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Professor in Glass Chemistry

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a permanent position as Professor in Glass Chemistry is open for appointment from 1 November 2020 or soon hereafter. The Department consists of five sections of which three are situated in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Technology, one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering and one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology. This position is located within the Section of Chemistry with working place in Aalborg. For more info, see: www.bio.aau.dk

Job description

With this professorship the department wants to strengthen its position and activities within the area of glass chemistry, including its relation with the neighboring fields of glass physics and glass mechanics. You must therefore document extensive research experience within the field of glass science with a special focus on the composition-structure-property relationships of oxide glasses, ideally including a combination of both experimental and computational research.

We expect that you build an internationally recognized and interdisciplinary research group that utilizes tools from computational chemistry, computer science or applied mathematics to improve the mechanical and chemical performance of glasses. Moreover, we expect you to produce a significant record of publications, and to encourage research achievement and nurture a research culture within the research group. As a professor, you are anticipated to be able to secure external research funding and participate actively in research networks. 

We expect you to plan, organize and conduct teaching at all levels. Your previous experience with teaching in Physical Chemistry at university level should be documented. Teaching will primarily be within Physical Chemistry, Material Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry, but may also include other study programs at the University. Supervision of students and staff at all levels must be expected, including PhD, post docs and assistant professors. Furthermore, you are expected to contribute to the department management, leadership and development of educational programs through engagement with and participation in Department and Faculty structures.

Your application should include a description of plans, including visions for research, education and external collaboration. The application must include an explanation of your previous research with reference to the attached list of publications and information about research management.

You may obtain further professional information from Head of Department Michael Toft Overgaard, e-mail: mto@bio.aau.dk

Qualification requirements:

Applicants for the position as professor should have research qualifications corresponding to the level achieved from a successful employment period as associate professor, professor MSO, or achieved otherwise. The applicant must document an extensive record of scientific production at an international level (peer-reviewed articles, invited talks) within the research areas outlined above and should be widely recognized in the field (as documented by awards, editorial responsibilities etc.). The applicant should also document a strong record of attracting external funding as principal investigator (PI), as well as experience in supervising Ph.D. students and postdocs. 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 Sanne Vestergaard Hejlesen by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 3972.

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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