Associate Professor in Mechatronics and Robotics (42252)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Materials and Production, Section of Sustainable Production at Aalborg University, Copenhagen Campus a position as Associate Professor in Mechatronics and Robotics is open for appointment from 01/09/2018 or soon hereafter. Department of Materials and Production (MP) is a wide-ranging research and educational environment at Aalborg University. The Department’s mission is to meet the future’s demands for new materials and production systems by directing the whole value chain from basic material understanding, materials’ applications in mechanical constructions, industrial production and management. The department has several strong, international and innovative research groups which comprise everything from basic science to strategic and applicable research. The activities encompass research as well as education within materials, mechanics, physics, production technique, and industrial management and innovation. Benefitting the industry and additional collaborators several innovative and unconventional collaborations have been and are developed through interdisciplinary co-operations. Thereby, as an employee at the Department you will become a part of an international research environment, where focus is on innovation, knowledge sharing/building and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Job description

Research areas will be within fields of mechatronics and manufacturing. We are concerned with bringing advanced robot technology and innovative robotic concepts, such as aerial manipulators and compliant manipulators into the factory halls. The candidate should have done research in the fields of modeling and control of robots, robot design and programming, design and control of advanced robotic systems physically interacting with the environment. This includes robotic manipulators, humanoid robots adn drones with physical interaction capablities.  Furthermore, he/she should be familiar with manufacturing and automation concepts such as rapid prototyping, PLC, CNC programming, different types of automation and automation technologies.

Research at the department is aimed at both private and public industry and is conducted locally, nationally and internationally in close collaboration with organisations and external research partners. The successful candidate is expected to contribute actively in development of new research as well as to join on-going research activities.

Teaching will primarily be in the Bachelor Education on Manufacturing and Operations Engineering and the Master Education on Autonomous Systems, but also in other study programmes at the University.

Please contact Professor MSO, Volker Krüger, phone +45 2137 0009, email: for further information.

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 and relevant qualifications in development of research projects in collaboration with industry. 

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 Lisbeth Palmelund by mail
 or phone (+45) 9940 7553 

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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Wed May 30 00:00:00 CEST 2018

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Online application - some good advice

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