Assistant/Associate Professor in Techno-Anthropology (201802/42259)

The Department of Planning at Aalborg University’s Aalborg Campus is looking for candidates for a position as Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in Techno-Anthropology. The position is open for appointment from August 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 42259 and the Assistant Professor position has the number 201802.

Job description

The Assistant/Associate professor will be integrated in the research group for ‘Techno-Anthropology and Participation’ at the Department of Planning ( This research group conduct socio-technical research. Teaching will primarily be in the Techno-Anthropology study program, but also in other study programmes at the University.

The preferred candidate has

  • a PhD in engineering or technical sciences
  • documented research at a high international level preferably within the areas of technology assessments, socio-technical design and/or technology innovation. We especially welcome applications with research experience in design, evaluation and/or implementation of emerging technologies within the areas of welfare technology, health technology, robotics and/or IoT.
  • experience in teaching and supervision of students in a variety of subjects related to Techno-Anthropology or equivalent on bachelors, masters and (for applicants qualified as associate professors) PhD level.
  • experience and results related to external funding and cooperation with partners inside and outside Academia as well as an international research network and (for applicants qualified as associate professors) experience in research project management.
  • Proficiency in the English language is a requirement. Applicants at the associate level must have the ability to read/speak a Scandinavian language or the willingness to learn Danish.

Research and teaching in Techno-Anthropology is highly interdisciplinary. Thus, the preferred candidate must be capable of and interested in facilitating cross-disciplinary research and prepared to engage in cross-faculty teaching. You may obtain further professional information from Professor, Lars Bo Henriksen, 30539058 or  

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.

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

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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Wed Mar 07 00:00:00 CET 2018

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Online application - some good advice

Online application - some good advice

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