Research Associate in Music Education for Children with a Hearing Impairment Grade 7 (0.4 FTE)

University of Liverpool - Architecture, Acoustics Research Unit

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

School of the Arts

The University of Liverpool seeks to appoint a Research Associate with a background in music and/or music education. The aim of the project is to allow hearing-impaired students in secondary schools to experience vibrotactile presentation of music and to use vibrotactile equipment to facilitate music-making and musical performance, as well as advance their music education. For background information on vibrotactile stimuli, see The plan is to lend our equipment to schools to encourage structured and unstructured experimentation using either the school’s musical instruments or pre-recorded pieces of music. We wish to engage music teachers by encouraging them to use the equipment in lessons or to promote musical collaborations with other students that have normal hearing or hearing-impairments. From this we hope to obtain feedback and new ideas for the use of the equipment, as well as evidence and examples of music-making and musical appreciation on a dedicated webpage and social media. You should have a degree in Music and will join the research team in the Acoustics Research Unit (ARU) at Liverpool. Note that you might not need to live near Liverpool if you can show that there are sufficient schools near where you live in the UK (e.g. London). The post is available from 15 January 2018 until 15 June 2018 working on a 0.4fte basis.

Closing Date: 27 November 2017 23:30

Interview Date: 4 December 2017

Informal enquiries to Professor Carl Hopkins, email:

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