AIRS Postdoc Opportunity - Research on Singing (Annabel Cohen )

Subject: AIRS Postdoc Opportunity - Research on Singing
From:    Annabel Cohen  <Acohen@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Thu, 8 Mar 2012 19:29:59 -0400

To the site manager: I sent this yesterday and then confirmed 3 times thinking it was better than once; however, I understand that confirming more than once destroys the original confirmation. Please could we try again, and I will confirm only once. If you are a human being, please remove this request before posting. Otherwise, I am hoping all will understand. Thank you. If by any chance the message below was actually posted, my apologies for troubling you with this extra e-mail. I do not however see the message in my e-mail today so I presume an e-mail such as this is necessary to get back on track. Dear all, Please bring the following postdoctoral opportunity to the attention of potential candidates interested in research in singing. Thank you, Annabel Cohen AIRS POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP A unique postdoctoral position in research on singing is available through the AIRS (Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing) Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). As a multinational, multi-institutional research collaboration, AIRS focuses on three themes related to singing: development, education, and well-being. For detailed information and forms see the web-site: Student opportunities (top menu) The Fellow will spend 100% of his or her time pursuing research on one or more of the project themes (1) acquisition of singing in a cultural context; (2) teaching of singing and the use of singing to teach; (3) the role of singing in well-being broadly defined to include health, intergenerational understanding and cross-cultural understanding, as described in the AIRS Milestone Document. The Fellowship will be held at the home institution of an AIRS Co-investigator who has agreed to serve as supervisor. Opportunity for both independent and collaborative research will be provided as long as the objective of the research is to further the achievement of the AIRS milestones with which the supervisor is involved. The position also entails contributing to the AIRS digital repository, dissemination of findings, and involvement with meetings of the collaboration. This position is for 12 months with a starting date as early as May 2012 and as late as September, 2012. Depending on academic background, and arrangements with the host University, opportunity to teach a one-semester course related to the expertise of the Fellow is possible. Qualifications: Ph. D. in psychology (developmental, neuroscience, cognitive science, counselling), music (ethnomusicology, musicology, computer music, choral music, music education, music therapy), computer science, sociology, anthropology, religious studies, folklore or other field related to singing research. Peer reviewed publications. Additional: ability or interest in singing (solo or choir). Eligibility: Citizens of any country but those without Canadian citizenship may hold the Fellowship only at a Canadian university. Passing the Ph. D. oral defence with a submitted final copy of the thesis is required prior to taking up the position. Application procedure: Prospective candidates should approach one of the AIRS Co-investigators in regard to possible supervision. Names of potential supervisors are posted on the AIRS website. Having secured a supervisor, the form for the application is to be submitted along with the names of three referees (who will be contacted only with the candidate's knowledge). The supervisor must also complete a form confirming interest and support of the application. Selection will be based on record of scholarly achievement (not necessarily research on singing), evidence of promise to contribute to the AIRS research milestones on singing research as indicated by the candidate's research plan in conjunction with the supervisor's letter, potential synergies with the host and other AIRS members, letters of reference (upon request), and support from the potential host. Submissions should be submitted electronically to rdwyer@xxxxxxxx, (Ross Dwyer, AIRS Administrative Assistant). For further information contact Annabel J. Cohen, AIRS Project Director, 902-628-4325; fax: 902- 628-4359; e-mail: acohen@xxxxxxxx

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