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Associate Professor in Media Technology

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology a position as Associate Professor in Media Technology is open for appointment from April 1st, 2020 or soon hereafter. The Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology has as its goal the development of an innovative cluster of engineering-based environments for education and research which integrate creativity, engineering and technology within the disciplines of architecture, urban design, industrial design, digital design and interactive media. The department is a leading research and educational environment in Denmark that addresses the challenge of the interplay between creativity and technology, and develops new areas in research and education directed towards the end-user.

Job description

The candidate for this position will contribute to the research and teaching of the Human Machine Interaction group (https://hmi.create.aau.dk) at the Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology, and is expected to have a proven track record in one or more of the following research areas:

  • VR in Robotics and/or healthcare
  • Collaborative human robot interaction
  • Participatory and co-creation approaches to HMI

The successful candidate is expected to have experience working with and designing for special needs groups like citizens with traumatic or congenital brain damage, dementia, dyslexia, indigenous groups, or kindergarten and school children.

The successful candidate is expected to engage in applications for external funding, e.g. from the Innovationfund Denmark, European research and educational agencies, the industry sector and other available sources.

The position will be situated at City Campus Aalborg and contain teaching mainly in the Medialogy study program. Because many Medialogy projects are done in collaboration with external partners, a proven record of collaborations with the public and private sector is of advantage.

You may obtain further professional information from Professor Matthias Rehm, mail: matthias@create.aau.dk, tel. +45 9940 3647.

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 Sanne Vestergaard Hejlesen by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 3972.


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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