AIRS Postdoctoral Position - Singing Research - Digital Library (Annabel Cohen )

Subject: AIRS Postdoctoral  Position - Singing Research  - Digital Library
From:    Annabel Cohen  <acohen@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:31:38 -0400

AIRS Postdoctoral position- Singing Research - Focus on Digital Library Development - UPEI The AIRS (AdvancingInterdisciplinary Research in Singing) Major Collaborative Research Initiative(MCRI) at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) seeks ahighly-qualified applicant for a post-doctoral position focusing on thedevelopment of a digital repository for research in singing. The project andposition is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council ofCanada (SSHRC) at the level of SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships. For details: The digital library is a keycomponent of the AIRS project supporting the international collaboration ofover 70 researchers and their students across Canada and 15 other countries, andit presents a unique opportunity to investigate the use of technology tofurther music research. The successful applicant will join thismultidisciplinary team of researchers who are investigating singing from theperspectives of development, education and well-being. As the work requires theability to communicate with researchers from a variety of disciplines, theideal applicant will have, as well as technical prowess, a research backgroundin a discipline represented in the AIRS consortia; and/or a background ininformation or library science with substantive experience in interdisciplinaryresearch environments. A keen love of music, especially vocal music, is alsohighly desirable. To apply send a statement ofinterest and curriculum vitae as well as contact information of three referees(who will not be contacted without the applicant's permission). Please send twopublications or provide their URL's or the URL to the doctoral thesis. Applications should be sent to: Dr. Annabel J. Cohen airscohen@xxxxxxxx with acopy to airs@xxxxxxxx For more information, you may contact Dr. Annabel Cohen (phone: 902-628-4325;e-mail: acohen@xxxxxxxx; or Dr. George Tzanatakis (gtzan@xxxxxxxx). Foradministrative assistance call RossDwyer 902-566-6023; fax (902) 628-4359, rdwyer@xxxxxxxx Applicants must have defendedtheir PhD in a relevant discipline such as information science, musictechnology, cognitive science, library science, computer science, acoustics,psychoacoustics, or hearing sciences. HTML coding and media editing skills,some knowledge of interface and interaction design are required. An experiencedprogrammer is preferred. Prior knowledge of or the ability to quickly learnDrupal, Fedora and other software and platforms is required. Review of applications willbegin February 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

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