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[AUDITORY] JOB: Post-doc on "Sound-Producing Actions" (Oslo)
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (up to 3 years)
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
- 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
- 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