Doctoral Research Scholarship – 2 positions in SOPI

Doctoral Research Scholarship – 2 positions in SOPI research group

Closing date for applications: 10 July 2011
Required start date: September 2011

Sound and Physical Interaction (SOPI) research group at the Department of Media, Aalto University School of Art and Design, offers two studentships for doctoral research, for full-time doctoral studies, beginning in September 2011. SOPI research group provides funding for up to 2 years, with a 1 year extension available after evaluation.

Successful applicants will pursue research in SOPI research group and support a research project on developing computational models for enactive engagement of users in a participatory interactive art context. We encourage graduate students to consider applications with research project proposals, focusing on the notion of participation, embodiment and human-human interaction in sound related activities within the framework of enaction.

Successful applicants will begin their doctoral studies at the Department of Media and they will be expected to complete their thesis within 3 years. As part of the scholarship, successful applicants will also be responsible for some teaching in the Department of Media.

Requirements —
– Master’s degree in Sound / Music Technology or New Media studies, or any other relevant discipline.
– Knowledge of digital sound synthesis methods & techniques and programming (e.g. Pure Data, C, C++, Objective-C).

Duration and Salary —
2 years full time ( with provision for a 1 year extension after evaluation). Salary will be based on the new salary system of Finnish universities ( approx. 2400€ / month pre-tax).

Interested candidates should e-mail their application, including a CV, a short statement (up to 1500 words) of their research interests, explaining the intended objectives and how the proposed research fits within the scope of SOPI research group, and the contact information of 2 referees to Koray Tahiroğlu (koray.tahiroglu [at] Applications must be sent by Sunday, 10th July 2011. Online interviews will be held during the week 28 (11-17 July).

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