LINGUIST List 12.2104

Fri Aug 24 2001

Jobs: Speech Comm AsstProf, Graz U, Austria

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  1. Gernot Kubin, Speech Communication, Dialogue Systems: Asst Prof in Styria Austria

Message 1: Speech Communication, Dialogue Systems: Asst Prof in Styria Austria

Date: 24 Aug 2001 16:28:37 -0000
From: Gernot Kubin <>
Subject: Speech Communication, Dialogue Systems: Asst Prof in Styria Austria

Rank of Job: Assistant Professor
Areas Required: Speech Communication, Dialogue Systems
Other Desired Areas: Speech Processing, Computational Linguistics
University or Organization: Graz University of Technology
Department: Signal Processing and Speech Communication Laboratory
State or Province: Styria
Country: Austria, Europe
Final Date of Application: Oct 15, 2001
Contact: Gernot Kubin

Address for Applications:
Inffeldgasse 16c/441


Graz University of Technology ( has recently established
a Signal Processing and Speech Communication Laboratory led by Prof.
Gernot Kubin, see Research and teaching
activities focus on:

* Theory and Algorithms for Nonlinear Signal Processing
* Applications of Signal Processing for the Internet
* Speech Communication

The diversity of topics calls for a high degree of interaction across
disciplines and with several industrial research partners. We serve
students from three different study programs, i.e., electrical
engineering, telematics, and audio engineering.

The group has an immediate opening for an Assistant Professor of
Speech Communication ("Universitaetsassistent" according to the new
Austrian university law). A strong background in speech signal
processing and/or spoken language engineering as well as a doctorate
in a relevant discipline are required. Prior experience as a
post-doctoral researcher is a plus, preferentially in speech
recognition/dialogue systems research, while all specializations
within speech communication are welcome.

Successful candidates are expected to further develop their scientific
career through top-level research, to develop and teach lecture
courses and labs in speech signal processing and spoken language
engineering, to supervise student projects, and to initiate and direct
research projects funded from public sources or through industrial
cooperations. Applicants who want to work towards the "habilitation"
degree are highly welcome and will be actively supported. Fluency in
English or German is a must. The gross yearly all-inclusive salary is
EUR 43,600 with a teaching commitment equivalent to 6 ECTS points per
semester. The contract extends over a duration of 6 years. Graz
University of Technology is an equal opportunity employer.

The laboratory is housed in the award-winning architecture of Riegler
& Riewe. Contemporary art and culture are strong in Graz
( which is the second largest city of
Austria located in the south-eastern province of Styria at the
cross-roads of major continental-European cultures. It enjoys a
vibrant student life with three universities and excellent leisure
time opportunities in the larger Alps-Adriatic region. UNESCO has
included the historic centre of Graz in its World Heritage List and
Graz will be the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2003.

Applications with a detailed CV, covering research, teaching, and
project management experience, copies of relevant publications and two
letters of reference are due by October 15, 2001. For further
information, please contact Prof. Gernot Kubin at +43-699-10721996,, or meet him at the Eurospeech'2001 conference in
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