[LAD] [OT][ANN] Job opening: CREATE Research Director

Xavier Amatriain xavier at create.ucsb.edu
Fri Jun 8 16:59:23 UTC 2007

The job announced below is basically my current position at UCSB so feel
free to also contact me for informal inquiries.


(Apologies for cross-posting)

Research Director Position
Center for Research In Electronic Art Technology (CREATE) 

Salary $69,800 - $78,000/yr  

The Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE)[1] at the
University of California Santa Barbara is a state-of-the-art facility
dedicated to the research and development of a new generation of
software and hardware tools to aid in media-based composition and
performance. The Center also serves as a laboratory for the creation of
electronic and electroacoustic music and multimedia works. Courses are
offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels in collaboration with
several departments.   

The CREATE Research Director will manage research in digital audio with
an area of specialization in media systems engineering, 3D audio
spatialization and processing systems and music synthesis/processing
software development. The research director is responsible to the
facility's faculty director for the planning, development,
implementation and expansion of the Center for Research in Electronic
Art Technology (CREATE) and will also function as the music technical

CREATE has expanded and now includes laboratories in the Graduate
Program in Media Arts and Technology (MAT)[2] in the California
NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)[3] as well as in the Music Department[4].
The CREATE Research Director will be responsible for the development of
the digital audio and music areas of all laboratories in both buildings.
The CREATE Research Director will manage CREATE music and audio r&d in
the form of grants, industry contacts, faculty/student groups. The
Research Director may also choose to teach graduate courses and seminars
in the Department of Music or the Graduate Program in Media Arts and
Technology (MAT), organize and participate in topical workshops and
symposia, and collaborate in the production of several concerts per year
of electro-acoustic music. 

The CREATE Research Director will also collaborate with the Technical
Director of the Allosphere [5] Research Project and coordinate with the
faculty Director and Associate Director.  The Allosphere, one of the
largest instruments in the world for scientific and artistic
visualization and sonification of multidimensional data sets, is a three
story immersive spherical laboratory that will allow for 360-degree
projection of visual and audio data in an intelligent, interactive
environment. The CREATE Research Director will lead the audio wing of
development for the Allosphere . The audio infrastructure will consist
of a 500 channel sound system that will be designed for special 3D audio
applications as well as the sonification of multidimensional data sets. 

Minimum Requirements Ph.D. degree or ABD in EE, CS, Media Arts or Music
or equivalent combination of education and experience. Relevant
technical and organizational experience. Desirable Requirements MS/Ph.D.
in CS/ECE and MA in Music. Experience with grant-writing, project

Areas of expertise that will be valued include (but are not limited to):

- Audio/Multimedia Systems Engineering
- Spatial Audio
- Music Analysis/Synthesis
- Scientific sonification
- Interfaces and HCI

For more details please contact CREATE Director JoAnn Kuchera-Morin 
(jkm at create dot ucsb dot edu) or Associate Director Curtis Roads
(clangtint at earthlink dot net).

Read more/apply online at

[1] http://www.create.ucsb.edu
[2] http://www.mat.ucsb.edu
[3] http://www.cnsi.ucsb.edu
[4] http://www.music.ucsb.edu
[5] http://www.mat.ucsb.edu/allosphere

 *       Xavier Amatriain        *
 *  Associate Director - MATi    *
 *  Research Director - CREATE   *
 *    UCSB, Santa Barbara CA     *
 *      1-(805)- 893 83 52       *

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