DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Clinical Audiology

DTU Sundhedsteknologi

We are looking for an Assistant Professor in Clinical Audiology to join the recently established Copenhagen Hearing and Balance Centre (CHBC), which consists of the Hearing Systems Section at the Department of Health Technology at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) & Audiology Clinic at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark.

The CHBC offers unique possibilities to conduct translational research with the main aim to benefit patients who need audiological care by incorporating the collaboration between DTU and the university hospital. Research and education are integrated both in the activities of the Hearing Systems Section and the ENT & Audiology clinic at Rigshospitalet. Teaching activities in hearing research are conducted at undergraduate, graduate and PhD levels. Both the Hearing Systems Section at DTU and the research group at the ENT & Audiology Clinic at Rigshospitalet engage in DTU’s international M.Sc. program in Engineering Acoustics, as well as the Biomedical Engineering B.Sc. and M.Sc. programs.    

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your overall focus will be to strengthen clinical audiological care by incorporating collaborative research projects between the university and clinical settings. You will work with nearby colleagues, and with both academic, clinical, and industrial partners in Denmark as well as abroad. Overall, the research is aimed at new advances in the physiology, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of hearing disorders.


The candidate should be comfortable in both university and clinical research settings and should have some experience in at least two of the following areas:

  • Verification, validation, and evaluation of hearing devices such as hearing aids and cochlear implants
  • Hearing diagnostics and treatment for special populations such as infants, children, and the elderly
  • Non-invasive neurophysiological methods to measure hearing function such as electroencephalography (EEG) or functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)

You will be working with a team of experienced researchers and your primary tasks will be to:

  • Teach and supervise BSc and MSc student projects, and be (co-)supervisor for PhD students
  • Designing and running research studies, with a particular focus on running studies in collaboration with the audiologists and clinicians at CHBC
  • Collaborating with colleagues at DTU and Rigshospitalet in the context of ongoing projects
  • Helping to lead the creation of a stronger research environment within the Audiology Clinic
  • Helping to further establish the new CHBC, especially the DTU-designated research space

DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time are expected to master both.

As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. Read more about the program and the recruitment process here.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from the Head of Hearing Systems, Torsten Dau, tel.: +45 4525 3977, tdau@dtu.dk. Information regarding hospital-related questions at Rigshospitalet can be obtained from Head of Department Mads Klokker, tel.: +45 3545 8785, klokker@rh.dk.   


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If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.    

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 August 2022 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Vision for teaching and research for the tenure track period
  • CV including employment history, list of publications, H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/)
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. The department has a scientific staff of about 210 persons, 140 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 160 persons, of which a large majority contributes to our research infrastructure and related commercial activities.

Rigshospitalet is Denmark’s leading hospital for patients needing highly specialised treatment. We have internationally outstanding treatment offerings. Research is one of the cornerstones of Rigshospitalet. This means that research occupies a very special place of importance and priority at Rigshospitalet. Research findings are obtained and disseminated through extensive national and international collaboration.

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