Assistant/Associate Professor in Application of materials in product design (201728/42238)

The Department of Planning at Aalborg University’s Copenhagen Campus is looking for candidates for two positions as Associate/Assistant Professor in Application of materials in product design. The position is open for appointment from January 1st 2018 or soon hereafter. The position as Associate Professor is permanent. The assistant professor position is open for appointment for a period of 3 years. In your application, please clearly specify whether you apply for the Associate Professor OR/AND the Assistant Professor position. The Associate Professor position has the number 42238 and the Assistant Professor position has the number 201728. The department is in the process of complementing the existing research group working with socio-technical and sustainability approaches to engineering design with two positions that will span between conceptualization, application of materials and product design and relate this to prototyping and manufacturing technology and current developments in sustainable design.

Job description

Applicants must in their research profile show knowledge of and experiences that include:

- choice and use of materials in engineering design of products

- analysis of material's life cycle and the sustainability aspects of their use in design processes

- experiments with the use of materials and contributions to developing such for the use in sustainable design

- material ideation in design projects

The position require applicants that:

- have a general knowledge on engineering and design issues including experience with engineering design and methods applied to design activities

- have an insight into the assessment of sustainability aspects of materials and product

- can demonstrate experience with research and teaching relevant to the competences required

- ability to work in interdisciplinary teams including socio-technical approaches to design

Expertise in rapid prototyping and the facilitations of design for interactions with end-users and stakeholders around prototypes is an asset. Applicants should preferably hold experience in writing research applications and proven ability to attract external funding is desirable. Teaching will primarily be in the area of sustainable product and systems design, prototyping and product development as well as mechanics and materials selection primarily in the bachelors and masters programs.

You may obtain further professional information from assoc. professor Erik Hagelskjær Lauridsen, +45 6086 6610,  

Qualification requirements as Assistant Professor:

Appointment as an Assistant Professor presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as an Assistant Professor cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University in a temporary position (appointment at Assistant Professor level cannot exceed a period of eight years in total in Denmark).

Qualification requirements as Associate Professor:

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 statement outlining your reasons for applying, and intentions and visions with, the position.
  • Your curriculum vitae, including personal data, educational background, scientific qualifications, dissemination skills, participation in committees and boards, and additional qualifications relevant for the position.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • A complete list of publications.
  • Publications you wish to be considered by the assessment committee. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • A specification of your teaching qualifications relative to the teaching portfolio. If this is not enclosed you must include an explanation for its absence.
  • References/recommendations.

An assessment committee will assess all candidates. 

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

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Nickie Hermansen by mail or phone (+45) 9940 7902 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.

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Sun Oct 15 00:00:00 CEST 2017

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Online application - some good advice

Online application - some good advice

Aalborg University uses an electronic recruitment system for receiving applications. Towards the bottom in the respective job advertisement you will find a link, which you need to use when applying for the position. Before uploading your application it is important that you have all relevant documentation ready in a Word or PDF format, as you need to upload all material at the same time. You cannot leave the application and return to it a couple of hours later without having to start over.

The system does not support ZIP or images files. Filenames can only contain numbers and letters, and each document must take up no more than 20 MB.

If you experience technical problems, we encourage you to try again. If the technical problems, contrary to expectation, cannot be solved, please contact the member of staff listed as the contact person in the job advertisement.