Research Assistant Professor: Music and Computation

Hoboken, NJ
Feb 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

The College of Arts and Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology is seeking candidates for a full-time, non-tenure track appointment as a Research Assistant Professor of Music and Computation to conduct research on a federally funded grant, and to engage in additional research projects at the intersection of computing and music. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field and have a thorough knowledge of music theory and analysis.

Preferred candidates will have a strong programming and software engineering background, as well as experience with machine learning and/or knowledge engineering approaches to musical composition and interaction. The successful candidate will conduct research on musical communication, collaboration, and improvisation, and to build interactive musical performance systems that demonstrate musical communication.

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology is located in Hoboken, NJ, directly across the Hudson River from New York City. Stevens students, faculty, and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research, and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems, and technology management. The College of Arts and Letters contributes to the mission of Stevens with programs that engage in research and creative activity at the intersection of science, technology, the arts, humanities, and social science in ways that benefit society.

The College of Arts and Letters at Stevens values diversity and seeks candidates who can contribute to a welcoming climate for students of all races and genders. Stevens is an NSF ADVANCE institution committed to equitable practices and policies. We strongly encourage qualified women and minority candidates to apply

Candidates interested in applying should prepare an application that includes a letter of intent, current C.V., and the names and contact information of three references. Please combine materials into one document (MSWord or PDF) for submission. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Questions may be addressed to Kelland Thomas


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