Senior Researcher for Auditory Cognition Lab (Dan Ellis )

Subject: Senior Researcher for Auditory Cognition Lab
From:    Dan Ellis  <dpwe(at)ICSI.BERKELEY.EDU>
Date:    Wed, 1 Oct 1997 16:58:01 PDT

Dear List - I was sent the enclosed announcement for distribution to the list by Kate Stevens of the University of Western Sydney, Macarthur. DAn. ------- Forwarded Message Date: Tue, 30 Sep 1997 18:45:24 +1000 From: kj.stevens(at) (Kate Stevens) Subject: Senior Researcher for Auditory Cognition Lab Please Distribute - Call for Expressions of Interest SENIOR RESEARCH LEADER for the Macarthur AUDITORY COGNITION Laboratory Department of Psychology University of Western Sydney, Macarthur New South Wales, Australia The Macarthur Program is an initiative of the University of Western Sydney, Macarthur to enhance its research profile by providing significant funding for three to five years to research teams which reflect excellence, innovation, and productivity. The Macarthur Auditory Cognition Laboratory (MACL) has been one of four research groups to be short-listed as possible Macarthur Programs. Final applications will be submitted in November of this year and, if successful, funding will be available from January 1, 1998. One condition of further funding is to recruit a suitable academic leader to the MACL team. At present, MACL is a small but productive group of researchers led by Dr Kate Stevens, a lecturer in the Department of Psychology. We seek expressions of interest from senior researchers with expertise in the area of auditory cognition who may be interested in leading MACL over the next 3 years. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with a fresh, enthusiastic research team and we hope that it will appeal to expert researchers seeking a new environment and focus for a period of time. The purpose in calling for expressions of interest is to demonstrate that there are suitably qualified senior researchers interested in leading or being involved with MACL. If funding is forthcoming the position would be advertised in early 1998 at Level D Academic (Associate Professor/Reader) or above. Further details can be obtained by contacting Kate Stevens (kj.stevens(at) or James Walsh, UWSM Director of Research (j.walsh(at) The closing date for expressions of interest is Monday October 20, 1997. They can be forwarded as an e-mail attachment (Word for Macintosh or Rich Text Format); in the body of an email message; or as hard copy. ABOUT THE MACARTHUR AUDITORY COGNITION LABORATORY Relative to the extensive amount of experimental and psychological research into the structure and processes of visual perception and cognition, far less attention has been dedicated to the processing of auditory information. The research focus of MACL is on the processes which mediate perception and cognition of auditory patterns and events such as short-term auditory memory and recognition of speech and music. The Laboratory brings together experienced researchers from experimental psychology and cognitive science, psycholinguistics, and computer science. The research has immediate theoretical implications and realisable applications in voice and speech recognition systems for security and communication purposes, multimedia and instrument design, and possible clinical applications. There are currently eight researchers in the Cognition Laboratory and three external research associates working on a range of projects. Our mission is to conduct and disseminate first class basic research into human auditory cognition; to train quality researchers in experimental cognitive psychology; to build an international reputation for UWSM and MACL in the field of experimental and computational psychology. Applied research will complement the pure research which is the foundation of the laboratory. MACL will be predominantly self-funding within three to five years. ABOUT UWS MACARTHUR The University of Western Sydney, Macarthur began operation in 1989 and is one member of a federated network comprising UWS Hawkesbury, UWS Macarthur, and UWS Nepean. UWS Macarthur itself has two campuses one at Campbelltown and one at Bankstown, and a new centre in Liverpool. In 1996 there were 8729 students enrolled at UWS Macarthur. Courses offered at UWSM are drawn from the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences; Business and Technology; Education; Health and Law. Bankstown campus (where the Department of Psychology is located) is approximately 24 km from the Sydney central business district. Visit the UWSM web site for more information: INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST 1. CV including qualifications; academic history; current appointment and conditions; publications; research interests; 2. Ideas and vision for the development of MACL as a leading research laboratory; 3. Time when appointment could be taken up; 4. Preferred appointment arrangements. For example: i) short-term appointment for 1 year (by taking leave without pay from current institution); ii) longer appointment (3 years) but still on leave from current institution; iii) ongoing appointment to MACL. FURTHER INFORMATION Dr Kate Stevens Department of Psychology/4B UWS Macarthur PO Box 555, Campbelltown, NSW, 2560, Australia E-mail: kj.stevens(at) Phone: (+612) 9772 6324 Fax: (+612) 9772 6584 Mr James Walsh Director, Research Office UWS Macarthur PO Box 555, Campbelltown, NSW, 2560, Australia E-mail: j.walsh(at) Phone: (+612) 4620 3587 Fax: (+612) 4627 2406 ___________________________________________________ Dr Kate Stevens Department of Psychology, FASS 4B University of Western Sydney, Macarthur PO Box 555, Campbelltown NSW 2560 Australia Phone: (+612) 9772 6324; Fax: (+612) 9772 6584 Email: kj.stevens(at) WWW: ___________________________________________________ ------- End of Forwarded Message

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