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Professor in Geoinformatics

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of og Planning, Copenhagen, one or more positions as Professor in Geoinformatics is open for appointment from 1 February 2020 or soon hereafter.  The field of the Department for Planning includes development and planning in a broad sense, and thereby it ranges from the social science aspects of development like environmental management, physical planning, sector planning, land management, to technical subjects such as surveying and geoinformatics.

Job description

The position requires research qualifications at Senior Doctoral level within a broad range of fields related to Geoinformatics like spatial data infrastructure, geospatial analysis, geovisualisation, geospatial big data, and artificial intelligence applied in a geospatial context. In addition, it is expected the applicant has experience in applying geoinformatics methods in solving current societal challenges like climate change, migration, loss of biodiversity, and urbanisation, which are important research topics at the Department of Planning.

It is expected that the candidate has experiences with external funding from competitive sources. 

Teaching will primarily be in geoinformatics as part of our master programme in Land Management, Surveying and Mapping, but also in other study programmes at the University may be relevant. Teaching as well as research is carried out in an international environment regarding students, staff, and research projects.

You may obtain further professional information from Head of Section, professor, Henning Sten Hansen, +45 28156464, hsh@plan.aau.dk.  

Further information about the department: please see here: www.plan.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 considered. Finally, the applicant is required to have qualifications 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 Lisbeth Palmelund by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 7553.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures 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. 

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