Professor in Electrochemical Batteries (2018-224-01962)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology a position as Professor in Electrochemical Batteries is open for appointment for a period of 5 years from 1. February 2019 or soon hereafter. The Department of Energy Technology is an expanding department covering most fields of Energy Technology ranging from electrical energy (Power Systems, Power Electronics, Electrical Machines) to thermal energy including Energy Systems and Fluid Mechanics and Combustion but also mechatronic systems. The department has about 250 employees – out of them are more than 100 Ph.D. students. The laboratory-facilities are world-class and the research carried out are most often in collaboration with industry. This position is part of a special Aalborg University initiative concerning Distinguished International Professors that AAU provides for the purpose of increasing internationalization and research performance in selected fields. Together with the position, a top-up programme valued at more than one million Euros for employment of PhDs and Post docs during the five-year period is defined.

Job description

The position is offered in relation to the research program "Battery Technology and Components" and the professor will be positioned to the section for Power Electronics.

The Department of Energy Technology at Aalborg University is currently seeking to expand its research team with a Professor in the field of electrochemical batteries, with a special focus on one of the following areas:

•    Research and development of new electrochemical battery chemistries
•    Electrochemical characterization of batteries using destructive and non-destructive testing methods, battery post-mortem analysis, and battery electrochemical and thermal modeling.

The Department has played an important role in battery research at national and international level in the past years. Thus, the future professor is expected to strengthen the already existing Battery Storage Systems group at Department of Energy Technology by conducting ground-breaking and original research in the field of battery in-situ and ex-situ electrochemical characterization and modeling or in the field of development of new and improved electrochemical battery chemistries.

The candidate should demonstrate a high level of experience in publishing in well-established journals. Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to initiate, obtain and lead externally funded research and innovation projects at both national and international level. Consequently, the candidate should be well-experienced in research project development and management and demonstrate the ability to bring together researchers and build a research group. Experience with supervision of researchers and/or PhD students is a requirement.

As a professor, you are expected to play a leading role in development and teaching of BSc, MSc and PhD courses in different topics such as electrochemistry, electrochemical energy conversion and batteries.

Furthermore, all BSc and MSc programmes at Aalborg University are based on the problem-based learning philosophy, which requires that at least half of the ECTS per semester are obtained through group-based student projects. Thus, you are expected to be involved in student project supervision and develop strong ties between teaching and research activities.

You may obtain further information from Head of Department John K. Pedersen, +45 21293464,

Qualification requirements
The successful applicant can demonstrate a documented high level of original scientific production at an international level, including proven further development of the research area in question. An assessment of the candidate’s undertaking of research management and/or other possible management functions will also be taken into account. In addition the applicant is expected to have the qualifications required for undertaking teaching responsibilities. Special contributions to and development of educational and teaching related areas will be considered 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.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

An assessment committee will assess all candidates. 

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact HR-Partner Lone Lund Ørnsholt by mail or phone (+45) 9940 3494.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seen here.

Information regarding working at AAU and coming to Denmark can be seen here


Appointment and salary acc. to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of professional Associations (AC) on Academics in the State. Employment as Professor is in accordance with a classified position on scale 37. In addition, a pensionable increment will be given. 

Vacancy number



Wed Oct 31 00:00:00 CET 2018

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Online application - some good advice

Online application - some good advice

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