Assistant or Associate Professor in Audiology and Hearing Rehabilitation

DTU Elektro
fredag 07 sep 18

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We invite applicants for a joint permanent position as an assistant or associate professor at the Hearing Systems Group at the Department of Electrical Engineering and at the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) & Audiology Clinic at Rigshopitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark.

The joint position is in the areas of audiology and hearing rehabilitation and is based both at DTU and at Rigshospitalet. Research and education are integrated both in the activities of the Hearing Systems group and the ENT & Audiology Clinic in Copenhagen.

Responsibilities and tasks
A major goal of this position is to facilitate the translation of research between university and clinical settings. Overall, we aim to translate new advances in basic auditory science into increased understanding of auditory dysfunction and pathophysiology, and to provide insights that are useful for clinical and technical applications, such as hearing aids, cochlear implants, speech recognition systems and hearing diagnostics.

Teaching activities in hearing research are conducted at undergraduate, graduate and PhD levels. Both the Hearing Systems group at DTU and the research group at Rigshospitalet engage in DTU’s international MSc program in Engineering Acoustics.

The candidate should be comfortable in both university and clinical research settings and must be able to demonstrate a solid scientific knowledge and research experience in at least one, and some experience in another of the following areas: 

  • Hearing evaluation and clinical diagnostic techniques
  • Hearing assistive devices (e.g., hearing aids, cochlear implants)
  • Clinical and technical audiology
  • Psychoacoustic and objective measures of hearing function
  • Objective measures of complex sounds (e.g., speech, music) in the auditory system
  • General technical knowledge for solving minor daily technical equipment errors together with a team of other engineers/technicians

In cooperation with the other scientific staff, we expect participation in both fundamental and advanced level education of students with the main focus on joint University/clinical research projects.

Candidates for an: 

  • assistant professorship must hold a PhD (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 should document didactic/pedagogic training

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to: 

  • Relevance of educational background
  • Experience and ability in teaching and education
  • Scientific production and research potential at an international level
  • The ability to promote and utilize research results
  • The ability to initiate and contribute in collaborative research projects, both with internal and external partners

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.

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. Expected starting date: 2 January 2019.

The shared position is in accordance to the agreement on the establishment of shared positions between DTU and RegH. (Rammeaftale om etablering af delestillinger mellem Danmarks Tekniske Universitet og Region Hovedstaden).

The assistant professor position is a permanent entry-level faculty position. After a maximum of 4 years, an assistant professor can be promoted to an associate professor position after assessment. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Torsten Dau, Head of the Hearing Systems Group, phone +45 4525 3977 or

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 October 2018 (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

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.

The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” listed above
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” listed above
  • List of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights)
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)

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

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

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