[OT][ANN] Job opening: CREATE Research Director (Xavier Amatriain )

Subject: [OT][ANN] Job opening: CREATE Research Director
From:    Xavier Amatriain  <xavier@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Fri, 8 Jun 2007 09:59:23 -0700

The job announced below is basically my current position at UCSB so feel free to also contact me for informal inquiries. ******************************************************************** (Apologies for cross-posting) Research Director Position Center for Research In Electronic Art Technology (CREATE) http://www.create.ucsb.edu Salary $69,800 - $78,000/yr The Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE)[1] at the University of California Santa Barbara is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the research and development of a new generation of software and hardware tools to aid in media-based composition and performance. The Center also serves as a laboratory for the creation of electronic and electroacoustic music and multimedia works. Courses are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels in collaboration with several departments. The CREATE Research Director will manage research in digital audio with an area of specialization in media systems engineering, 3D audio spatialization and processing systems and music synthesis/processing software development. The research director is responsible to the facility's faculty director for the planning, development, implementation and expansion of the Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE) and will also function as the music technical director. CREATE has expanded and now includes laboratories in the Graduate Program in Media Arts and Technology (MAT)[2] in the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)[3] as well as in the Music Department[4]. The CREATE Research Director will be responsible for the development of the digital audio and music areas of all laboratories in both buildings. The CREATE Research Director will manage CREATE music and audio r&d in the form of grants, industry contacts, faculty/student groups. The Research Director may also choose to teach graduate courses and seminars in the Department of Music or the Graduate Program in Media Arts and Technology (MAT), organize and participate in topical workshops and symposia, and collaborate in the production of several concerts per year of electro-acoustic music. The CREATE Research Director will also collaborate with the Technical Director of the Allosphere [5] Research Project and coordinate with the faculty Director and Associate Director. The Allosphere, one of the largest instruments in the world for scientific and artistic visualization and sonification of multidimensional data sets, is a three story immersive spherical laboratory that will allow for 360-degree projection of visual and audio data in an intelligent, interactive environment. The CREATE Research Director will lead the audio wing of development for the Allosphere . The audio infrastructure will consist of a 500 channel sound system that will be designed for special 3D audio applications as well as the sonification of multidimensional data sets. Minimum Requirements Ph.D. degree or ABD in EE, CS, Media Arts or Music or equivalent combination of education and experience. Relevant technical and organizational experience. Desirable Requirements MS/Ph.D. in CS/ECE and MA in Music. Experience with grant-writing, project management. Areas of expertise that will be valued include (but are not limited to): - Audio/Multimedia Systems Engineering - Spatial Audio - Music Analysis/Synthesis - Scientific sonification - Interfaces and HCI For more details please contact CREATE Director JoAnn Kuchera-Morin (jkm at create dot ucsb dot edu) or Associate Director Curtis Roads (clangtint at earthlink dot net). Read more/apply online at jobs.ucsb.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=182003 [1] http://www.create.ucsb.edu [2] http://www.mat.ucsb.edu [3] http://www.cnsi.ucsb.edu [4] http://www.music.ucsb.edu [5] http://www.mat.ucsb.edu/allosphere -- /********************************* * Xavier Amatriain * * Associate Director - MATi * * Research Director - CREATE * * UCSB, Santa Barbara CA * * 1-(805)- 893 83 52 * ********************************/

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