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) speechperception 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 offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environmentcharacterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. We develop talent by offering a career mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and postgraduate teacher training. DTU’s Tenure Track is an appointment of at most six years, during which you will receive career support in the form of professional and personal guidance. At the end of the tenure track appointment you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, who will assess your
appointment to a permanent Associate Professorship. Read more about the DTU Tenure Track program at DTU at this homepage.

Responsibilities and qualifications
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 AcousticTechnology 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.

You must be responsible for the teaching of courses. You will be expected to learn Danish and be able to teach in Danish after 3 years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.

As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). If you are applying for the associate professor position you should also have academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship and documented didactic/pedagogic training.

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The salary for the position will be determined by the applicant’s qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic

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

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 November 2021 (Danish time). Apply online here: DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Multi-Sensory Speech

Perception or Multi-Sensory Signal Processing for Hearing Technology
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:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Vision for teaching and research
  • CV including employment history, list of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights), H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/)
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

You can learn more about the recruitment process here.

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.

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 210 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 160 persons, of which a large majority contributes to our research infrastructure and related commercial activities.

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