, counselling), music (ethnomusicology, musicology,
computer music, choral music, music education, music therapy), computer
science, sociology, anthropology, religious studies, folklore or other
field related to singing research. Peer reviewed publications. Good
written communication skills.
Additional: ability or interest in singing (solo or choir).
Eligibility: Citizens of any country may apply, but those without
Canadian citizenship may hold the Fellowship only at a Canadian
university. Passing the Ph. D. oral defence with a submitted final copy
of the thesis is required prior to taking up the position.
For detailed information and forms see the web-site: AIRS
Application procedure: Prospective candidates should approach one of
the AIRS Collaborators in regard to possible supervision. Names of
potential supervisors are posted on the AIRS website. Having secured a
supervisor, the form for the application is to be submitted along with
the names of three referees (who will not be contacted without the
candidate's knowledge). The supervisor must also complete a form
confirming interest and support of the application.
Checklist for submission: Form from the applicant, including research
plan Form from the supervisor CV of the applicant List of publications
with an option to attach up to 3 pdfs
Selection of the winning candidate will be based on record of scholarly
achievement (not necessarily research on singing), evidence of promise
to contribute to the AIRS research milestones on singing research as
indicated by the candidate's research plan in conjunction with the
supervisor's letter, potential synergies with the host and other AIRS
members, letters of reference (upon request), and support from the
potential host.
Submissions should be submitted electronically to dannear@xxxxxxx,
(Deborah Annear, AIRS Administrative Manager). For further information
contact Annabel J. Cohen, AIRS Project Director, 902-628-4325; fax: 902-
628-4359; e-mail: acohen@xxxxxxxx