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Job Annc: CREATE Research Director

  • Deadline:
    Aug. 27, 2004, 9:59 a.m.


Job Announcement: Research Director
Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology
University of California, Santa Barbara


The UCSB Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE, http://create.ucsb.edu) is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the creation of electronic and electroacoustic music and multimedia works using computers, recording studios, digital signal processing equipment and specialized hardware and software. CREATE serves as a productive environment available to students, researchers, and media artists for the realization of music and multimedia works. Courses are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels in collaboration with several departments. The Center also serves as a laboratory for research and development of a new generation of software and hardware tools to aid in media-based composition and performance.  

About the Position

The Research Director is the individual responsible to the facility's faculty director for the planning, organizing, supervising and/or performing the work of configuration, design, construction, operation and expansion of CREATE's, (Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology), facilities. The Research Director will represent the Center at meetings and conferences involving campus, University, and extramural agencies in matters relating to the engineering design considerations and financial requirements necessary for building, developing and expanding the facility, and will be responsible for accomplishing writing, and submission of extramural grant applications for the purpose of acquiring outside funding for the Center.

The Research Director is responsible for research and instructional projects both alone and in collaboration with associated faculty investigators, manufacturers, contractors and University staff. Must be able to serve in a supervisory position over consultants, University staff, and graduate students, and will also function as a Senior Development Engineer in an assignment by being a specialist with expert knowledge in more than one engineering specialty related to CREATE's activities. 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 electroacoustic music.  


Required: Bachelor's degree in EE, CS, or Music or equivalent combination of education & experience. Relevant technical and organization experience. Desirable: MS/PhD in CS and MA in Music. Experience with grant-writing, project management, etc.  


For primary consideration apply by 9/24/04; thereafter open until filled.  

For Details and a complete job description

Go to http://jobs.ucsb.edu, then click on "search postings" and search for the keyword "CREATE"