Another two-year position as a postdoctoral fellow (PDF) is now available at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University( the position announced here is in the ACTOR Project’s Analysis Axis, in contrast to the recently posted position with the same deadline (April 15, 2020) for a PDF working in the Output Innovation Axis ( Applicants can request consideration for either or both PDF positions, depending on their research expertise and qualifications.

The PDFs will work within an international, interdisciplinary partnership directed by Stephen McAdams. The ACTOR Partnership (see proposes to bring the often-neglected topics of timbre and orchestration to the forefront of musical scholarship and practice, through a collaboration including world-class artists, scholars, and scientists. 

The post-doctoral researcher will work primarily on the Analysis Axis and will be involved in project coordination and research on orchestration in the fields of music theory and musicology, audio analysis, performance analysis, perceptual analysis and text analysis. They will participate in the development of methods for evaluating the impact of this research in those domains and will co-supervise graduate and undergraduate students. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in music theory, music psychology, or music-related computer science, with a strong background in orchestration and an interest in interdisciplinary innovation. A deep knowledge of common-practice and contemporary orchestral repertoire is a significant plus. Ability to communicate fluently in French is an asset.

Applicants must have received their doctorate within 3 years of the starting date of the fellowship. They should submit a cover letter, CV, and 3 representative papers and should arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to stephen.mcadams -at- Complete applications will be reviewed as of April 15, 2020 until the position is filled. The ideal start date is May 15, 2020 to provide overlap with the incumbent PDF, but August 1, 2020 is the latest start date. For further details on the ACTOR Partnership to decide if this PDF is a good fit for you, please contact Stephen McAdams (stephen.mcadams -at- and Robert Hasegawa (robert.hasegawa -at-

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