Vacant positions

Assistant professor in nanoscale materials science (2022-224-04606)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Materials and Production a position as Assistant Professor in materials science is open for appointment from July 1. 2022 or soon hereafter. The position is available for a period of 3 years.  Department of Materials and Production (MP) is a wide-ranging research and educational environment at Aalborg University. The Department's mission is to meet the future's demands for new materials and production systems by directing the whole value chain from basic material understanding, materials' applications in mechanical constructions, industrial production and management. The department has several strong, international and innovative research groups which comprise everything from basic science to strategic and applicable research. The activities encompass research as well as education within materials, mechanics, physics, production technique, and industrial management and innovation. Benefitting the industry and additional collaborators several innovative and unconventional collaborations have been and are developed through interdisciplinary co-operations. Thereby, as an employee at the Department you will become a part of an international research environment, where focus is on innovation, knowledge sharing/building and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Job description

Research will be within the field of materials science with focus on synthesis and characterization of nanoscale materials. The Assistant Professor will be associated with the department’s Physics group. Research activities in the Physics group cover many aspects of solid state physics, materials and optics. Both fundamental and applied research is carried out with a strong focus on optical physics and laser spectroscopy, surface physics, energy materials – in particular solar energy- and materials for electronic components. Particular attention is given to nanoscale materials since nanostructures often have unexpected properties in comparison with their bulk counterpart induced by their geometry and reduced dimensions. Further information about the research and publication profile of the group can be found via: https://vbn.aau.dk/da/organisations/physics.
The Assistant Professor is expected to expand these activities within the field of nanoscale materials science.

The assistant professor must document an excellent research track record in nanoscale materials science with publications in high-profile journals. Experience with energy materials or advanced optical sensing will be an advantage. 

Teaching will primarily be in bachelor and master programmes in Physics and Nanotechnology, but also in other study programmes at the university.

You may obtain further professional information from professor Kjeld Pedersen, phone: +45 9940 9220, e-mail: kp@mp.aau.dk.

 
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.


Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or not.

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 Mathilde Vestergaard HR-Servicecenter EST by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk.

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.

Vacancy number

2022-224-04606

Deadline

07/06/2022

Apply online
Positions from category

Online application - some good advice

Online application - some good advice

Aalborg University uses an electronic recruitment system for receiving applications. Towards the bottom in the respective job advertisement you will find a link, which you need to use when applying for the position. Before uploading your application it is important that you have all relevant documentation ready in a Word or PDF format, as you need to upload all material at the same time. You cannot leave the application and return to it a couple of hours later without having to start over.

The system does not support ZIP or images files. Filenames can only contain numbers and letters, and each document must take up no more than 20 MB.

If you experience technical problems, we encourage you to try again. If the technical problems, contrary to expectation, cannot be solved, please contact the member of staff listed as the contact person in the job advertisement.