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Student Assistants (2) - Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) - Department of Psychology

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, April 12, 2013
Date of Posting: 
April 3, 2013
Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) - Department of Psychology
Student Assistants (2)
Hours of Work: 

20 hours per week (work schedule is flexible)

$10.74 (vacation pay included)

Beginning as soon as May 1, 2013 to August 31, 2013 (possibility of continuation at a reduced level during the school term)

 The University of Prince Edward Island is the coordinating institution for a Major Collaborative Research Initiative funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The 7-year project, titled Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS), is unfolding through the cooperation of some 70 researchers and various other stakeholders from a dozen different countries, and under the overall direction of Prof. Annabel Cohen, Department of Psychology, UPEI. Its primary objective is to facilitate and coordinate a variety of initiatives exploring the relationship between singing and three themes: development, education and well-being, all at both personal and social scales. The AIRS Project web-site is www.airsplace.ca.
Theme 3 of this project focuses on the Development of Singing. One aspect of this study has entailed the use of the AIRS Test Battery of Singing Skills which includes components not only related to singing but also to verbal skills. Student assistantship is required for the analysis of various items in the test battery.
Duties will include learning to use the Praat analysis program; conducting pitch analysis and story analysis, collating data, possibly some statistical analysis; possibly help with testing participants; ethics proposals; manuscript preparation or literature reviews.
A cluster of the following courses: Psycholinguistics, Linguistics, Research and statistics method, basic physics, basic engineering (signal analysis). Ability to work responsibly without close supervision. Good organizational skills. Openness to the experience of other cultures. Assets include word processing, knowledge of computer music notation software (not essential), interest in music, singing, and or speech and language.
Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island Students, currently registered in relevant disciplines particularly Psychology, but also possibly Music, Engineering, Physics, or other.
Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to employment@upei.ca. Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.
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