Tenure Track or Tenured Position in Acoustics

Aalto University is a new university created from the merger of the Helsinki School of Economics, the University of Art and Design Helsinki, and Helsinki University of Technology. The new university's ambitious goal is to rank among the top universities in the world in its areas of specialization. The combination of three universities opens up new possibilities for strong multi-disciplinary education and research.

Aalto University School of Science and Technology invites applications for:

TENURE TRACK OR TENURED POSITION IN SIGNAL PROCESSING, which can be filled on any level from assistant professor to tenured professor

TENURE TRACK OR TENURED POSITION IN ACOUSTICS, which can be filled on any level from assistant professor to tenured professor

The tenure track is open to talented individuals who have excellent potential for a scientific career. On the basis of their experience and competence, applicants will be placed on any of the four levels of the tenure track system: Assistant Professor (1), Assistant Professor (2), Associate Professor, or Full Professor. The candidates for the two first-mentioned levels are appointed for a fixed term, while the candidates for Associate Professor positions are appointed either permanently or for a fixed term. Full Professor positions are permanent.

Throughout their careers, those under the academic tenure track system are expected to exercise and guide scientific research, to provide academic education, to be an active member of the international scientific community and to interact with society. Individuals placed on the Aalto University tenure track for professors have the possibility to advance in their career through regular performance assessments, which take into account their merits in all areas of their scope of duty.

The above mentioned positions are located in the Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics (

Research and teaching of the Department focuses on the following areas: audio signal processing, communication acoustics, optical radiation measurements, signal processing for wireless communications, radar, data analysis, wireless localization as well as sensor array and multi-channel signal processing, and speech communication technology. The research of the Department is of the highest international quality as indicated by the recent Research Assessment Exercise of the university ( The Department participates in the SMARAD (Smart Radios and Wireless Systems) Center of Excellence (CoE) nominated by the Academy of Finland. The Department puts special emphasis on scientific publications in high-impact journals combined with industrial collaboration within ICT sector. The industrial relevance of the Department's research is very high and the research groups have close cooperation with several ICT and other high-tech companies.

In the present call, the Department is seeking to hire highly qualified individuals for its two positions, one in signal processing and one in acoustics. The candidates should provide world class competence in signal processing, acoustics or closely related fields supporting and complementing the present strong focus areas of the Department's research and teaching. All qualified candidates in the areas of signal processing and acoustics are encouraged to apply.

For additional information, please contact Head of Department, Professor Paavo Alku, tel. +358 9 47025680, or HR-coordinator Kirsti Ojala, tel. +358 40 8341161,

The application materials for the tenure track positions should include at least a curriculum vitae in English, a complete list of publications and other works (the most important ones marked), a brief description of your views regarding the future development of the field, as well as the names and contact details of possible references.

The language requirements for applicants are described in more detail in the application instructions.

Aalto University follows the new salary system of universities, but applicants may also provide salary requirements.

Please find detailed application instructions at

The applications for the tenure track positions are to be addressed to the President of Aalto University and submitted to the Registry of Aalto University no later than on January 31, 2011. The street address of the Registry is Otakaari 1, Espoo (Registry closes at 3.00 p.m.), and the postal address is Aalto University, P.O.Box 11000, FI-00076 Aalto. You may also submit the application by e-mail or fax: email: and fax: +358-9-451 2017.

Should there be a lack of eligible applicants, the application period may be extended. Aalto University reserves the right to consider also other candidates for the announced positions.

The application materials will not be returned.

Posted 12/20/2010

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