Thursday, July 19, 2012
Austria) invites excellent researchers at pre-doctoral or
post-doctoral level to join a research project on communication and
synchronization in music ensembles.
The project, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), aims to
investigate visual communication and temporal synchronization in music
ensembles. It involves measurement, analysis, and modeling of
musicians' body movements and synchronization mechanisms while
performing together (duet, trio, or larger). Development of real-time
interaction models will go alongside extensive experimentation with
musicians to gain essential insights into a very fundamental human
We encourage applicants with backgrounds in computer science,
psychology, engineering, musicology or related fields. Programming
skills and/or experience with MATLAB, JAVA, C++, or similar are
required. Some experience in empirical music performance research,
motion capture technology, and/or real-time technologies are desired.
The positions are available from October 1st 2012 for initially 2
years, with prospect for continuation. Annual salary follows the
official scheme of the Austrian Science Fund (see
http://fwf.ac.at/de/projects/personalkostensaetze.html); citizens of
all countries may apply. Doctoral researchers have the option to
pursue a PhD programme in a related field at the MDW (University of
Music and Performing Arts Vienna), the JKU (Johannes Kepler University
Linz), or any other Austrian university.
Applications should include a letter of motivation, a CV with a
complete list of publications (preferably with links to full texts of
important publications), and graduation documents of the highest
degree (master or PhD). Applications will be considered immediately
and are accepted until September 1st, 2012, or until the positions are
filled. Please, send your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org with PDF
attachments or links to online resources or by mail to OFAI, Freyung
6/6, 1010 Vienna, Austria.
Werner Goebl (PI), http://iwk.mdw.ac.at/goebl
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
Tenure Track position leading to professorship in empirical music research at IPEM, Dept. of Musicology, Ghent University, Belgium
research at IPEM, Dept. of Musicology, Ghent University, Belgium
Subject: Tenure Track position leading to professorship in empirical
music research at IPEM, Dept. of Musicology, Ghent University, Belgium
The candidate should have a background in empirical methods related to
(embodied) music cognition, with a profound knowledge of music. The
candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to a new
interdisciplinary media center in Ghent (from 2015 onwards), where
IPEM will deploy its activities in close collaboration with a
multimedia research group from engineering.
There are 2 positions for 4 competing research groups. Whether a
candidate will be selected for IPEM depends on the quality of the
applicant, and that of the other competing applicants (including those
that apply to other research groups).
The requisite application form is available on
Applications must be sent no later than September 7, 2012.
For more information, please contact me at +32 09 2644125.
Prof. dr. in Systematic Musicology