PhD/PostDoc positions in music cognition (Martin Rohrmeier )

Subject: PhD/PostDoc positions in music cognition
From:    Martin Rohrmeier  <Martin.Rohrmeier@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Thu, 7 Aug 2014 17:10:19 +0200

Dear community, I would like to announce some PhD and PostDoc opportunities in the context of the startup of the new music cognition lab at TU Dresden. We are now open for applications in the fields of music perception and cognitive modeling. Areas of research include, but will not limited to music perception, expectancy, implicit learning, cognitive modelling, research bridging music theory, language and cognition as well cross-cultural cognitive research. See below for details. Dresden offers a great and creative urban environment and is closely connected to Berlin and Leipzig. Apologies for cross posting. Martin Rohrmeier ---------------------------------------------- At the Institute of Art and Music, the newly established Lab for Systematic Musicology/Music Cognition is looking for 1 Postdoc (E 13 TV-L) with 100% of the fulltime weekly hours and 3 PhD Students (E 13 TV-L) with each 50% of the fulltime weekly hours to begin at the earliest possible date. The positions are initially limited until 31 October 2017. The period of employment is governed by WissZeitVG/TzBfG. Tasks: The successful candidates are expected to contribute to research work in the context of the chair. The positions will be associated with research projects in music theory, music and language, music psychology and computational modeling and involve music theoretical formalisation and modeling, planning and conducting empirical cognitive research (experimental or computational), data analysis and the preparation of publications. The positions also involve interaction and supervision of Bachelor and Master students. Candidates may pursue their own research projects, the possibility of further academic qualification is given. Requirements: very good Doctoral resp. Master or diploma degrees in the fields of music cognition, systematic musicology, music theory, experimental psychology, computational cognitive science or related areas. We expect specialised knowledge in at least one of the fields of music psychology, cognitive computational modeling and/or music theory. We require very good analytical skills, experience in planning and conducting empirical research, statistics and data analysis, programming, knowledge of common software packages. We expect very good command of English language as well as interest in international research trends and discourse in music cognition, as well as team spirit, the ability to work independently and in interdisciplinary collaboration. Further knowledge of linguistics, computer science, biology or other related areas as well as knowledge of sound technologies and sound processing is of advantage. TU Dresden as “Excellence University” and the innovative Open Topic Professorships provide a framework of excellent capacities and research opportunities as well as rich opportunities for interdisciplinary and international collaborations in a versatile team environment. Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities. Applications should include a letter of motivation, CV, list of publications, a brief synopsis of your own previous research and future plans, copies of degree certificates and two letters of recommendation (to be sent separately). The closing date is 19.09.2014 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies). Please send your applications preferably as a single PDF document to the secretary (doris.hiller@xxxxxxxx) (Please note: We are currently not able to receive electronically signed and encrypted data.) or by mail to TU Dresden, Philosophische Fakultät, Institut für Kunst- und Musikwissenschaft, Professur für Systematische Musikwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Musikkognition, Herrn Prof. Dr. Martin Rohrmeier, 01062 Dresden.

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