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Institution: McGill University

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher

General Information:

The Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis (SIMSSA) project at McGill University is hiring a new Postdoctoral Researcher in Music Information Retrieval. SIMSSA is a seven-year research partnership grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, headed by Ichiro Fujinaga, Principal Investigator, and Julie Cumming, Co-investigator. The goal of this project is to make digital images of musical notation searchable and analyzable. The Researcher will work with Julie Cumming on the Analysis axis, supervising a research group of graduate and undergraduate students on projects around the search and analysis of early music.


Preferred Qualifications:

> PhD in Music Technology, Music Theory, Musicology, Information Science, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields
> Knowledge of music theory and analysis, especially for early music
> Experience with humdrum, music21, or other music analysis programs preferred
> Some experience with computer programming preferred
> Some experience with designing and managing websites and databases preferred
> Track record of publications and presentations in relevant fields (e.g., ISMIR, SMT)

Salary Range: Postdoctoral researchers have dual status as both students and McGill employees, and are members of the AMURE (Postdocs) bargaining unit. Their pay, benefits, working conditions, etc. are governed by their collective agreement. The salary will be $44,000 CAD per annum with a health and dental plan. The position will start September 1 or as soon as the candidate can start. There is a possibility of a 1-year renewal. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis starting July 1, continuing until the position is filled. Interviews will be held over Skype.

Items to Send:

Please see for full details.

Applications should consist of:

> a cover letter
> a curriculum vitae
> an article-length writing sample
> two reference letters, sent by the referees, with the candidate’s name in the subject line

Materials should be addressed to Julie Cumming and Ichiro Fujinaga, but sent to Emily Hopkins, SIMSSA Project Manager, at Referees should e-mail their letters to the same address.

Adjudication will begin July 1, 2019.

Deadline: open until filled


Date Listed: 06/11/2019

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