Subject: PLEASE POST- new postdocs and GRAs From: Caroline M Palmer <cpalmer(at)MAGNUS.ACS.OHIO-STATE.EDU> Date: Sat, 26 Oct 1996 19:35:24 -0400
ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW POSTDOCTORAL AND GRADUATE POSITIONS IN MUSIC COGNITION OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Postdoctoral Positions Department of Psychology and School of Music We are pleased to announce the initiation of an ongoing postdoctoral program in music cognition. The post-doctoral Music Cognition Fellowship plan at The Ohio State University is designed to offer advanced research training in music perception and cognition. Two post-doctoral fellowships are awarded annually, one in psychology and one in music. The fellowship is designed to further a candidate's training in research concerned with a variety of aspects of music cognition (perception, performance, general modeling, etc.). This award is part of a larger program to enhance the study of music cognition at The Ohio State University. Accordingly, to compete for the appropriate post-doctoral position, the candidate must stipulate clearly whether the application concerns further training in the Department of Psychology or in the School of Music at Ohio State. ELIGIBILITY: Individuals who have held the doctorate for no more than seven years, and who will possess the doctorate before the first day of the post-doctoral fellowship tenure, are eligible to apply. Applications from individuals whose primary training is in neither music nor psychology are welcome with the provision that their background fits well with relevant research interests in music cognition at Ohio State. In the DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, fellows are eligible for reappointment for a maximum up to 2-3 years of support; the norm will be a one-to-two year appointment with three-year appointments awarded only in special circumstances. In the SCHOOL OF MUSIC, fellows are eligible for reappointment for a maximum of two years of fellowship support; the norm will be a one-year appointment with two-year appointments awarded only in special circumstances. STIPEND AND DATE OF APPOINTMENT: The stipend paid by each Music Cognition Fellowship for a normal twelve-month period is $25,000. The fellowship typically commences the first day of September of the award year, although special arrangements for alternative appointment dates are possible. LETTER OF APPLICATION: Applications should be made in letter form (not to exceed three pages) by the candidate. This letter must include detailed information about the candidate, the proposed OSU faculty sponsor (or sponsors) and specifics of the research program that the candidate intends to pursue in collaboration with the sponsor(s). The letter should also clarify the candidate's skills, credentials, and training as well as his/her professional goals. MATERIAL TO BE SUPPLIED: Four copies of the letter of application and one copy of all other supportive material must be received by the Fellowship Awards Committee by the deadline date (see below). The following items are to be supplied: Candidate's Application Letter (4 copies): A three-page application letter that includes - a brief description of the candidate's background, training, and recent scholarship; - a research plan developed by the candidate that specifies a project which combines the candidate's interests and skills with the expertise of a proposed OSU sponsor (that is, the faculty member(s) with whom the candidate may most closely affiliate); - a specified starting date of appointment; - a specific statement that the application is for the Music Cognition post-doctoral program in the Department of Psychology or the School of Music; and - an indication of the desired tenure of the fellowship (12 or 24 months) (Note that reappointments differ for psychology and music fellowships, but in both they are unusual and contingent on outstanding progress.) Supporting Documentation (1 copy each): - a complete curriculum vitae, including indication of special awards, honors; - an official grade transcript (sent by the university conferring the doctorate) showing the award of a doctorate (or intended award date: in this case, an updated transcript must be submitted prior to appointment); - reprints of refereed publications; and - three letters of recommendation from persons outside The Ohio State University DEADLINE: The Fellowship Awards Committee will begin its selection process on March 15 of the academic year preceding the fellowship appointment. Applications (four copies) and all supporting documentation should have arrived by that date to insure full consideration by the committee. Please address all materials to either: or: Awards Committee Secretary Awards Committee Secretary Psychology Post-Doctoral Plan Music Post-Doctoral Plan School of Music, 110 Weigel Hall School of Music, 110 Weigel Hall 1866 North College Road 1866 North College Road The Ohio State University The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio 43210-1170 Columbus, Ohio 43210-1170 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP IN MUSIC COGNITION We are also pleased to announce financial support for a graduate student research assistantship (GRA), for a student who seeks training in the OSU cognitive psychology PhD program with a specialization in music cognition. This award includes a 9-month stipend, with additional summer funding negotiable. Stipend amounts are commensurate with advancement in the PhD program (ranging from approximately $900-1200/month), and include a tuition and fee waiver. GRA appointments range from one to four years, depending on the qualifications of the candidate. APPLICATION MATERIALS: Candidates should apply to the cognitive psychology program through the Psychology Dept. Application materials may be requested from: Sandra Daly, Graduate Admissions Office Psychology Dept, Ohio State University 123 Townshend Hall 1885 Neil Ave Columbus OH 43210 or by consulting the Graduate Admissions information in the Psychology Dept web site address: /http/psycho.psy.ohio- state.edu:80/dept Candidates should specify in their Statement of Research Interests (part of the application materials) an interest in the Music Cognition Graduate Research Assistantship. Candidates should also emphasize the match of their research interests with those of faculty at Ohio State in their Statement of Research Interests. Awards will be based on merit (GRE and GPA information that must accompany the application) as well as match to faculty interests. Information on faculty in music cognition or in the cognitive psychology area can be obtained at http://psycho.psy.ohio-state.edu:80/dept or through the Center for Cognitive Science at http://www.cog.ohio-state.edu DEADLINE: Deadline for application to Ohio State University graduate programs with full consideration for financial aid is Jan 15, 1997.