Professor in Media Technology and Deputy Head of the Department

The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology seeks to appoint a new Professor to lead the section of Media Technology in Copenhagen. The section consists of approximately 60 staff members. The position is open for appointment from March 1st, 2019 or soon hereafter. The Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology has as its goal the development of an innovative cluster of engineering-based environments for education and research which integrate creativity, engineering and technology within the disciplines of architecture, urban design, industrial design, digital design and interactive media. The department is a leading research and educational environment in Denmark that addresses the challenge of the interplay between creativity and technology, and develops new areas in research and education directed towards the end-user.

Job description

The position requires research qualifications at Doctor level within Media Technology. 

The successful appointee will be expected to evidence:

  • a PhD in a relevant field;
  • an international reputation for excellence in research, demonstrated through an outstanding publication record, an established record of attracting external funding, and engagement in knowledge-transfer activities such as with industry;
  • demonstrable experience with innovative teaching, and a willingness to learn about Problem Based Learning
  • a broad and relevant international network, with an ability to stimulate the funding portfolio and further strengthen the international position of Aalborg University in the field of Media Technology;
  • a record of accomplishment in academic leadership and management and experience in building collaborations among disciplines;
  • an ability to represent and promote the section to public authorities, private organisations, stakeholders and collaborating partners both nationally and on the global-stage;
  • excellent communicative, collaborative and organisational skills;
  • good management skills: she/he will be active, decisive, transparent, charismatic and a good communicator.


In addition to the above the post holder will be expected to:

  • develop her/his own highly visible line of research relevant for the field of Media Technology at the University;
  • support academic and research staff to promote career development and the nurturing of academic talent;
  • lead and develop excellent research, innovation and impact at national and international levels;
  • undertake and publish high-quality research cognizant of relevant metrics for international reputation and scholarly merit;
  • generate research income through applications to major funding bodies;
  • develop good relationships both internally and with external stakeholders;
  • oversee a portfolio of knowledge-transfer activities which facilitate the construction of networks among both scholarly and end-user communities in this area of activity.
You may obtain further professional information from Head of Department Hans Jørgen Andersen, phone no. 9940 8834, email:
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.
Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered for the position.

Applicants may subsequently be invited to an interview.

We refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the recruitment committee.

Further information, including details of how to apply, can be downloaded at quoting reference 3642. For informal inquiries please contact Katie Gray at or +44 20 7340 6241.

Alternatively contact HR Partner Anne Christoffersen at AAU by mail or phone (+45) 9940 9680. International researchers are offered guidance and support from the International Staff Unit at AAU. Applicants from abroad may find the following link useful: (International Staff Unit).

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

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

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities(in Danish).


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. It is possible to negotiate for a qualifications-based supplement and a function-based supplement as Deputy Head of Department.

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Thu Oct 11 00:00:00 CEST 2018

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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.