Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in Conceptualisation and prototyping in product design (201814/42269)

The Department of Planning at Aalborg University’s Copenhagen Campus has an open position as Associate or Assistant Professor in Conceptualisation and Prototyping in Engineering Design. The position is open for appointment from 1 November 2018 or soon hereafter. The position as Associate Professor is permanent, whereas the position as Assistant Professor is limited to three 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 42269 and the Assistant Professor position has the number 201814.

Job description

The Department of Planning is currently strengthening teaching and research in engineering design, prototyping and manufacturing technology. The applicant will become part of a research group that complements engineering design and conceptualisation in product design with socio-material and sustainability approaches. Our research strategy is to explore how design approaches and methods can contribute to sustainable change.

The position is related to teaching design relevant courses of mechanical engineering such as basic fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and mechanics to design engineering students in our B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Sustainable Design (taught in respectively Danish and English).

Applicants to the position should in their research profile show knowledge of and experiences that include:

- A strong research and publication record on engineering design, such as prototyping and mechanical elements of product design.

- International academic network activities in the area of product design methodologies including elements such as mechanical design, prototyping, product platforms and architectures, preferably in relation to eco-design approaches 

The position asks for applicants that have skills on or experience with:

- Engineering design and methods applied to design activities.

- Current developments ind sustainable design engineering.

- Work in interdisciplinary teams including socio-material approaches to design and sustainability.

Applicants should preferably have experience in writing research applications and proven ability to attract external funding is desirable.

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

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.

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).

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.

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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Thu May 31 00:00:00 CEST 2018

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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.