Associate Professor in Low Power Energy Harvesting and I-solutions Aalborg University, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology



At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology a position as Associate Professor in Low Power Energy Harvesting and I-solutions is open for appointment from 1 September 2017, or soon hereafter. The position is offered for a 4 year period (01/09/2017-31/08/2021) in relation to a new research program "Low Power Energy Harvesting and I-solutions" and the associate professor is expected to have a central role in the development of this new program. The associate professor will be a member of the Section for Thermofluids. The Department of Energy Technology is an expanding department covering most fields of Energy Technology ranging from electrical energy (Power Systems, Power Electronics and Electrical Machines) to thermal energy including Energy Systems, Fluid Mechanics and Combustion but also mechatronic systems. The department has about 250 employees – out of them are more than 100 Ph.D. students. The laboratory-facilities are world-class and the research carried out is most often in collaboration with industry.




Research areas will be within design, development and optimization of thermoelectric devices with focus on thermal transport properties and heat exchangers design. It is expected that the candidate has a solid background in analysis, modelling and design of thermoelectric devices, including experimental work Research management and PhD supervision experience will be beneficial, though not a requirement, as will experience with applying for external funding. Thus, this should be documented in the application. Experience with funding applications is beneficial.

Teaching will primarily be in the field of heat and mass transfer, thermal energy systems and thermoelectricity, but also in other study programs at the University. Furthermore, the applicant is expected to have passed an assistant professor (pedagogical) course and should be able to teach in Danish and English, with the latter at a level C1 of the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR), or similar.

You may obtain further professional information from Head of Section for Thermofluids, Associate Professor Henrik Sørensen, Phone: (+45) 9940 3306, E-mail:

Qualification requirements: 

The level of qualification for Associate Professors shall correspond to the level, which can be achieved on the basis of the appointment as Assistant Professor, but may be achievable in other ways. The appointment presupposes that the applicant can demonstrate original scientific production at an international level as well as documented teaching qualifications. 

Appointment to the position requires that both research and teaching qualifications are at the requested level. The two qualifications will be given equal and principal priority in the overall assessment. 

The application must contain the following: 

• A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
• A current curriculum vitae.
• Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
• Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 10 publications.
• Teaching qualifications described in the teaching portfolio.  If this is not enclosed the applicant must include an explanation for its absence.
• Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
• Additional qualifications in relation to the position.
• References/recommendations.
• Personal data.


The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

An assessment committee will assess all candidates.


For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Hanne Skovrider by mail or phone (+45) 9940 9631

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seen here.




Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.






Wed May 31 00:00:00 CEST 2017

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