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AIRS Postdoctoral Position - Singing Research - Digital Library
AIRS Postdoctoral position- Singing Research - Focus on Digital
Library Development - UPEI
The AIRS (AdvancingInterdisciplinary Research in Singing) Major
Collaborative Research Initiative(MCRI) at the University of Prince
Edward Island (UPEI) seeks ahighly-qualified applicant for a
post-doctoral position focusing on thedevelopment of a digital
repository for research in singing. The project andposition is funded by
the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council ofCanada (SSHRC) at
the level of SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships.
For details: http://hr.upei.ca/01A13
The digital library is a keycomponent of the AIRS project supporting the
international collaboration ofover 70 researchers and their students
across Canada and 15 other countries, andit presents a unique
opportunity to investigate the use of technology tofurther music
research. The successful applicant will join thismultidisciplinary team
of researchers who are investigating singing from theperspectives of
development, education and well-being.
As the work requires theability to communicate with researchers from a
variety of disciplines, theideal applicant will have, as well as
technical prowess, a research backgroundin a discipline represented in
the AIRS consortia; and/or a background ininformation or library science
with substantive experience in interdisciplinaryresearch environments. A
keen love of music, especially vocal music, is alsohighly desirable.
To apply send a statement ofinterest and curriculum vitae as well as
contact information of three referees(who will not be contacted without
the applicant's permission). Please send twopublications or provide
their URL's or the URL to the doctoral thesis.
Applications should be sent to: Dr. Annabel J. Cohen airscohen@xxxxxxx
with acopy to airs@xxxxxxx
For more information, you may contact Dr. Annabel Cohen (phone:
902-628-4325;e-mail: acohen@xxxxxxx; or Dr. George Tzanatakis
(gtzan@xxxxxxxxxx). Foradministrative assistance call RossDwyer
902-566-6023; fax (902) 628-4359, rdwyer@xxxxxxxx
Applicants must have defendedtheir PhD in a relevant discipline such as
information science, musictechnology, cognitive science, library
science, computer science, acoustics,psychoacoustics, or hearing
sciences. HTML coding and media editing skills,some knowledge of
interface and interaction design are required. An experiencedprogrammer
is preferred. Prior knowledge of or the ability to quickly learnDrupal,
Fedora and other software and platforms is required.
Review of applications willbegin February 15 and will continue until the
position is filled.