Professor in Cognitive Hearing Science
Linköping University

Knowledgeable and committed employees with good conditions are one of the most important success factors for Linköping University. Teachers and researchers are our core competence, but a successful university needs experienced and motivated staff in many areas. All roles are important. We have a large recruitment need, among other things thanks to research activity in expansion. You are needed here. Welcome to apply for a job with us!

At the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Learning (IBL), reputable education and research is conducted in psychology, psychotherapy, disability science, pedagogy, educational work, didactics, adult pedagogy, education and sociology. Our students are well prepared for the future challenges of professional life, and our research contributes strongly to new knowledge about human behavior and learning.


hereby advertises a position as professor in Cognitive Hearing Science formally based at the Deparment of Behavioural Sciences and Learning

Appointment programme
The position of Professor in Cognitive Hearing Science will be held within the Disability Research division (DRD). Work within the division encompasses research and doctoral studies, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Disability Research. The division is also engaged in other programmes including those in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Special Needs Education, and an Audiology programme with a special focus on Cognitive Hearing Science that is currently being developed. Research within the division consists primarily of projects with a focus on Cognitive Hearing Science, a field that researchers in the division have had a major role in establishing internationally. Cognitive Hearing Science is an interdisciplinary field, where disciplines including psychology, linguistics, audiology, engineering, neuroscience and speech pathology are integrated to further scientific inquiry. Research concerns visual, auditory and tactile communication, in both signed and spoken language. Cognitive Hearing Science has been applied to many different participant groups with hearing impairment and is now also being applied to people with deaf-blindness and those with neuropsychiatric or developmental disorders. Other research in the division focuses on children and young people with mathematics deficits, and on planning and reading abilities in young people, with a special focus on those with intellectual disabilities.

DRD/IBL in Linköping is the administrative base of the Swedish Institute for Disability Research (SIDR). SIDR is a collaboration between Linköping University, Örebro University and Jönköping University. SIDR also incorporates the Linnaeus Centre HEAD (HEAD stands for Hearing and Deafness), a Swedish Research Council-funded Centre for Excellence. The current holder of the advertised position is both the director of SIDR and the director of HEAD. Depending on the new holder's profile, the management may be divided in another way.The position will primarily consist of further developing the division’s research and collaborations. Examples of such activities include applying for external funding, building research collaborations, contributing to doctoral education, and community outreach and collaboration. The position will also include contributing to undergraduate education and helping to develop the new Audiology programme. Applicants are required to demonstrate documented scientific skills regarding studies in Cognitive Hearing Science. It is also important that the applicant has a breadth of research experience that can enrich the research environment in other areas. Therefore, evidence of performing scientific studies of cognitive abilities or communicative skill in individuals with disabilities is of particular relevance. Additional, documented expertise in conducting experimental studies or multivariate correlation analysis is desirable. Applicants are required to demonstrate documented skills in teaching within Disability Research or related areas such as Psychology or Cognitive Science. Applicants must also demonstrate documented ability to supervise doctoral students in subjects of relevance to Cognitive Hearing Science and the planned Audiology programme, and to demonstrate the ability to continually develop SIDR’s research education. Applicants are required to demonstrate documented skills in university administration. A further requirement is to demonstrate documented leadership skills. Formal leadership training is desirable. The position will involve frequent contact with the university leaders, boards, different committees and broader society, so the applicant will need to demonstrate their ability to collaborate.

Applicants are required to demonstrate the ability to teach in English, and to fluently use English in both spoken and written communication.

Qualifications and grounds for assessment
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Starting date
By agreement.

The University applies individual salary scales based on the experience of the employee and the labour market.

Union representatives
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Appointment procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received no later than September 30, 2019. Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Please attach your selected research publications electronically, in pdf or word format, in the application template. Research publications, e.g. monographs, which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by ordinary mail no later than the application deadline. Please send them in three sets to the University Registrar at Linköping University, University Registrar, S-581 83 Linköping, Sweden.

In the event of a discrepancy between the English translation of the job announcement and the Swedish original, the Swedish version shall take precedent.

Equal Opportunities
A majority of our professors within the Department of Behavioural Science and Learning are men/women, which is why precedence will be given to men/women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

Required Research Experiences

    Psychological sciences › Cognitive science
    More than 10

Offer Requirements

    Psychological sciences: PhD or equivalent
    ENGLISH: Excellent

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