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Professor in Intelligent Control of the Power Distribution System

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology a position as Professor in Intelligent Control of the Power Distribution System is open for appointment from 01-01-2020 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 230 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. The position is offered in relation to the research program "Intelligent energy systems and active networks" and the professor will be positioned to the section for Electric Power Systems.

Job description

The position requires research qualifications at Doctor level within the field of intelligent control of the future power distribution systems especially related to the integration of small renewable energy generation units and use of demand side management of flexible loads, and the interaction to the thermal, transport and gas distribution systems. This includes the overall planning of distribution network grid taking market influence and forecast methods into account. Such planning is necessary to meet the demands of tomorrow related to multi energy systems and connection of i.e. large offshore wind farms, PV-systems and house-hold renewable devices, active loads and the management of transmission and distribution power flow originating from market demands and taking capacity limits into account. Major specific research areas for the future intelligent power grid include: analysis, modeling and simulation plus measurement techniques for a solid verification of results, protection issues for MV and LV distribution network grid, interaction between the electrical, transport and thermal or gas distribution systems. Denmark has a leading position regarding a future intelligent grid including integration of dispersed generation and use of demand side management and the professor position has the main purpose of keeping Denmark at the forefront of this development. 

Teaching will primarily be in power systems with main focus on advanced power system analysis at medium and low voltage level, but also in other study programmes at the University. It is further expected that the professor will take part in the administration of studies why experiences with this is also preferred.

You may obtain further professional information from Head of Department, John K. Pedersen, phone: +45 9940 9264, mail: jkp@et.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, dbo@adm.aau.dk, tlf. (+45) 9940 7307.

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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