Research Professorship in Auditory Cognition (Macarthur Auditory (Kate Stevens )

Subject: Research Professorship in Auditory Cognition (Macarthur Auditory
From:    Kate Stevens  <kj.stevens(at)UWS.EDU.AU>
Date:    Thu, 8 Jan 1998 12:57:07 +1100

- Please Distribute - (Apologies for multiple postings) PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY: CHAIR IN AUDITORY COGNITION Macarthur Auditory Cognition Laboratory (MACL) University of Western Sydney, Macarthur Sydney NSW Australia Ref No. A98/03 An outstanding researcher with an international reputation in auditory cognition is sought to lead and direct the newly- established Macarthur Auditory Cognition Laboratory (MACL) within the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. MACL is one of three Macarthur Programs which have been created as Research Centres of the highest international standards. MACL is an inter-disciplinary team of established and early career researchers from experimental psychology, cognitive science, psycholinguistics, and computer science. Current projects associated with MACL include experimental studies of speech and music cognition; development and evaluation of artificial neural network models of auditory perception and cognition; studies of episodic memory for music. Applied projects are being developed and these will complement the pure research which is the foundation of the Laboratory. The appointee will be located at the Bankstown campus (25km from central Sydney) and will be committed to the development of MACL and the building of an international reputation for UWSM and MACL in the field of experimental and computational psychology. Researchers with expertise that complements our current projects, in areas such as speech and language, are encouraged to apply. SELECTION CRITERIA: Applicants will be leading international researchers in auditory cognition with: * extensive and highly cited publications in leading academic journals; * invited keynote addresses at leading international conferences; * established history of large funded research grants from highly competitive agencies, including collaborative projects and links with industry; * evidence of research leadership, Ph.D. supervision, and management of large-scale research programs; * demonstrated academic administration, management, leadership and communication skills. An attractive salary package will be negotiated for up to 5 years (with the possibility of a secondment for a shorter period) at which time a further contract may be offered. FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr Kate Stevens, Co-Ordinator, MACL Tel: (+612) 9772 6324; Fax: (+612) 9772 6584 E-mail: kj.stevens(at) PLEASE NOTE: Kate Stevens will be away from 10/1/98 - 26/1/98 - E-mail and phone enquiries will be answered AFTER JANUARY 26. Professor Jim McKnight, Head, Department of Psychology Tel: (+612) 9772 6593; Fax: (+612) 9772 6584; E-mail: j.mcknight(at) URL: An Equal Opportunity Employer Selection will be based on merit, women are encouraged to apply. Your application, quoting the reference number should be sent to: The Recuitment Office University of Western Sudney, Macarthur PO Box 555, Campbelltown, NSW 2560, Australia (E-mail: m.meade(at) and should include a letter addressing the selection criteria, a full curriculum viate, and email addresses of 3 confidential referees. Applications close February 27, 1998. ___________________________________________________ Dr Kate Stevens Department of Psychology, FASS 4B University of Western Sydney, Macarthur PO Box 555, Campbelltown NSW 2560 Australia Phone: (+612) 9772 6324; Fax: (+612) 9772 6584 Email: kj.stevens(at) WWW: ___________________________________________________

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