Lecturer Voice Technology (0.8 FTE)


Campus Fryslân


Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Job description

We seek a Lecturer in Voice Technology to teach graduate courses and co-supervise master’s thesis in the MSc Voice Technology program. (https://www.rug.nl/masters/voice-technology/?lang=en)

In response to the exponential growth of the MSc Voice Technology, we are looking for someone who can teach multiple courses in this programme and become a member of a dedicated team. They will work alongside senior staff and PhD researchers to deliver expertise in voice technology to a diverse group of interdisciplinary students. We are looking for someone who enjoys teaching and can inspire students from different backgrounds to learn through engaging approaches like flipped classrooms, hands-on activities, and similar.

Since its founding in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. We encourage the 37,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Among the best research universities in Europe, we join forces with prestigious partner universities and networks around the world, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

Campus Fryslân is the newest faculty of the University of Groningen, located in Leeuwarden at walking distance from the train station. The faculty is dedicated to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary education and research and is strongly connected to regional and (inter)national stakeholders. Our philosophy is: finding local solutions for real-world global challenges. The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations give direction to our activities.

Campus Fryslân offers both bachelor and master degrees in Leeuwarden: the bachelor Global Responsibility & Leadership of the University College Fryslân, the bachelor Data Science and Society and the masters Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Voice Technology, Tourism, Geography and Planning and Global Adaptation Governance. Our ambition is to expand the amount of degree programmes in the coming years. At the moment Campus Fryslân employs around 70 staff members and 35 PhD’s.

Job description
The exact classes taught will be determined in discussion with the programme director. Ultimately, this will depend on the candidate’s expertise and the terms of the contract. Possible classes are:

- Introduction to voice technology
- Python for voice technology
- Machine learning for voice technology
- Speech recognition I
- Speech recognition II
- Speech synthesis II

To be clear, this is only a list of possible courses which the candidate may teach. Additional information can be found here, link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lP_uZrSqH87eeg3AwCsxB9Yjp-qor3ftD-3kIvSoPrg/edit

Aside from teaching and supervision, the candidate should join periodic staff meetings.


The ideal candidate has:

- a PhD in a topic relevant to speech technology with a strong technical competency including ability to code in Python
- teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level
- scientific interests relevant to speech technology, broadly speaking.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 12 months.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

- a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of € 2,960 to a maximum of € 4,670 (salary scale 10) gross per month for a full-time position excluding 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus, participation in a pension scheme for employees and excellent secondary benefits
- 232 holiday hours per calendar year for a full-time employment
- an appointment of 0.8 FTE on a temporary basis for one year, possibility for extension contingent upon performance and student numbers.

The appointee will ideally commence 1 August 2023 so that there is time to engage with the team, review the syllabi, and prepare to hit the ground running in September.

Job Application

You may apply for this position until 18 June 11:59pm / before 19 June 2023 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https://www.rug.nl/[…]/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/nl/sollicitatiecode and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

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Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Matt Coler, Programme Director of the MSc Voice Technology

In your application, please always include the job opening ID V23.0395

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