Monday, 3 August 2009

Job Posting: Lecturer in Sound and Music Processing (Queen Mary, University of London)



The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science was established on 1 August 2008 as a result of the merger between the Departments of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. The merger created one of the largest Schools within the College, with 60 members of academic staff and a vibrant community of undergraduate and postgraduate students. The School is committed to excellence in research and teaching, and offers a lively and stimulating environment for both staff and students.

The School is now looking to appoint a full time, permanent member of academic staff in the area of Sound and Music Processing.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a strong background in at least one of the Centre for Digital Music's (C4DM) current activities, for example, areas such as music information retrieval, rhythm analysis, music ontologies, semantic systems for musicology and music archives, and DSP of music and audio. Future research areas are expected to be in the science, engineering and technology of sound.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses such as Machine Learning and Music & Speech Processing as well as undertaking appropriate administrative duties.

Applicants should have a Postgraduate degree or a relevant professional qualification (or equivalent professional experience). Evidence of ongoing high level research activity and the ability to contribute (individually or collaboratively) to grant funding applications is essential. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate an ability to effectively organise their time between research, teaching and administration.

The post will be available from 1st September 2009 and the post holder would be expected to start as soon as is reasonably practical thereafter. Salary will be in the range of £37,332 - £46,518 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, plus four College closure days, an interest free season ticket loan, childcare voucher scheme and a contributory final salary pension scheme.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1999.

Further details and an application form can be obtained from the Human Resources website on:

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Prof Mark Plumbley, Email:

Completed application forms together with a copy of your CV, quoting reference no 09213/KR, should be returned to Julie Macdonald , Room CS/310, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS, or by e-mail: applications [AT]

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 14th August 2009.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 26th August 2009.

Applicants who are not contacted by Monday 24th August 2009 should assume that they were not successful.

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