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Associate/assistant professor in mechatronics control engineering

SDU Mechatronics and the Centre of Industrial Mechanics, part of the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark in Sønderborg, invites applications for a position as assistant or associate professor in mechatronics control engineering. The starting date is negotiable.

Unique opportunity  
The Centre for Industrial Mechanics is a newly established centre focusing on mechanics in combination with mechatronics. You have the unique opportunity to be a part of the new centre and influence the development of the centre. We are in the process of building up a mechanical engineering degree and labs to support the educational activities and the research.

Workplace description

The Department of Mechanical and Electrical engineering covers research and education spanning from fundamentals to applications of engineering science. All our courses are taught in English reflecting the fact that more than half our students and staff are internationals. The Centre for Industrial Mechanics is located at SDU's beautiful campus in Sønderborg, in the inspiring building of Alsion, which is a centre for science, culture and learning in the heart of Sønderborg and perched on the strait of water separating the island of Als from the mainland. The university has very close relations to the industry in Sønderborg, Southern Denmark and Northern Germany. A significant fraction of the projects in the centre are conducted in close cooperation with the industry, which count world leading companies in growing fields such as e-mobility, automation, climate solutions and energy efficiency.

At the Centre for Industrial Mechanics, research, education and innovation are performed in teams of scientists and support staff with competences spanning a wide range of fields including applied cyber-physical systems, advanced mechanical systems, modelling and mechatronic prototyping.

To complement our team, we are looking for an assistant or associate professor in control engineering, preferably with experience in one or more of the following fields

  • Nonlinear control
  • Path planning
  • Control of autonomous vehicles: Drones, boats, cars
  • Applied Machine Learning
  • System identification including state/parameter estimation

ideal candidates will push our research and innovation agenda as part of the team, will take charge of teaching one or more of the following topics: fundamental control theory and application, state space control, non-linear control, and will supervise projects at both bachelor and master levels, and depending on position, mentor junior research staff and students.

The candidate must have:

  • PhD degree
  • Great abilities in teaching engineering or physics curricula
  • Excellent track record in research and development
  • Good communication skills in English

In addition, the following experiences are valued:

  • innovation activities and industrial collaborations
  • working experience in industry
  • attracting funding for research and development activities
  • project and team management experiences

For further information, please visit www.sdu.dk/dme and https://www.sdu.dk/en/forskning/cim and contact Associate Professor Lars Duggen, Head of Centre for Industrial Mechanics, tel. +45 6550 1640, e-mail: duggen@sdu.dk.

Conditions of employment
Employment as an associate professor is a permanent position according to “funktionærloven” and requires scientific qualifications at PhD level. 

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

The assessment process
Both assistant and associate professor positions are subject to an academic assessment by an external expert committee. The committee’s assessment is binding regarding the level of qualification and cannot be overridden by the employment committee.  Read about the Assessment and selection process.

Application procedure
The faculty expects applicants to read How to apply before applying. 

The application must be in English and must include:

  • Motivated application
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae 
  • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc and PhD) 
  • Information on previous teaching and supervision experience. Please attach as Teaching Portfolio
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication
  • Reference letters and other relevant qualifications may also be included.

The application deadline is 28. February 2021.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.


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