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[AUDITORY] JOB: Post-doc on "Sound-Producing Actions" (Oslo)

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (up to 3 years)

"Sound-Producing Actions"

University of Oslo, Department of Musicology, fourMs lab


## Description ##

One postdoctoral research fellowship is available at the Department of Musicology for work within the fourMs research project. fourMs is an interdisciplinary research project with participation of the Departments of Musicology, Informatics and Psychology at the University of Oslo. As suggested by the acronym of the four M’s, Music, Mind, Motion, and Machines, the project is focused on the relationships between body motion, mind and technology in music, and is strongly interdisciplinary in its approach and activities. See the fourMs website for more information:

The fellowship is within the area of sound-producing actions, broadly defined as body motion that produces sound in interaction with various instruments and/or by the human vocal apparatus. Applicants should have competence within one or more relevant areas for research on sound producing actions such as motion capture, processing and classification of motion capture data, biomechanics, motor control, and, more generally, embodied music cognition. Familiarity with basics of musical acoustics and sound synthesis would be an additional advantage in view of modeling the links between sound-producing actions and the resultant sound. The postdoctoral fellow shall work closely together with the other researchers in the fourMs group, taking part in joint studies, experiments, publications and dissemination efforts, including both scientific and more artistic and practice-related sub-projects.

The main purpose of the post-doctoral research fellowship is to qualify for work in top academic positions within their disciplines. The postdoctoral fellowship period is three years. The position entails a 10% compulsory workload per year of teaching and supervision duties. Please see regulations concerning other conditions of employment for research fellowship positions. The proposed starting date for the fellowship is fall 2013.

## Qualifications and Personal Skills ##

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the quality and extent of previous research, relevance of scientific qualifications for the announced fellowship position and personal qualifications for team-work and international collaboration, the quality of the project description, and on the assumed academic and personal ability on the part of the candidates to complete the project within the given time frame.

## Requirements ##

- A PhD degree in an area of relevance for research on sound-producing actions. - The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation by the closing date of the application.

## We offer ##

- salary level 57 - 64 (NOK 473 400 - 538 700, depending on level of expertise)
- Broad training possibilities within a stimulating academic environment
- Attractive welfare arrangements
- Favorable pension arrangement

## Submissions ##

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

- letter of application
- Curriculum Vitae
- list of publications
- project description of 3 - 5 pages, including a schedule of activities. The project description must clarify how the applicant will approach the post-doctoral project theme theoretically and methodically, and specify how the project will be completed within the given time frame

Applicants who graduated at a foreign higher education institution are expected to submit an explanation of their institution’s grading system. Please be aware that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. Please also refer to the Regulations concerning Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.

Qualified and short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act, information about an applicant may be included in the public list of applicants, even if non-disclosure has been requested.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

## General ##

Application deadline: 5 August 2013
Expected Start Date: Fall 2013
Reference number: 2013/6355

Administrative Head of Department Ellen Wingerei
Telephone: +47 22 84 44 28

fourMs project leader Professor Rolf Inge Godøy
Telephone: +47 22 85 40 64

Head of Department Alexander Refsum Jensenius
Telephone: +47 22 84 48 34


Alexander Refsum Jensenius, Ph.D.
Head of Department
Department of Musicology
University of Oslo