Assistent Professor in Marine Engineering

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Civil Engineering a position as Assistant Professor in Marine Engineering is open for appointment from Sept. 1st, 2018 or soon thereafter. The position is available for a period of 3 years. The Department of Civil engineering focuses on the technical and scientific disciplines within civil engineering. Research areas span from Indoor Environment, Wind Turbines, Structural Design, Structural Materials, Geotechnical Engineering to Wave Energy along with many other areas. The research is conducted in an international research environment. The Department takes on contract research for both public institutions and private companies. The research projects involve both theoretical research and in situ measurements along with laboratory experiments. As an employee at the Department of Civil Engineering you become a part of an international research environment, where focus is on innovation, knowledge sharing and interdisciplinary collaborations

Job description

With regard to field of research, the position will primarily be within the marine engineering research areas at Aalborg University. The research will focus primarily on experimental and numerical modelling of (arrays of) offshore renewable energy structures with special attention to wave energy converters. However, also research within associated areas of civil engineering such as offshore oil and gas structures might also be ddressing power performance estimations and optimization (both through PTO control and geometrical design), as well as fatigue loadings, and extreme conditions where structural design loads, mooring design and seakeeping capabilities are in focus.

Various topics within offshore renewable energy, civil engineering and offshore oil & gas is included in the research area, and a broad knowledge of, and experience with several of these, is required. Furthermore, the applicant is expected to work on both national and international research projects, and thus good collaboration and communication skills should be demonstrated and will be highly valued. It is also expected that the applicant will participate in raising funds through research applications with the research areas, and thus a demonstration of past experiences in this field will also be highly valued. The employment is time-limited to a 3-year period.

The teaching will mainly be within the programme M.Sc. in Structural and Civil Engineering, with focus on the topic offshore renewable energy, but also in the other study programmes at the university.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Jens Peter Kofoed, phone: +45 9940 8474, email:

Qualification requirements:

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 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 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 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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Mon May 28 00:00:00 CEST 2018

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Online application - some good advice

Online application - some good advice

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