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Professor, Tenure Track

Aalto University, Dept. of Signal Processing and Acoustics
Country of Position: 
Contact Name: 
Risto Wichman
Subject Area: 
Applies to General Signal Processing
Start Date: 
11 May 2021
Expiration Date: 
18 June 2021
Position Description: 

The Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics at the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering invites applications for


Detailed call and instructions how to apply at:

The call is in a broad area of signal processing with special emphasis on:

  • Signal processing theory and methods
  • Signal processing for communications and networking, joint sensing and communication
  • Machine learning for signal processing
  • Sensor array and multichannel signal processing, radar signal processing
  • Signal processing for data science
  • Information forensics and security
  • Software, circuits and systems for signal processing 

We are seeking outstanding individuals who have demonstrated excellence in addressing the above challenges. As a tenure-track faculty member, you are expected to complement the expertise of the current faculty by bringing new ideas and perspectives into our community. You are also expected to teach signal processing courses in master’s and bachelor’s programmes with a typical teaching load of two courses per year.

Your experience and ambitions

We are looking for applicants with

  • A doctorate in signal processing or related field
  • A proven ability to carry out high quality research and publish in top venues of the discipline
  • Potential to attract research funding and build up your own research group
  • An interest to collaborate with industry
  • Ability to build a high-level international collaboration network
  • Motivation to teach at undergraduate and/or graduate levels

We offer

  • A tenure track position with promotion to tenured position based on merits
  • A competitive benefits package including access to health care
  • Start-up funding and grant writing support to help you establish your own group
  • Excellent collaboration possibilities within the university
  • Great future in one of the happiest, cleanest and safest countries in the world, with comprehensive social security system and free education up to university level

Scientific environment

The position is situated in the Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics at the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. The department conducts world-class research in four research areas and groups: Signal processing, speech processing, acoustics and audio signal processing, and metrology. The Signal Processing group focuses on statistical and array signal processing, wireless communication, optimisation, machine learning, radar and multisensor systems. The department has 12 professors, 4 of whom are IEEE Fellows. Our department’s professorial faculty has been extremely successful in attracting funding from academic, industrial and defence sources. The department has an extensive and active network of collaborators in world-leading academic institutes and industrial research groups.  There are very strong research groups in the areas of Communication Engineering, Radio Engineering and Circuit Design within the School of Electrical Engineering, providing a critical mass of knowledge for large scale cross-disciplinary research projects.

 How to apply

Please submit your application latest on June 18, 2021 through our recruiting system by using the “Apply now!” link below. Please include the following pdf documents in English:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae (with contact information and the Researcher ID number)
  3. List of publications with the 7 most significant highlighted
  4. Research statement describing past research and plans for future research
  5. Teaching portfolio describing teaching experience and plans for teaching
  6. References from no more than 2 individuals

The application materials should be addressed to the president of Aalto University. The application materials will not be returned. General instructions for applicants including languages requirements and guidelines for compiling the teaching portfolio and CV are at

Selected candidates will be invited to the Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics and to Aalto University’s Otaniemi campus in August-September 2021. The short-listed candidates’ applications will be submitted for review by external international experts. Selected candidates will, with their consent, be subject to an aptitude assessment.

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