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Associate Professor in Chemical Process System Engineering (2021-224-03331)

The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience advances regional, national and global knowledge build-up, while contributing to the solution of societal challenges through innovative research, problem-based education and knowledge-based collaborations. We produce excellent research in engineering and natural science and Aalborg University constantly ranks top of the World within engineering research and education. The Section of Chemical Engineering has a clear goal of being the go-to partner for regional, national and international industries in need of research based knowledge and support for transition of classic chemical production to sustainable and more bio-based production processes and promote the green transition of society. This position is announced as part of a strategic focus to strengthen our competences and sharpen our profile within the Chemical Process Engineering and Bioengineering research areas.

The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience is seeking a dynamic, problem-solving Associate Professor to join a team of scientists and experts in Chemical Engineering. The selected applicant shall in collaboration with colleagues in the section participate in development of research in chemical engineering with particular focus on chemical process system engineering, participate in applying for external funding within the research area and participate in teaching of process engineering skills and competences for chemical engineering and bioengineering students.

Teaching will be at both bachelor and master level in Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, but potentially also in other study programs of the university. Teaching will primarily be within process engineering, design and simulation in the framework of course teaching and student project supervision. Aalborg University is World leader in using problem-based learning (PBL) and we are recognized for producing highly skilled graduates with very high employability, who are experienced with project work on solving real-world problems in diverse teams and able to think critically about the technologies they develop.

The selected applicant must have experience with chemical process system engineering, industrial project collaborations and insights into modern chemical production (upstream or downstream processes). Research experience with refinery or biorefinery processes and process design and process optimization with Deterministic or Stochastic Methods in combination with commercial process simulators (e.g. Aspen, Unisim) is preferable, but not a prerequisite. Significant international level of research (demonstrated by well-cited peer-reviewed research publications), experience in attraction of research funding and student mentoring and teaching, should be at the expected level for the employment as associate professor. Experience with problem and project based learning is desired.

Additionally, evidence of solid communication skills, both written and oral, documentation for ability to work in interdisciplinary teams to conduct transdisciplinary research and outreach activities, demonstrated leadership ability in outreach or research and demonstrated knowledge of the application of research techniques applied to the area described above is desired.

You may obtain further professional information from Head of Section of Chemical Engineering, Jens Muff, phone +45 9940 3564 or mail

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 Lone Lund by mail or phone (+45) 9940 3494.

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


    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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