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Syddansk Universitet

Position as Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Health Informatics and Technology



Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M, Danmark

ID: 2519048
Indrykket for 65 dage siden

The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense invites applications for a position as Assistant or Associate professor in Health Informatics and Technology.

SDU Health Informatics and Technology (HIT) strives to develop novel and ready to deploy technical solutions in a transdisciplinary manner. SDU HIT has a large portfolio of transdisciplinary projects involving numerous partners from healthcare, academia, industry and network organizations.

The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute is an internationally recognized research department with strong research units in robotics, drones, artificial intelligence, software engineering, energy informatics, and health informatics and technology.

Denmark is known to be a great place to live and work. There is a high quality of life in and around Odense, and at SDU we value a well-functioning work-life balance. More information about the benefits may be found here.

Job description and expected profile

The successful candidate is expected to develop and engage in a vigorous research program, and actively participate in attracting external research funding in close collaboration with colleagues and management.

Candidates for this position must have a solid research background within (at least one, preferably several of) the following fields: 

  • Biomedical circuits and systems 
  • Embedded systems
  • Sensor technology
  • Robotics
  • Health Informatics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data science
  • Digital Health systems and platforms

Experience in Medical applications or Medical Device Regulation will be considered benefit.

The successful applicant will be expected to provide outstanding education, supervise bachelor, master and PhD level students.

Candidates for this position must have a solid education that enables them to teach within (at least one, preferably several of) the following fields: 

  • Health Informatics
  • Human Machine Interaction
  • Basic electrical engineering
  • Embedded systems
  • Programming

Candidates must hold a relevant PhD. 

In the assessment of candidates, consideration will be given to: 

  • Research demonstrated by publications in relevant scientific journals and conferences
  • Experience in interdisciplinary research collaboration
  • Teaching experience
  • A relevant international network for research and collaboration activities, research experience abroad
  • Experience in attracting funding for research projects, and demonstrated experience in research leadership

Conditions of employment

The appointment as Associate Professor is permanent while that as Assistant Professor is for an initial period of 3 years. Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. 


Please read about How to apply before submitting your application. 

The application is recommended to be in English and must include:

  • Cover letter including statement of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas/Certificates (Master and PhD degree) – Danish or English transcripts
  • Summary of experience in teaching
  • Complete list of publications
  • Research Statement, max 3 pages
  • Publications most relevant for the position
  • List of supervised projects and acquired third party funding, if any
  • Documentation of other qualifications with relevance to the position.

The assessment process
Please read about the Assessment and selection process

Shortlisting and tests may be applied in the assessment process. Please note that only a shortlisted applicant will receive an assessment. Qualified candidates may be called for interview. 

The application deadline is 15th of April 2024 at 23.59

Starting date for the position is as soon as possible.


The University of Southern Denmark wishes to reflect the surrounding community and therefore encourages everyone, regardless of personal background, to apply for the position.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering


Documents should not contain a CPR number (civil registration number) – in this case, the CPR number must be crossed out.

The application and CV must not exceed 10 MB.

If you experience technical problems, you must contact [email protected]. 

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