The AIRS (Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing) Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is seeking a highly-qualified applicant for a post-doctoral position focusing on the development of a digital repository for research in singing. The project and position is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) at the level of SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships.
The digital library is a key component of the AIRS project supporting the international collaboration of over 70 researchers and their students across Canada and 15 other countries. The successful applicant will join this multidisciplinary team of researchers who are investigating singing from the perspectives of development, education and well-being. They aim to determine how singing behaviours across the lifespan are influenced by cultural, universal, and idiosyncratic factors. The multi-disciplinary team represents fields of psychology, cognitive science, music, education, computer science, music technology, ethnomusicology, anthropology, library science, music technology, as well as community partners in areas in which singing has impact. Already much groundwork for the digital library has been laid to address the needs of the various disciplines, but much research remains to be done to increase functionality of the digital library and dramatically benefit research in singing.
Applicants must have defended their PhD in a relevant discipline such as information science, music technology, cognitive science, library science, computer science, acoustics, psychoacoustics, or hearing sciences. Expertise with, or ability to learn, Drupal and Fedora, among other software is required. Individuals must be self-motivated and able to work both independently and in collaboration with the AIRS team. An interest in singing and experience as a musician are regarded as assets.
The primary focus (approximately 80%) of the position is the AIRS digital library, working with both the AIRS management and research group at the UPEI project base and the geographically distributed AIRS Digital Library Team. A related aspect of the work (20%) entails sharing in the management of the AIRS project, gaining familiarity with the research needs of the collaborators in regard to the digital library and gaining firsthand experience in the organization and management of a research megaproject.
Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Annabel Cohen (phone: 902-628-4325; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Dr. George Tzanatakis (email@example.com) for further information about the position, or send a statement of interest and curriculum vitae as well as contact information of three referees (who will not be contacted without the applicant's permission). Please send two publications or provide URL's to the thesis.
Applications should be sent to: Dr. Annabel J. Cohen firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com Phone for information about the position 902 -628-4325;
Phone for administrative assistance (Ross Dwyer 902-566-6023); fax (902) 628-4359.
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.
Review of applications will begin on August 30, 2013, and the position will remain open until filled.