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[CALL] PhD and postdoc opportunities at Georgia Tech / Music Tech

Jason Freeman, associate professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Music, and Brian Magerko, associate professor in Digital Media, are looking for both a new Ph.D. student in the Music Technology program (starting fall 2015) and a postdoctoral fellow at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology and the ADAM lab (starting fall 2015 or earlier).

Both positions, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, focus on continued research and development surrounding EarSketch, a computational music learning environment for introductory computer science education. Potential research topics include pedagogical language and API design for algorithmic composition, user interface design for integrated art+technology pedagogical tools, curriculum design and development, experimental design and evaluation, and the development of new features of the learning environment.

Ph.D. prospects should meet the admissions criteria for the Ph.D. program in music technology and have demonstrated experience in computer science, algorithmic composition, and software engineering. Additional background in areas such as education, human-computer interaction, and/or digital media is desirable though not required.

Postdoctoral applicants must have been recently awarded a doctoral degree in a related field such as music technology, digital media, human-centered computing, music composition, computer science, or education. Regardless of disciplinary background, all applicants should have some previous experience in music, music technology, and computer science. Applicants should be excited to collaborate effectively with a large, multidisciplinary team.

More information on EarSketch:
More information on the Ph.D. in music technology at Georgia Tech:
More information on the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology:
More information on the ADAM Lab:

PhD applications are due January 31st, 2015 at

To express interest in the postdoctoral position, please send a cover letter and c.v. to both Jason Freeman (jason.freeman at and Brian Magerko (magerko at Review of postdoctoral applications will beginNovember 15th, 2014.

In addition to these specific opportunities, Georgia Tech’s School of Music offers masters and doctoral degrees in music technology focusing on a variety of research areas such as music informatics, robotic musicianship, sonification, and mobile music. For more information, visit