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Professor in Welfare Technologies - Telehealth & Telerehabilitation

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Science and Technology a position as Professor in in Welfare Technologies - Telehealth & Telerehabilitation is open for August 1, 2019 or soon hereafter.

Job description

The Laboratory for Welfare Technologies (LWT) at Aalborg University is currently seeking a professor for an open position. The Laboratory for Welfare Technologies, which carries out projects in telehealth and telerehabilitation, is part of the Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI) at the Department of Health Science and Technology at Aalborg University. Research at the laboratory focuses on developing, testing, implementing and evaluating the effects of new welfare technologies and on studying various types of care, treatment and rehabilitation within telehealth and telerehabilitation in the social and health services.

The telehealth and telerehabilitation research carried out by LWT is problem-oriented, multi-disciplinary and brings together researchers from several disciplines: engineering within health technologies, medicine, psychology, nursing, organizational sociology, computer science, health economics and physiotherapy. The collaborating specialists come from Aalborg University and from other universities in Denmark and abroad.

User-driven innovation is the point of departure for our research in telehealth and telerehabilitation. Hence, we are in constant dialogue with citizens, patients, their families, health professionals, social service workers, companies and researchers in order to develop new technologies as well as testing, assessing, adapting and implementing these technologies.

The Laboratory for Welfare Technically is currently staffed by one professor, two post-doctoral researchers, four PhD students, nine student assistants, one laboratory engineer and two project nurses. The Laboratory is currently an active partner in several international research networks, including the Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network (TTRN), the Nordic Research Network in Telerehabilitation (Nordic Telerehab) and the Japanese-Danish TeleTech Network (JD TeleTech).
The new professor will be hired as director of the Laboratory for Welfare Technologies – Telehealth & Telerehabilitation and is expected to bring cutting-edge research expertise to the laboratory at the highest international standards.


  • A master’s degree in political science and a doctorate (PhD) in telehealth.
  • Broad clinical and managerial background from the healthcare sector.
  • Documented original scientific production at international level (peer-reviewed publications only), which has contributed to the development of welfare-, telehealth- and telerehabilitation technologies and programs in clinical practice; the research should reflect originality, professional depth, methodological rigor and scientific thoroughness.
  • Theoretical and methodological qualifications to enter collaborative research relations, both interdisciplinary, as well as nationally and internationally.
  • Clear and ambitious visions for research in welfare-, telehealth- and telerehabilitation technologies that will contribute to the future patients and healthcare systems.
  • Solid management experience, including experience with research management, and skills and interest in managing a unit, as well as large and interdisciplinary groups.
  • Solid experience as principal investigator (PI) in telehealth and telerehabilitation research projects.
  • Significant experience with fundraising and documented ability to obtain external funding for research from major national and international donors.
  • Experience in project management and budget responsibility.
  • Experience in facilitating user-driven innovation processes (participatory design) with multi-stakeholders in the development of telehealth and telerehabilitation technologies and programs.
  • Expertise in developing, clinical testing and evaluating of new welfare-, telehealth- and telerehabilitation technologies and applications across sectors.
  • Significant experience with and functions in national and international research collaboration, and on this basis has a regional, national and international network within research in development, test and evaluation of welfare -, telehealth- and telerehabilitation technologies and programs.
  • Significant and broad experience with and knowledge of research advising in relation to clinical telehealth and telerehabilitation research projects, including having been main supervisor for PhD students.
  • Solid experience with assessment of national and international research through multi-year work as peer reviewer, assessment of applications, function as PhD examination opponent, chair of assessment committee and member of editorial/scientific boards.
  • Solid experience with problem-based teaching and guidance of students within Master programs in Medicine, Industrial Medicine, Clinical Science and Technology and Engineering in Health Science and Technology.
  • Experience of designing and teaching at PhD courses with international partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to transform research and innovative ideas into patents and industrial products.
  • Strong communication skills, written/oral to communicate research results to the public, healthcare professionals, decision-makers and to the scientific community.

You may obtain further professional information from Head of Department, Kim Dremstrup, e-mail: kdn@hst.aau.dk  

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 Dini Boer by mail dbo@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 7307.

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


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. 

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Wed May 01 00:00:00 CEST 2019

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