DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Multi-Sensory Speech Perception or Multi-Sensory Signal Processing for Hearing Technology

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The Hearing Systems Section at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) offers a position at the level of associate or assistant professor within the area of multi-sensory (e.g., audio-visual) speech perception or multi-sensory signal processing for hearing technology. Hearing Systems is part of the department of Health Technology. Our research is concerned with auditory signal processing and perception, speech communication, audiology, behavioural and objective measures of auditory function, computational auditory neuroscience, environmental acoustics, and hearing-instrument signal processing.

The multi-disciplinary research conducted by the Hearing Systems Section is done in collaboration with several European networks, Danish hospitals, and with industry. The goal of the research is to increase our understanding of how the human auditory system functions and to provide insights that are useful for technical applications, such as hearing aids, speech recognition systems, hearing diagnostics, cochlear implants and virtual reality applications. Specifically, the research field of the position will be focused on exploring people’s speech communication challenges in adverse acoustic conditions with multiple interfering sources, as well novel strategies of intervention for people with hearing loss. The research will be connected to the activities at the Centre for Applied Hearing Research (CAHR), thereby giving unique opportunities for collaboration with the hearing-aid industry.

The assistant professor position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. We provide you with the best conditions including a mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, teacher training and relevant networks. After maximum 6 years you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, and if evaluated positively, you will acquire a permanent associate professor position.

Responsibilities and tasks
The candidate will contribute to teaching activities in the group, mostly at MSc level and focus on the international MSc program ‘Engineering Acoustics’ that is offered jointly with the Acoustic Technology Section at the Department of Electrical Engineering. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a solid scientific knowledge and research experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Multi-sensory (e.g., audio-visual) speech perception and recognition in complex acoustic environments, including, but not limited to, communication and interaction in dynamic scenes; sensor-based measures of listener behaviour; impact of hearing loss and aided hearing; and perception in virtual/augmented reality.
  • Multi-sensory signal processing for hearing technology, including, but not limited to, computational multi-sensory learning, artificial-intelligence-based signal processing, multi-sensory human-computer interfaces; audio-visual speech enhancement; and audio-visual scene analysis.

We expect the successful candidate to participate in both fundamental and advanced-level education of students, in cooperation with the other scientific staff, and to contribute actively to the theoretical and experimental research within the Department.

Qualifications
The applicant must document qualifications addressing the responsibilities and tasks. In addition, candidates for an

  • assistant professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent)
  • associate professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent), as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship and documented didactic/pedagogic training

Assistant Professor position
As a successful Tenure Track candidate, you will meet DTU’s Tenure Track requirements. You have documented teaching experience and have experience in supervising students from Bachelor to PhD. You are among the best research talents in your field with the potential to reach the highest international level. You have documented scientific production at the highest international level and can document initiative for independent and original project ideas. You have the personal drive and potential to attract external funding for research activities and you thrive in a multidisciplinary work environment.

Assessment
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration is given to:

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record, and research vision
  • Societal impact
  • Innovation activities, including collaboration with the transport sector
  • International impact and experience
  • Leadership potential and collaboration
  • Communication skills

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.


Tenure Track at DTU – Assistant Professor position
DTU offers talented scientists from around the world attractive career perspectives via the DTU Tenure Track Programme. Highly qualified candidates are appointed as assistant professors for a period of up to six years with the prospect of performance-based advancement to a tenured associate professor position.


As part of the tenure track position, the candidate receives:

  • Access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure
  • Capability development, including postgraduate teacher training
  • A mentoring programme
  • Support to develop scientific networks and to secure interdisciplinary research at the highest level
  • As part of the DTU Tenure Track Programme, the University carries out a mid-way evaluation to review the progress of the tenure track candidate, according to the same criteria used in the final tenure review. If the final review is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as Associate Professor at DTU

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. 

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Torsten Dau, tel.: +45 4525 3977, tdau@dtu.dk.  

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ou can read more about DTU Health Tech at www.healthtech.dtu.dk/english

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 3 January 2021 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • List of publications (note that applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights)
  • H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/)
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)

In the field “Please indicate which position you are applying for”, please indicate whether you are applying for the position as Associate or Assistant Professor.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion, or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. The department has a scientific staff of about 175 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

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