Saturday, August 25, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Sydney Conservatorium of Music at the University of Sydney is currently seeking to appoint a Professor & Associate Dean (Research). Please see below for details. For further information and to apply, visit sydney.edu.au/positions and search by the reference number 865/0512.
The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff supporting over 49,000 students.
As the first conservatorium in Australia, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music has strong research activity in the fields of creative performance work, education, composition, musicology and sound. It seeks to appoint a distinguished academic as Associate Dean (Research) to build on its established strengths.
Under the broad direction of the Dean, Professor Karl Kramer, you will have responsibility for the overall academic leadership of the conservatorium in respect of all aspects of research and performance. With vision and enthusiasm you will foster activities designed to promote the conservatorium's research achievements within the scholarly and musical communities, both nationally and internationally.
A scholar of international distinction, you will provide leadership in fostering excellence in scholarship and in policy development. You will have oversight of the Research Higher Degree programs and will place particular emphasis on strategic planning and policy formulation with the aim of building the faculty's research capacity and performance.
While the focus of the position is academic management it is expected that you will continue to contribute to research and scholarship in your area of expertise. You will also chair meetings of the conservatorium's research committees, and liaise with other disciplines in relation to the management of policy and resources available for research initiatives.
To succeed, you will have proven academic management and leadership capabilities with experience in the maintenance of academic standards. Additionally, you will have a record of original and innovative contributions to research, learning and teaching.
The appointment to the position of Associate Dean will be for a period of 4 to 5 years (negotiable, and with the possibility of renewal), following which the successful candidate will revert to a continuing role at professor level.
The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.
CLOSING DATE: 12 September 2012
The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University reserves the right to appoint by invitation and not to proceed with any appointment for financial or other reasons.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
28 | 31 August 2013
Vienna | Austria
The next International Symposium on Performance Science will be hosted
by the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (MDW), on 28-31
The ISPS 2013 theme, Performing Together, is intended to encourage
discussion and debate on collaborative performing activities of all
types and between various constituents. Specific research topics,
fields of study, and methodological approaches have been left open
intentionally to encourage interdisciplinary exchange.
Submissions detailing original research are invited from across the
performing arts and other performance disciplines, as well as the
natural, social, and applied sciences.
University of Vienna (Austria)
University of Western Sydney (Australia)
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (UK)
University of Birmingham (UK)
30 November 2012: Paper/poster abstract submission deadline
15 January 2013: Registration for ISPS 2013 opens
1 February 2013: Notification of submission decision
1 March 2013: End of early registration
15 April 2013: Deadline for papers for the ISPS proceedings
28 August 2013: Start of ISPS 2013
Submissions are invited for
- Spoken papers
- Poster presentations
- Symposia and workshops
Detailed instructions for submissions are available via the conference
website: www.performancescience.org. Submissions should be made
electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 November 2012.
The Scientific Committee is keen to encourage the attendance of
students, as well as established researchers and practitioners.
Therefore, the ISPS 2013 Graduate Award will be offered to one
graduate student to present a keynote paper at the conference.
Each submission will be reviewed anonymously by the Scientific
Committee according to its originality, importance, clarity, and
interdisciplinarity. Corresponding authors will be notified by email
of the Committee's decision by 1 February 2013.
Accepted paper, poster, and symposium/workshop submissions will be
published as 6-page papers in the Proceedings of ISPS 2013 (complete
with ISBN), available in hardcopy at the conference and subsequently
downloadable via the conference website. Details of the procedure and
format for submitting published papers will be provided when authors
receive notification of acceptance. Final papers for publication will
be due on 15 April 2013.
Full and one-day registration options are available. Online
registration will open on 15 January 2013.
For further information about the venue, submissions, graduate award,
and registration, visit the conference website:
The official language of the conference is English.
Royal College of Music, London
University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
Thursday, August 2, 2012
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