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AUSSCHREIBUNG – Job opportunity: Lecturer A/B in Audio

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From: Christopher Hummersone

Date: 2016 June 16

Subject: Job opportunity: Lecturer A/B in Audio

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Lecturer A/B in Audio

University of Surrey



Salary: £34,576 to £46,414 per annum

Post Type: Full Time

Closing Date: Thursday 30 June 2016

Interview Date: Friday 08 July 2016

Reference: 006616-R

We are seeking applications for the post of Lecturer in Audio, to be

based in the Department of Music and Media’s Institute of Sound

Recording (IoSR). We are looking for an enthusiastic academic to teach

and support the delivery of the undergraduate BMus/BSc Tonmeister®

programme in Music and Sound Recording, and to conduct world-leading


The successful applicant will teach on the prestigious Tonmeister

undergraduate programme, covering two or more of the following areas:

audio signal processing, audio programming, computer audio systems,

electronics, research methods, and sound synthesis. You will be joining

a supportive and varied team of lecturers drawn from both academic and

respected industry backgrounds. The programme has a small cohort of high

quality students, enabling a highly collegiate environment between staff

and students. Our students are highly motivated and have a strong

background in music, maths and physics.

You will have a strong research profile and/or the potential to develop

and sustain research activities, with a clear vision for how your

research will progress and an idea of how it might feed into or

complement the IoSR’s goals of engineering perceptually-motivated audio

signal analysis, processing and control systems. You will be encouraged

to develop your own research profile and to produce high-quality

research outputs, including books, academic journal articles or other

appropriate forms of research output.


Running since 1970, the Tonmeister programme is unique in the way that

it combines study of audio engineering, music, and practical sound

recording. It has produced a stream of successful alumni, including

winners of Oscars, Grammys and the Mercury Prize. Our graduates work

across a wide cross-section of the audio industry, from product design

to film music composition, and this alumnus network enables us to call

upon current industry expertise in many areas. Alumni are very keen to

give something back to the programme, and our biennial summer reunion is

an excellent networking opportunity. The programme includes a

Professional Training Year, and we have regular placements with many

high-profile companies including Abbey Road Studios, Focusrite/Novation

and Sky Post-Production.

Research in the IoSR focuses on human perception of audio quality and

uses this focus to engineer perceptually-motivated signal analysis,

processing and control systems. We have projects funded by EPSRC, the

European Commission and industrial collaborators, involving human

listening tests, acoustic measurement, statistical modelling and digital

signal processing. Current work is, for example, developing systems for

spatial enhancement of object-based audio reproduction,

perceptually-optimised sound source separation and timbral perception


There is opportunity to collaborate with many groups across the

University; previous and current projects involved the Department of

Psychology, the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP),

and colleagues in Music.

Recent development of programmes in Digital Media Arts, and Film and

Video Production Technology, have resulted in a significant hub of

research and teaching at Surrey in the area of media-related

engineering, technology and production.

The Department of Music and Media hosts a wide range of concerts,

regular research conferences and colloquia (including hosting the Audio

Engineering Society international conference on Sound Field Control in

July), as well as a thriving community of postgraduate research students.

The facilities available in the IoSR for teaching and research include:

3 recording studios containing industry standard equipment including

consoles from AMS-Neve and SSL; over 100 microphones for recording and

technical measurement; an ITU-R BS 1116 standard listening room

containing a 22.2 reproduction system; and a range of test and

measurement hardware and software. The Department is home to the Moog

Sound Lab UK, and benefits from many links with the audio, video and

computer games industries.

For an informal discussion you may wish to contact Dr Russell Mason

(Tonmeister Programme Director) at r.mason@surrey.ac.uk

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