Assistant Professor in Machine Learning for Robotics

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Materials and Production (Copenhagen Campus) at Aalborg University a position as an Assistant Professor in Machine Learning for Robotics is open for appointment from November 1, 2018 or soon hereafter. The position is availible for a period of three years.

Job description

Research and teaching will be within the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Applicants should prove to be capable of developing new knowledge in machine learning targeting robotics applications. More specifically, applicants are expected to have experience in probabilistic learning techniques focusing ideally on online machine learning. Application domains can be in robot control, interactive learning systems, robot vision applications. Applicants with both technical profile and industrial application experience (or track record of industrial collaborations) will be looked upon positively.

Research will be conducted in the Robotics, Vision and Machine Intelligence (RVMI) research group in Copenhagen, in close collaboration with external industry and research partners locally, nationally and internationally. Furthermore, the successful candidate will be supporting the needs of other research groups of the Department in machine learning expertise. Finally, the successful candidate is expected to contribute actively to ongoing research and the development of new research projects.

The teaching activities include teaching courses within the machine learning field and supervising student projects in the M.Sc.Eng. in Autonomous Systems, B.Sc.Eng. programme in Manufacturing and Operations Engineering, as well as in other programmes as needed. Furthermore, teaching also includes supervising students in semester projects with industry collaborations.

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Lazaros Nalpantidis, +45 9940 3036 or by 
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.

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Lisbeth Palmelund by mail or phone (+45) 9940 7553. 
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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Sun Sep 30 00:00:00 CEST 2018

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Online application - some good advice

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