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Postdoc on the development of a digital learning platform for building acoustics

Postdoc on the development of a digital learning platform for building acoustics

Are you motivated in improving educational experiences in building acoustics? Are you interested in developing a digital learning platform? This project aims at creating a digital educational platform to improve the efficiency of learning.
Aanstellingsfunctie(s)
(Postdoctoraal) onderzoeker
Faculteit(en)
Built Environment
FTE
1,0
Sluitdatum
31/10/2021
Aanvraagnummer
V38.5245

Functieomschrijving

Are you motivated in improving educational experiences in building acoustics? Are you interested in developing a digital learning platform? Then join us as Postdoc.

The building acoustics group has an open Postdoc position on the “development of a digital learning platform for building acoustics”, which is funded by the TU/e BOOST! program (https://boost.tue.nl/projects/a-digital-learning-platform-for-building-acoustics/). The objective of this 18-month project is to provide a digital educational platform that helps to improve the efficiency of the students learning in building acoustics. The digital platform will be in the form of a website with open learning resources. The resources on the platform will be geared to the curriculum of acoustic courses we teach at the TU/e. On the website, students will be able to choose their enrolled courses and be directed to related learning materials. Through this digital learning platform, we aim to

- Facilitate the understanding of students and makes the learning experience more interesting;
- Increase the average knowledge level and competitiveness of our students;
- Enable learners to access learning materials whenever and wherever, and
- Reduce the workload of teachers in the long term.

The tasks of this position include
- Design structure of the online platform
- Design and create contents*
- Work in collaboration with the teachers, PhD students, and web designer(s)**

* Digital contents will be, for example, digital clips and pencasts explaining concepts in acoustics, visualizations and auralizations of concepts in acoustics, interactive simulators, digital quiz and exercise elements, acoustic measurement and simulation tutorials, open resources for programming scripts, measurement data, etc.
** Web designer(s) will be hired externally during the project.

The building acoustics research group (https://building-acoustics.net) belongs to the department of the Built Environment at the TU/e. The group provides a lively working environment and currently consists of 14 researchers all working on a research topic related to acoustics in the built environment. The group strives to contribute to the reduction of adverse health effects caused by human-induced noise and to promote positively perceived sound environments. The research in the group revolves around developing computational and experimental methods for acoustics in the built environment, with research areas on acoustics materials, environmental acoustics, and acoustic virtual reality.

Functie-eisen

  • PhD degree in acoustics
  • Background in building and/or room acoustics is preferred.
  • A strong interest in acoustic education
  • Professional working proficiency in English, Note that there is no Dutch language requirement.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • [optional] Experience in the creation of website or web resources.
  • [optional] Experience in the creation of interactive modules.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the possibility to present your work at international conferences.
  • Full-time temporary appointment for 1.5 years (18 months).
  • You will have free access to high-quality training programs on general skills, didactics and topics related to research and valorization.
  • A gross monthly salary, depending on knowledge and experience (based on scale 10) and benefits in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities are offered.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes).
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Informatie en sollicitatie

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more about the content of this position?
Please contact dr. Jieun Yang, j.yang3[at]tue.nl.

For information about terms of employment, click here or contact HRServices.be[at]tue.nl  or +31 40 247 3901.

Please visit www.tue.nl/jobs to find out more about working at TU/e!

Application:

If you are interested, we invite you to apply as soon as possible by using the ‘Apply now’ button.
NOTE: We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way.

The application should include
- A cover letter (1 page) explaining your motivation and qualifications for the position,
- A curriculum vitae including two reference contacts,
- Copies of diplomas and transcripts of your degrees.

Please note that applications with incomplete or missing documents will not be taken into consideration.
Please keep in mind you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each. If necessary please combine files.

- Application deadline: October 31, 2021

- Starting date will be discussed with the successful candidate.