Post doctoral position

Subject: Post doctoral position
From: Bob Pritchard (
Date: Mon Nov 01 1999 - 18:51:03 EST

University of British Columbia School of Music, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

The School of Music, under the auspices of the International Research on
Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES) project,
seeks to fill a position for a Research Postdoctoral Fellow. The primary
goal of the InterPARES project is to develop the theoretical and
methodological knowledge essential to the permanent preservation of
authentic records generated and/or maintained electronically, and, on the
basis of this knowledge, to formulate model policies, strategies and
standards capable of ensuring that preservation. (For more information on
InterPARES, see

Candidates for this position should have a doctorate in music theory,
composition or another discipline relevant to the work of the project.
Candidates whose doctoral research has touched upon the application of
computers to the creation or analysis of music and musical scores are
encouraged to apply.

The appointment is for one year, starting 1 January 2000, with the
possibility of renewal for a second year. The successful candidate will
work under the supervision of faculty members in the School of Music, and
will be expected to conduct research in one or more of the following areas:
users' needs relevant to the preservation of computer art music; methods
for identifying and preserving evidence of the authorship of digitally
produced popular or commercial music; issues surrounding the long-term
preservation of traditional scores created with music notation software; or
any other area of inquiry that is relevant to the project. The appointment
will also involve some teaching of the research to graduate students.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities.
Applicants should send a current c.v., with three letters of reference, and
a letter indicating their research interests and identifying specific
contributions they can make to one or more of the research areas identified
above to Professor John Roeder, Associate Director School of Music,
University of British Columbia, 6361 Memorial Road, Vancouver, British
Columbia, V6T 1Z2.

Complete applications must be received by 30 November 1999. This position
is funded through a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council of Canada.

Please direct any question to Professor Roeder at:

dr.bob pritchard
School of Music, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z2
Vox (604) 822-3113 Fax (604) 822-4884

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