[MEI-L] MEI Postdoc at McGill

Jane Daphne Hatter, Ms jane.hatter at mcgill.ca
Sat Feb 21 21:00:24 CET 2015

Hi All,

The SIMSSA team at McGill University is looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow to work on the Analysis axis. We will begin reviewing applications on March 30th. The details are below and please feel free to circulate this to call to anyone you think might be interested and qualified.

All the the best, Jane
Jane Daphne Hatter, PhD
SIMSSA Project Manager
Schulich School of Music, McGill University

Postdoctoral Fellowship at McGill University in Music Information Retrieval

The Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis (SIMSSA) project at McGill University seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow in music information retrieval with a demonstrable interest and strengths in developing software for musical searching and analysis. SIMSSA is a seven-year research partnership grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), headed by Ichiro Fujinaga, Primary Investigator and Julie Cumming, Co-investigator (for more information visit http://simssa.ca/).

The goal of this project is to make digital images of musical notation searchable and analyzable. The team brings together cutting-edge researchers with the digital musical resources and expertise of partner institutions, including DIAMM, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the British Library, and the Archives of the New York Philharmonic. The research team is divided into two axes—Content, headed by Ichiro Fujinaga, which is addressing the process of creating OMR (optical music recognition) systems for transforming digital images of music into searchable symbolic notation; and Analysis, headed by Julie Cumming, which is creating various tools for large-scale search and analysis. The Fellow will work with Julie Cumming on the Analysis axis, supervising a research group of graduate and undergraduate students, and also in close collaboration with the Content team.

• PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Music Technology, Music Theory or Musicology, Information Science, or related fields
• Knowledge of music theory and analysis, especially for early music
• Fluency in programming and scripting
• Familiarity with music analysis toolkits, such as music21 or Humdrum
• Experience with designing and managing websites and databases
• Track record of publications in relevant conferences and journals (e.g. ISMIR, SMT)

The fellowship stipend is $38,000 per annum with a health and dental plan. The one-year position will begin May 1, 2015 or as soon as the candidate is available; there is a possibility of a 1-year renewal. Adjudication will begin March 30, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications should consist of:
• a cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• a writing sample
• evidence of programming skills

Materials should be addressed to Ichiro Fujinaga and Julie Cumming, but sent to Jane Hatter, SIMSSA Project Manager, at jane.hatter at mcgill.ca<mailto:jane.hatter at mcgill.ca>. Please arrange to have three letters of reference sent over e-mail to the same address; ask that referees to include the name of the candidate in the subject line of their emails.

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