Associate Professor in Energy Planning and Energy Systems Analysis

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning one or more positions as Associate Professor in Energy Planning and Energy Systems Analysis is open for appointment from 1 July 2019 or soon hereafter. The position/s will be based in Aalborg or Copenhagen depending also on the preferences from the successful candidate. The Department of Planning conducts research and teaching on development and planning in a broad sense, including social science aspects as well as more technical aspects of development, and with a focus on environmental, international as well as administrative dimensions.

Job description

Research areas will be within Energy Planning with a focus on Energy Systems Analysis, feasibility studies and public regulation of Renewable Smart Energy Systems. Special attention is given to the use of advanced cross-sectoral hourly Energy Systems analysis tools at the national level. The applicants should demonstrate experience within one or more of the following three areas:

  • Large-scale integration of renewable energy and electrofuels for transport
  • Combination of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and energy systems analysis
  • The analysis and design of future electricity and gas markets for the transformation into 100% renewable energy systems

Experience with the use of energy systems analysis tools such as the EnergyPLAN model or similar is an advantage.

Teaching will primarily be in the Danish bachelor of “By-, energi- og miljøplanlægning”, the two international master programmes of “Sustainable Energy Planning and Management” and “Sustainable Cities”, but also in other study programmes at the University. It will be an advantage, but not a prerequisite, that applicantns have expenrience with Problem Based Learning (PBL) which is Aalborg University's teaching philosophy.

You may obtain further professional information from Professor Henrik Lund +45 9940 8309,

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. 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.

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

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Anne Christoffersen by mail or phone (+45) 9940 9680.

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 Jan 14 00:00:00 CET 2019

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Online application - some good advice

Online application - some good advice

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