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professorships in acoustics

Dear colleagues,

I am happy to tell you that we have a number of positions of:


to announce. Below, I am including the text of the advertisement.
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Wolfgang Ellermeier
Wolfgang Ellermeier
e-mail: we@acoustics.dk
phone:  +45 9635 8713
FAX:    +45 9815 2144

Forskningsprofessor             Research Professor
Afdeling for Akustik            Departm. of Acoustics
Aalborg Universitet             Aalborg University
Fredrik Bajersvej 7 B5          Fredrik Bajersvej 7 B5
DK-9220 Aalborg Ø               DK-9220 Aalborg O
Danmark                         Denmark


Applications are invited for a number of positions at the level of
Associate Professor (position number 40850) and at the level of
Assistant Professor (position number 200218) at the Faculty of
Engineering and Science, Institute of Electronic Systems, Department of
Acoustics and Sound Quality Research Unit, available from May 1, 2003 or

soon after.

Research areas will be within the present activities of the Department
of Acoustics which focus on 1) human sound perception, including
perception of direction and distance, hearing thresholds, perception of
loudness and audiometric measurements 2) effects of noise on human
beings, e.g. hearing damages and annoyance, 3) recording and
reproduction techniques with special emphasis on binaural technique, 4)
sound quality, incl. principles of evaluating product sound and the
fidelity of reproduced sound,  5) computer generation of authentic sound

corresponding to fictive acoustic surroundings, e.g. used for
interactive virtual reality systems. Psychometry, acoustical measurement

technique, electronics and signal processing form an integral part of
the research.

Teaching will primarily be in the study program for Master of Science in

Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Signal Processing with
specialization in Acoustics, and Bachelor of Science in Electronic and
Electrical Engineering, but may also be in other study programmes at the

University. Much of the teaching is done in English.

Research activities for some positions are allocated to a research
programme on ‘Sound Quality’ jointly financed by the university, three
Danish acoustics industrial partners and government funds. The research
will be within the areas of sound quality evaluation, identification of
relevant auditory attributes, instrumental measurement of their
acoustical correlates, as well as applications to product sound, sound
design, and high quality audio systems.

Research activities for the others are allocated to a frame programme
under STVF (The Danish Technical Research Council): ‘Research in human
sound perception – with special reference to electro acoustic
applications’. The research will be within one of the following areas:
risk of hearing damage, audiometric measurements and equipment
calibration, annoyance from noise in general and from low frequency
noise specifically, characteristics of head-related transfer functions
and their significance in localization.

Appointment to Assistant Professor (available for a 3-year period)
presupposes scientific qualifications at ph.d. –level or similar
scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will

be emphasized in the overall assessment.

The level of qualification for Associate Professors (some with a time
limit of 4 years) shall correspond to the level, which can be achieved
on the basis of the appointment as Assistant Professor, but may be
achievable in other ways. The appointment presupposes that the applicant

can demonstrate original scientific production at an international level

as well as documented teaching qualifications.

Appointment to the position requires that both research and teaching
qualifications are at the requested level. The two qualifications will
be given equal and principal priority in the overall assessment.

The Ministerial Circular on Job Structure valid for academic staff
working with research and teaching at universities under the Ministry of

Research can be seen on:


For further information please contact:

For general information please see the departments home page:


or contact: Head of Department: Sofus Birkedal Nielsen  tel.
+45?9635?8706 E-mail: sbn@acoustics.auc.dk.

For research in 'Sound Quality', please contact: professor Wolfgang
Ellermeier tel. +45 9635 8713 E-mail: we@acoustics.auc.dk.

For 'Research in human sound perception', please contact: professor
Henrik Møller tel +45?9635?8711 E-mail: hm@acoustics.auc.dk

Terms of appointment and payment are in accordance with the agreement
between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of
professional Associations (AC) on Academics in the State.

The application must include documentation for:

- Education
- Research qualifications. List of publications with indication of which

works the applicant consider particularly relevant must be enclosed.
- Teaching qualifications.

Furthermore information on personal data and previous employment is also


An Assessment Committee will assess all candidates.

Application marked with position number(s) and research area(s),
including CV, diploma, particularly relevant publications, other
documentation as well as a complete list of the enclosed documentation,
all in triplicate must arrive at Aalborg University with the morning
post by March 14, 2003.

Application is to be forwarded to:

Aalborg University
Faculty of Engineering and Science
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7F
DK-9220 Aalborg East