08/07/2021

PhD in Psychology (Music & Emotion)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Innsbruck
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ArtsOther
    Computer scienceOther
    Psychological sciencesPsychology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/08/2021 00:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Austria › Innsbruck
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    30
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2021

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Pre-Doc (30 hours/week for 3 years) - starting September 2021 - research areas: personality, music & emotion

The position is part of the FWF project "Humans and Recommender Systems: Towards a Mutual Understanding", an interdisciplinary prender systems in close cooperation with the Department for Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck, as well as the Johannes Kepler University and the Technical University of Vienna. In general, the project is focusses on enhancing the understanding of user intent, i.e., in our application domain the motivation why people listen to music in a specific situational context. Moreover, we aim to advance the users’ understanding for the decisions that lead to the recommendation of certain tracks. The resulting increased mutual understanding and communication between the users of RS and the system itself can contribute to improved user models and recommendation performance. This work is complementary to existing RS research that mostly focus on technical aspects such as content features and collaborative filtering techniques.

Applicants for the PhD position will deal in particular with devising models for explanation of sequential recommendations and incorporating relevance feedback, as well as researching consistency of theories (e.g., influence of personality, intent, etc. on music listening behavior).

A relevant degree, preferably psychology, is a prerequisite. Applications can only be submitted via email to musiquote-psychologie@uibk.ac.at. In addition to a letter of motivation and a CV, please also include written considerations about your dissertation project (max. 3 pages). Applications can be sent in until July 31, 2021. The gross salary for this position amounts to €2.237,60 per month.

For more information please see: https://www.uibk.ac.at/psychologie/fachbereiche/pdd/vacancies

 

More Information

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Psychological sciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

  • relevant completed degree (master's / diploma)
  • sound knowledge in the field of music psychology, personality research, differential psychology and relevant methods
  • experience in using statistical data processing programs (SPSS, R, MPLUS)
  • interest in AI technologies
  • ability to work in a team
  • creative problem solving skills
  • independence and personal responsibility

Specific Requirements

Please enclose written considerations about your dissertation project with your application (max. 3 pages).

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Innsbruck
Austria
Innsbruck

EURAXESS offer ID: 661740

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