Two associate or assistant professors in chemical engineering

Aarhus N
15. september 2016
20. oktober 2016
Forskning & undervisning

Two associate or assistant professors in chemical engineering (852111)

Department of Engineering at Aarhus University, The Chemical and Biological Engineering Section, seeks 2 Associate or Assistant Professors in chemical engineering as soon as possible. The applicants must promote interdisciplinary research through collaboration with biologists, chemists and other engineering disciplines as well as with the industry. 

The successful candidates are required to have strong academic backgrounds in chemical or biological engineering, experience with applied research, and preferably R&D experience from the industry. 

Expertise in chemical valorization of biomass, byproducts and waste from agriculture and industry is preferred. The ideal candidates have experience with one or several of the following research areas:

  • Carbohydrate chemistry.
  • Chemical engineering of organic polymers and biopolymers (e.g. cellulose and lignocellulose) in the bio refinery value chain.
  • Hydrothermal and thermal conversion technologies.
  • Biomass pretreatment, process and downstream technology 

The candidates must demonstrate ability to conduct basic and applied interdisciplinary research, and experience with technology transfer from university to industry is requested. A demonstrated competence for teaching chemical engineering, supervision of students and post docs, project management and the ability to attract independent funding are qualifications that will be emphasized in the evaluation of the candidate. 

The candidate is required to teach relevant courses in the Engineering educational program such as:

  • Process regulation
  • Chemical unit operations
  • Downstream processing
  • Biorefining 

The candidate is encouraged to establish new, specialized courses within his or her field at the BSc and/or MSc level. 

The Engineering Department,, within the faculty of science and technology (ST) Denmark promotes and develops Engineering research and education at Aarhus University. The Department undertakes engineering research and education within classical engineering disciplines (Mechanical, IT, civil and architectural, Chemical and biotechnology) in close collaboration with other departments at ST and the School of Engineering at ST. Department of Engineering offers a dynamic, interdisciplinary research environment with many national and international collaborators in science and industry. 

AU is investing in biorefining and has or is in the process of establishing a unique and comprehensive demo-scale platform for bioressource technologies including various pretreatment technologies, protein separation, hydrothermal conversion, biogas conversion, and biogas upgrading. The close collaboration with both basic science and agricultural research departments at AU together with our extensive national and international collaboration further strengthens this effort. AU is a key node in a large national biorefining programme,

Place of Employment and Place of Work 
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Science and Technology, Hangøvej 2, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark. 

Evaluation as Associate or Assistant professor 
The applicant should indicate whether he or she wants an academic assessment on assistant or associate professor level. 

For further information on the position please contact Head of the Chemical and Biological Engineering Section Lars DM Ottosen, or Head of Department Thomas Toftegaard, 

Application procedure  
Short-listing is used. This means that after the deadline for applications - and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, - the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.  

Formalities and salary range  
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation -

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found 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:  

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.  

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. 

All applications must be made online and received by: 20.10.2016  

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