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Associate Professor in Thermochemical Biofuel Technology

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology a position as Associate Professor in Thermochemical Biofuel Technology is open for appointment from 01 June 2021 or soon hereafter. Workplace is Aalborg. Aalborg University contributes to the knowledge building of the global society as well as the development of prosperity, welfare and culture of Danish society. This is accomplished through research, research-based education, public sector services and knowledge collaboration. AAU educates students for the future and activities are based on a dynamic and transformative collaboration with the surrounding community. Read more about AAU at: http://www.aau.dk The Department of Energy Technology is a dynamic engineering research department in continuous growth and inspiring surroundings. The department has a very international environment and covers all areas of clean and sustainable energy systems of the future within electrical, thermal and mechatronic energy technology. The department has campuses in both Aalborg and Esbjerg. The mission is to be world leading in both research and research-based education of the energy engineers of the future. The department has approx. 300 employees of many nationalities, of which 24 are administrative staff. In addition, the department constantly has approx. 50-70 guest researchers from around the world. Research and teaching are in the absolute world elite in the field of energy, and we have extensive and leading workshop and laboratory facilities, where research and innovation are carried out in direct collaboration with industry to a great extent. Read more about the Department of Energy Technology at: http://www.et.aau.dk

Job description

As Associate Professor in Thermochemical Biofuel Technology you will be a part of the Advanced Biofuels Research Program and belong to the Section for Thermofluids.

Primary research areas of the position will be within:
1) Experimental research on direct thermochemical liquefaction of biomass, including feedstock preparation, primary conversion and upgrading as well as experimental design, analytics and data processing associated with these activities
2) Process analysis, modelling and optimization using commercial simulation packages such as Aspen plus as well as in‐house developed models 

The ideal candidate has documented experience and competences with both experimental and modeling work within the field of direct thermochemical liquefaction. A background in chemical engineering or similar will be preferred. Knowledge of associated areas such as energy technology and processes, advanced biofuels and their use, catalysis in homo‐ and heterogeneous systems will be positively evaluated.

Communication and interpersonal skills will be a prerequisite, as publication of research results as well as working as part of a team and supervising students are major aspects of the position. 

Teaching will primarily be in the Energy Study Program and PhD courses offered in Aalborg, but teaching may also occur in other programs at AAU as well as at the Esbjerg Campus. Thus, knowledge and experience with the Problem‐based learning (PBL) method, which is Aalborg University’s teaching philosophy, is a requirement. 

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor, Henrik Sørensen, phone: +45 9940 3306, mail: hs@et.aau.dk

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 HR-Partner Lise Søndergaard Jacobsen by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9567.

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

Agreement

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. The first 3 months of your employment is a trial period.

Vacancy number

2021-224-03339

Deadline

08/03/2021

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