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Are you looking to grow your career in Cyber-Physical Systems and the Computing Continuum? 

Join the Embedded Systems Engineering (ESE) research section at DTU Compute, where your expertise in dependability, performance, and sustainability will drive us towards a smarter, greener future. By joining us, you stand to gain extensive support unlocking your career potential. You'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and expert assistance with improving your teaching, your proposal writing skills and expert feedback on grant applications. We actively facilitate building your professional networks, both within Denmark and the EU, extending our support to aid you in attracting top students to your research area.

We value intellectual freedom, offering you the autonomy to pursue research topics that truly interest you. We understand the value of balance—we ensure a reasonable teaching load, providing ample time for your research (at least 50%). The upcoming expansion of our Embedded Systems Engineering (ESE) section provides an exciting chance to contribute to the future direction of our section. We plan to hire several new faculty members within the next 5 years. The positions advertised in this job ad are on open topics related to the general areas of Cyber-Physical Systems and Computing Continuum.

Responsibilities and qualifications 
This role is instrumental in attracting both funding and student talent to expand our activities. As a member of our team, you will support our teaching and contribute to our MSc program in Computer Science and Engineering, and play a key role in shaping the expanding the ESE section.

As a part of your key responsibilities, you will:

  • Publish impactful work in leading journals and conferences in your field.
  • Secure funding for your research area from both Denmark and the European Union.
  • Teach, guide, and supervise BSc and MSc student projects, as well as supervise PhD students. 
  • Design and develop novel course modules for both the BSc and MSc levels. 
  • Actively participate in creating a robust and vibrant environment within the expanding ESE section.

Open Topics: We are recruiting candidates based on excellence on an open set of topics. You have a strong track record related to an area within Cyber-Physical Systems and the Computing Continuum. We list below several examples. The list is not exhaustive, and any areas are welcome:

  • Low-Power Time-Sensitive Wireless Communication: Dependable communication protocols for low-power time-sensitive wireless networks. Strategies for mitigating cross-technology interference and harnessing battery-free operations, with an emphasis on optimizing network robustness and enhancing edge computing capabilities.
  • Innovative Wearables for Health Monitoring: Designing wearable technologies for real-time health (and sports) performance monitoring. Involves the integration of sensor fusion, low-power communication, and embedded AI to develop non-intrusive, efficient wearables capable of providing actionable insights into users’ physical and neurological health.
  • IC design and EDA: Uncovering new architectures, methodologies and techniques in IC design, focusing on performance, power efficiency, and cost reduction. Electronic Design Automation (EDA): development of automated systems for the design of microelectronic systems, including emerging more-than-Moore systems.
  • Green Computing: Reducing the environmental impact of digital technologies. Strategies for minimizing energy consumption in computing and communication, e.g., in from AI accelerators to data centers, future cellular networks, IoT devices, enhancing their energy efficiency without compromising dependability. Implementing sustainable practices and links to renewable energy sources in the design and operation of devices and networks. 
  • Key Digital Technologies for Sustainability: Advanced digital technologies, including AI, 5G, cloud, and edge computing, for sustainability and circular economy. Digital technologies play a vital role in enabling the green transition by enhancing efficiency, reducing emissions, and fostering innovation.
  • Cybersecurity of Industrial Systems and Critical Infrastructures: Enhancing the security and resilience of industrial control systems and critical infrastructures. Developing robust cybersecurity measures to protect against evolving threats and ensure the reliability of essential services.
  • Dependable Edge Computing and Real-Time Systems: Architectures and resource management mechanisms for efficient virtualization of critical operations and for data processing at the edge. Advance real-time systems and edge computing technologies through innovations in system design and operational efficiency and predictability, ensuring reliable and timely virtualization and data analysis closer to data sources. 

You must be responsible for the teaching of courses. DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time are expected to master both. As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). If you are applying for the associate professor position you should also have academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship and documented didactic/pedagogic training.

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Experience and quality of teaching 
  • Research experience 
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience 
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

The following qualifications are a plus:

  • Demonstrated ability to attract funding.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach a variety of courses both undergraduate and graduate.
  • Strong publication record and impact in top venues.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The starting date is according to mutual agreement, with a preferred date in the fall of 2024. The position is a full-time position at the DTU campus in Kongens Lyngby. The assistant professor positions are part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. Read more about the program and the recruitment process here. You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Paul Pop, head of Embedded Systems Engineering section at DTU Compute. You can read more here about working in our section, at DTU and in Denmark. 
If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 June 2024 (23:59 Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply now", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Vision for teaching and research 
  • CV including employment history, list of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights), H-index and ORCID (see
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • Example grant proposals you have written (unsuccessful examples are also welcome)
  • A list of your 5 selected publications that highlight your field of research (no PDF needed, links or titles are enough)
  • 2 references (who we can contact for further details)

In the field “Please indicate which position you are applying for”, please indicate whether you are applying for the position as Associate or Assistant Professor. 
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion, or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
You can learn more about the recruitment process here

Embedded Systems Engineering (ESE) is one of the 10 research section of DTU Compute. Our mission encompasses the creation of insights that allow the development of context-aware, distributed, and embedded cyber-physical systems, with a particular focus on Internet-of-Things (IoT) and the computing continuum eras. Our vision is to pioneer advancements in high-tech distributed and embedded systems technology, driving change, and contributing positively to society. We strive for a future where our research and innovations form the cornerstone of technological advancements, and we're excited to include more brilliant minds in our journey. See our publications and projects here.

DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics, computer science, and engineering. We conduct research of high international standard that is at the forefront with the development of new knowledge and technology-based solutions to the societal challenges of the digital society where communication technologies are a part of every industry, service, and human endeavor.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

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