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Professor (W2) Speech Technology and Hearing Devices

University of Oldenburg - Cluster of Excellence Hearing4all
Country of Position: 
Contact Name: 
Prof. Dr. Birger Kollmeier
Subject Area: 
Speech and Language Processing
Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing
Start Date: 
March 06, 2019
Expiration Date: 
April 26, 2019
Position Description: 

The Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, is seeking to fill the position of a

Professor (W2) Speech Technology and Hearing Devices

commencing as soon as possible within the cluster of excellence “Hearing4all”.

The successful candidate should contribute to the already existing research focus areas hearing research, acoustics, speech processing and machine learning. She/He should exhibit links to the topics of the cluster of excellence, e.g., in audiology, auditory physiology, neurosensory science and systems, and modern methods of communication acoustics and signal processing. She/He should be a highly qualified researcher with an international publication record and practical experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Modern methods for speech and audio processing
  • Machine learning and automatic speech recognition
  • Modelling of machine and human speech recognition
  • System technology for assistive listening devices

The successful candidate (m/f) is expected to contribute actively to the cluster of excellence “Hearing4all”, the collaborative research centre Hearing Acoustics as well as to the further structured research programmes within the Centre of Excellence for Hearing Research. In addition, she/he is expected to contribute to the core lecture program of the Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics (lecturing in English is acceptable, but German language skills should be acquired during the first 3-year period) with emphasis on engineering physics, acoustics and links to medicine and neuroscience.

Preconditions for employment are specified in § 25 NHG. To increase the proportion of women in science, equally qualified female candidates will be given preference. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification. The position is suitable for part-time employment.

Applications should include the profile sheet (, Profilbogen für die Bewerbung auf eine Professur), a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, publication list, list of third-party grants, reprints of the five most important publications, teaching record, teaching concept, concepts of research and copies of credentials and records. Applications should be addressed to the Dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (, and handed in by e-mail as one consolidated PDF attachment no later than April 25, 2019. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Dr. Dr. Birger Kollmeier (

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