Professor in Machine Learning and Speech Processing (60118)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems a position as Professor in Machine Learning and Speech Processing is open for appointment from July 1, 2017 or soon hereafter. The Department of Electronic Systems is one of the largest departments at Aalborg University with a total of more than 250 employees. The department is internationally recognized in particular for its contributions within Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The research and teaching of the Department of Electronic Systems focus on electronic engineering and the activity areas are organized in the sections: Antennas, Propagation and Radio Networking section (APNet), Automation Control section (Control), Signal and Information Processing section (SIP), Wireless Communication Networks section (WCN) and Communication, Media and Information technologies (CMI). The department focuses on maintaining a close interplay with the university's surroundings - locally, nationally and internationally – as well as producing unique basic research and educating talented and creative engineers. The department collaborates with leading ICT researchers all over the world.

Job description

The Signal and Information Processing section seeks to appoint a full-time Professor who has research qualifications at the doctoral level within Machine Learning and Speech Processing. In particular, the position requires internationally recognized research experience in the following engineering domains:

•Machine learning
•Pattern recognition
•Deep neural networks
•Speech recognition and -enhancement
•Speaker identification and verification
•Noise-robust speech processing
•Voice activity detection
•Multimodal signal processing
•Social robotics
•Human-machine interaction

The position requires experience and involvement in management of research projects, supervision of PhD students and post-docs, as well as maintenance of and cooperation in national and international academic networks. The Professor is expected to conduct dissemination of research results to and initiate cooperation with industry in order to strengthen our relations with local, national, and international private company partners.

Furthermore, the position involves preparation of research funding applications as well as teaching and assessment of undergraduate and graduate students. Primarily, the teaching will be in domains such as Machine Learning and Signal Processing, but may also be conducted in other study programs at the University.

Further professional information can be obtained from Assoc. Professor Peter Koch, email pk@es.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 8696.

Qualification requirements:
The successful applicant can demonstrate a documented high level of original scientific production at an international level, including proven further development of the research area in question. An assessment of the candidate’s undertaking of research management and/or other possible management functions will also be taken into account. In addition the applicant is expected to have the qualifications required for undertaking teaching responsibilities. Special contributions to and development of educational and teaching related areas will be considered in the overall assessment.

The application must contain the following:
• A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
• A current curriculum vitae.
• Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD).
• Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 10 publications.
• Teaching qualifications described in the teaching portfolio. If this is not enclosed the applicant must include an explanation for its absence.
• Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
• Additional qualifications in relation to the position.
• References/recommendations.
• Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

An assessment committee will assess all candidates. 

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Anne Christoffersen by mail hr-tech@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9680.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seen  here.

Agreement

Appointment and salary acc. to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of professional Associations (AC) on Academics in the State. Employment as Professor is in accordance with a classified position on scale 37. In addition, a pensionable increment will be given. 

Vacancy number

60118

Deadline

Sun Apr 09 00:00:00 CEST 2017

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Online application - some good advice

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