Positions available (Torben Poulsen )

Subject: Positions available
From:    Torben Poulsen  <tp(at)DAT.DTU.DK>
Date:    Mon, 29 Jun 1998 11:26:33 +0200

At The Technical University of Denmark (DTU): Associate/assistant professorships in DTU's Multimedia Section. Two positions are available in the Multimedia Section at DTU for occupation as soon as possible. In collaboration with the Danish National Center for IT Research, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is in the process of building up a new Section for Multimedia. The central focus of the section's research is distributed multimedia and its applications. The section is placed at the Center for Tele-Information (CTI), and contributes to an inter-disciplinary initiative involving several departments at DTU. CTI works in a cross-disciplinary manner on research and teaching in the areas of planning, development and use of teleinformation and telecommunications services, as well as with multimedia. As part of a larger effort to develop the area of multimedia, we are looking for an associate or assistant professor in Distributed Multimedia and an associate professor in Multimedia Support for Cooperation. More positions in the Multimedia Section will be available later. The positions are related to various aspects of distributed multimedia and their applications. In this connection, distributed multimedia applications are to be looked at as technologies which, via treatment and transmission of mixtures of text, pictures, graphics and sound, permit efficient man-machine interaction and stimulate and encourage cooperation and inter-personal communication. Associate/assistant professorship in Distributed Multimedia: The area of research associated with this position is the development and application of distributed multimedia. Research and teaching in the section for multimedia is focusses particularly on the applications of multimedia technologies. Emphasis will therefore be laid on research experience involving one or more basic technologies, and on willingness and ability to work integrally with applications of the technologies in a cross-disciplinary group. We are looking for applicants with a solid technical knowledge in one or more of the following areas: - Distributed multimedia and the associated basic signal processing disciplines. - Methods for analysis and modelling of multimedia application areas, together with specification and design of distributed multimedia systems. - Platforms and high-level protocols for communication in distributed multimedia, such as Internet, browser technologies and http. - Digital video and image encoding for real-time transmission, for example in connection with the production and distribution of digital TV, films and video. - The use of Virtual Reality systems in technical application areas. - Multimedia databases for handling sound, images etc., and technologies for searching for information, such as server technologies, search machines and hypermedia. - Advanced exploitation of multimedia sound based on auditory models (psycho-acoustic models of hearing). The position is primarily offered as an associate professorship. If no qualified applicants at associate professor level present themselves, the position can be offered as an assistant professorship. The position is associated with the Section for Multimedia, working at CTI. The person employed will be attached to a department at DTU; the choice of department will depend on the professional interests of the accepted candidate. Associate professorship in Multimedia Support for Cooperation: The area of research associated with this position is the development and application of distributed multimedia. We are looking for applicants with a solid knowledge of computer-supported collaboration, groupware technologies and platforms for these technologies. Research experience in the area of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) isexpected; experience with studies of workplaces and modelling of application areas will be an advantage. The position is associated with the Section for Multimedia. The person employed will be attached to Center for Teleinformation at the Department of Telecommunication. Emphasis is laid both on research at international level in the above areas and on desire and ability to work in a cross-disciplinary group including people qualified in the areas of engineering, sociology and computer science. Common for both positions: Candidates must have an M.Sc. or equivalent in engineering, computer science or a related discipline. In addition, applicants wishing to apply for appointment as assistant professor must have qualifications equivalent to a Ph.D., while for the post of associate professor they must have qualifications equivalent to those achieved after 3 years as assistant professor. For appointment as an associate professor, applicants must be able to document independent research at international level within the areas described for the appropriate post. Applicants for an assistant professorship should not have held their M.Sc. more than 8 years before being appointed, unless there are special reasons for this. Candidates will be evaluated on their scientific record, research potential, ability to work together with others and teaching proficiency. DTU also attaches importance to candidate's having broad experience, including experience from working outside DTU. An interview may be requested as part of the evaluation process. Applicants must be able to teach on both an introductory and advanced level within their field; details of previous teaching experience should be enclosed with the application. Applications must include a list of publications, including educational publications, and documentation of the work which the candidate wishes to be taken into consideration. Applicants are requested to include only information on what they consider to be their most important scientific and/or educational work. The evaluation committee may request further information or documentation. In order not to exclude the possibility of having foreign members of the selection committee, we request that the application be written in English. The University is an equal opportunity employer, and both women and men are invited to apply. Terms of employment are based on the relevant and currently applicable collective agreement. In accordance with the Danish Ministerial Order of 9.9.1993, applications will be dealt with by an evaluation committee, whose recommendations will be sent to ALL applicants in their entirety. Applicants should send their written application, curriculum vitae and enclosures, all in triplicate, to: The Rector Technical University of Denmark Building 101 DK-2800 Lyngby Denmark Applications must be received by DTU not later than noon on 7th August 1998. ------------------------------- Torben Poulsen, Department of Acoustic Technology Building 352, Technical University of Denmark DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark Voice: +45 4525 3940 (direct); +45 4588 1622 (Departm.) Fax: +45 4588 0577 E-mail: tp(at)dat.dtu.dk http://www.dat.dtu.dk/ McGill is running a new version of LISTSERV (1.8c on Windows NT). Information is available on the WEB at http://www.mcgill.ca/cc/listserv

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