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The Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University’s Technical Faculty of IT is looking to appoint an Assistant Professor on Tenure Track from June 1, 2021 or soon hereafter. The Department of Computer Science features a broad range of synergistic activities within research and education in the general area of computer science, including curiosity-driven research and targeted research in collaboration with industrial partners, as well as traditional university education, with a unique problem- and projectbased focus, and continued education and knowledge dissemination.

Job description

The research areas will be within Computer Science and teaching will primarily be in Computer Science, but also in other study programmes at the University.

The position is within the research group Human-Centred Computing, read more here:

The group does research on design, development and use of interactive computer systems. The research approach is empirical and experimental.

The types of results include:

1. Theoretical frameworks as contributions to understanding the field.
2. Methodologies and techniques as contributions to guiding practical action.
3. Changes as contributions to understanding and improving practice within the field.
You should conduct research on one or more of the following topics:
• Software engineering and agile processes
• Information systems development, software business, and process improvement
• Digitalisation, innovation and digital transformation

Across these topics, you have a keen interest in applying social theories and models to organisation, management and processes of software development.

You are able to teach courses and supervise student projects in software and systems development, requirements engineering, software innovation, and agile software engineering.

You may obtain further professional information from Professor, Peter Axel Nielsen,
Qualification requirements:

Appointment as an Assistant Professor presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment.

Appointment as an Assistant Professor cannot exceed a period of four years in total in a temporary position (appointment at Assistant Professor level cannot exceed a period of eight years in total in Denmark).

The application must contain the following: 

  • A statement outlining your reasons for applying, and intentions and visions with, the position.
  • Your curriculum vitae, including personal data, educational background, scientific qualifications, dissemination skills, participation in committees and boards, and additional qualifications relevant for the position.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • A complete list of publications.
  • Publications you wish to be considered by the assessment committee. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • A specification of your teaching qualifications relative to the teaching portfolio. If this is not enclosed you must include an explanation for its absence.
  • References/recommendations.

An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

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.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Sanne V. Hejlesen by mail or phone (+45) 9940 3972. 

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


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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