[MEI-L] JOB: NOVA University Lisbon, Postdoc in Music Technology

Elsa De Luca elsadeluca at fcsh.unl.pt
Fri Mar 31 17:31:03 CEST 2023

The project *Echoes from the Past: Unveiling a Lost Soundscape with Digital
Analysis* (ECHOES) at the Centre for the Study of the Sociology and
Aesthetics of Music (CESEM <https://cesem.fcsh.unl.pt/>) of the NOVA
University Lisbon seeks a postdoctoral researcher with a demonstrable
interest and strengths in music technology to work on the creation of a
prototype model for the analysis of plainchant scores. This 28-month
postdoctoral research fellowship has a fixed term (1/11/2023 – 28/02/2026)
and is non-renewable.

ECHOES is a three-year research project funded by the Fundação para a
Ciência e a Tecnologia, headed by Elsa De Luca
<https://sites.google.com/fcsh.unl.pt/elsadeluca/home>, Principal
Investigator. ECHOES aims to fully understand the history and evolution of
the monophonic liturgical chant of Braga (in northern Portugal) from the
11th to the 17th century. This project involves a large component of
information technologies related to the development and application of
techniques such as OMR and MEI to early music scores. ECHOES presents an
example of truly interdisciplinary research where musicologists and
music-technology scholars feed into each other’s research while working
towards a common goal.

The postdoctoral researcher will focus on musical analysis and
interpretation of data created by the historical musicologists on the team.
The postdoctoral researcher will be assisted by two computer science
undergraduate students; together, they will create a prototype interface
for musical analysis of plainchant. Subsequently, they will design and
deploy the Graphical User Interface (GUI) to enable musicologists to
undertake the musical analysis.

*Required Qualification:*

PhD (required before start-date) in Music Technology or equivalent earned
within the three years before the submission of the application.

*Preferred Qualifications:*

·       The selected candidate should be specialized in music technology
with a focus on early music preservation and encoding and with some
expertise in computer programming.

·       Track record of publications and presentations in relevant fields

·       Track record of supervision of students

·       Work with large, multi-part projects or partnerships

·       Knowledge of English and Portuguese

·       Strong written and verbal communication skills

Interested people should apply even if they do not feel that their
background is a 100% match with the position description. All candidates
will be given full consideration.


The postdoctoral research fellowship corresponds to €1.741 monthly (net
wage), according to the table of scholarships awarded directly by the FCT,
I.P. in Portugal. (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores). Added to this
amount is the voluntary social insurance corresponding to the first
category, if the candidate so chooses, as well as a personal accident

The candidate will be full-time. Working hours are flexible, with some
obligation to participate in scheduled meetings. A shared office space will
be provided to the postdoctoral researcher, as well as access to university
services. The work location is the Centre for the Study of the Sociology
and Aesthetics of Music (CESEM) – NOVA University Lisbon; Colégio Almada
Negreiros, Campus de Campolide, 1099-032 Lisbon, Portugal.

*Applications should consist of:*

·       Curriculum Vitae

·       A brief cover letter outlining relevant experience

·       PhD degree certificate attestation

·       Additional materials (e.g., examples of previous work) are welcome
but not required

·       Candidates short-listed for an interview may be asked for two
confidential reference letters

Applicants may be citizens of any country. Applications should be sent to
cesem at fcsh.unl.pt, with the reference “*ECHOES - Postdoc Research Fellow*”
in the subject line. Applications must be submitted between *3–17 April

In the case of academic degrees obtained in foreign higher education
institutions, it is mandatory to present the recognition of the degrees
obtained, in accordance with DL Nº 66/2018, of August 16; or, in the
absence of recognition at the time of application, declaration under oath
that you will make this recognition before contracting the Scholarship in
case you are the selected candidate. However, it is mandatory to present
the acknowledgment by the time the scholarship is contracted.

*Selection process*

The selection methods will be the following: a) curriculum evaluation, on a
grading scale from 0 to 10, with a weighting of the academic background
(0–5 points) and the preferential requirements (0–5 points); b) online
interview, carried out by decision of the jury. The weighting of each of
the selection methods, a) and b), will be 50%. The candidates short listed
for the online interview will be notified by email. The final results, in
the form of a list ordered according to the points obtained by each
candidate, will be published on the CESEM website (http://cesem.fcsh.unl.pt),
and the successful candidate will be notified by email.

For further information on ECHOES (2022.01957.PTDC) and this job post,
please check https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/86621 or contact the
project PI, Dr. Elsa De Luca (elsadeluca at fcsh.unl.pt).

*Elsa De Luca*
CESEM - Centre for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music
IN2PAST – Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage,
Arts, Sustainability and Territory
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
NOVA University Lisbon
https://sites.google.com/fcsh.unl.pt/elsadeluca/ |
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