Associate Professor / Full Professor in Chemical Engineering
Are you interested in chemical engineering, and can you contribute to research that advances PtX technologies and develop new solutions in the PtX area?
Applications are invited for a permanent position at associate or full professor level in the field of chemical engineering at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering (BCE), Aarhus University, Denmark. The main workplace will be Campus Viborg (Foulum site), but with strong ties and frequent interaction with our campus in Aarhus.
The BCE Foulum site contains the largest PtX research centre in Europe, which will be your workplace. The centre is integrated with our full-scale research biogas plant, with access to industry scale power, H2 and CO2 and sufficient space and infrastructure for any PtX research on TRL 2-6.
You will be a key person in developing our research activities in chemical process engineering, with a strong focus on catalysis. You will primarily work with research and development, management of test and operation of chemical engineering technologies at TRL 2-6, including design, development, construction, test and operation of carbon capture (CC) and PtX (U) technologies, based on new and existing observed basic principles. Your work areas can include, but is not restricted to
Chemical process engineering and design
Synthesis of fuels (e.g. CH4, methanol, hydrocarbons) based on CO2 and power.
Catalysis engineering and design
Carbon capture and utilization
Pilot design and operation
You should qualify academically on associate or full professor level with an outstanding track record of academic and/or industrial research and development achievements. You also have an excellent track record of teaching or a strong interest in knowledge dissemination to students on all levels. You have an educational background in chemical engineering or chemistry and preferably experience from industry or applied research on higher TRL levels. You have an outgoing nature and the ability to establish strong academic and industrial contacts and partnerships, leading to the establishment of large mission-oriented projects both on a national and international scale.
Who we are
The Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering BCE is a young department in the recently established Faculty of Technical Sciences at Aarhus University. The Department has about 800 students and offers educational programs on diploma and master level as well as PhD programs. Education on bachelor and master programs is research based. BCE conducts research in biotechnology and chemical engineering on all levels from basic research to research on pilot scale technologies on TRL 5-6. The Department has strong ties and collaboration with our neighbouring science departments in Chemistry, Physics, Biology etc. https://bce.au.dk/en/
The position is offered in collaboration with Haldor Topsoe A/S and includes extensive collaborative projects in the above areas and related permanent partly/full funding of PhD projects. The position however offers full academic freedom and is unconditioned by any industrial interest.
The department offers:
a well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment
an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, international and industrial collaborators
a research climate encouraging lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
a work environment with close working relationships, networking and social activities
a workplace characterised by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.
Place of work and area of employment
The position includes two permanent workplace addresses in Campus Aarhus and Campus Viborg. The attendance at each workplace address is by agreement with your immediate supervisor. At the time of employment, the distribution between the workplace addresses is expected to be 2 days with place of employment at Campus Aarhus and 3 days with place of employment at Campus Viborg. The area of employment is Aarhus University with affiliated institutions.
Expected start date
1 March 2023 or as soon as possible.
Applications must be received no later than 1 December 2022 .
If you want to apply for the position as full professor, please apply online using the "Apply" link.
If you want to apply for the position as associate professor, please apply online using the "Apply" link.
If you want to apply for both types of positions, please send two applications - one for each.
For further information about the position please contact Professor, Head of Department Lars DM Ottosen, +4551371671, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks 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 will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.
Letter of reference
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Formalities and salary range
Technical Sciences 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 Taxation 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 Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.
Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.
Ensuring gender balance at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering is a high priority at Aarhus University, and therefore, we particularly encourage women to apply for this position. No candidate will be given preferential treatment, and all applicants will be assessed on the basis of their qualifications for the position in question.
Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.
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