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Head of SDU Electrical Engineering and Centre for Industrial Electronics

The border region Denmark-Germany is turning into a powerhouse in industrial electronics. Recently, the Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE) at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) was established by a strong partnership between industry, academia and regional authorities. CIE is located at the campus of SDU Sønderborg and surrounded by a vibrant industrial environment.  CIE is part of the Section SDU Electrical Engineering (SDU EE), which is part of the Mads Clausen Institute at SDU.

Job description
We are seeking a visionary and charismatic head for CIE and SDU EE. The section is present in both Sønderborg and Odense and currently has approximately 25 members of staff. This number is expected within the next few years to grow to more than 60, including senior (full and associate professors) and junior (assistant professors and Post Docs) academic staff, PhDs and support staff. The financial foundation for this growth as well as for the development of new research and test laboratories in key disciplines for Industrial Electronics has been secured. On this basis, we strive for unique and excellent value in research, innovation and education. 

A key task for the new head will be to develop the Centre for Industrial Electronics in close collaboration with the CIE partners, comprising leading industries and regional stakeholders. It is expected that the centre will attract significant competitive research funding and will collaborate extensively with industry and with research groups in and across disciplines. Entrepreneurship and commercial activities are also key activities of the centre. 

The position will be at an appropriate academic level up to the rank of full professor. The Head of Section and Centre will report to the Head of the Mads Clausen Institute. Place of employment is Sønderborg. SDU Electrical Engineering has a Deputy Head of Section reporting to the Head of Section and placed in Odense.

The successful candidate holds a PhD in engineering or natural sciences and has an excellent track record in 

  • developing the field of electrical engineering 
  • turning new ideas into industrial practice
  • of at least 5 years in leading and developing top performing teams of 10 or more staff 
  • establishing and running collaborations with leading actors in the field.

A panel will assess the qualification of the candidate for the described post based on the submitted material, which should include

  • an overall vision for SDU Electrical Engineering and the development of CIE
  • a Curriculum Vitae and statement of motivation 
  • an account of significant contributions to the development of Electrical Engineering
  • an account of significant contributions to innovation in Industrial Electronics
  • an account of experience in leading and developing top performing teams
  • an account of experience in education and outreach
  • an account of collaborations with leading actors in the field
  • relevant diplomas  
  • a list of publications or patents, top ten marked.

For information about the Mads Clausen Institute, please see www.sdu.dk/en/mci. For specific information on SDU EE and CIE please visit www.sdu.dk/ee and www.sdu.dk/cie. You are also welcome to contact the Head of the Mads Clausen Institute, Professor Horst-Günter Rubahn (rubahn@mci.sdu.dk,  +45 6011 3517) for further information.

Application, salary and conditions of employment, etc..
Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty. 

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, the applicant may be called for interview.

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

Applications must be submitted online using the link below. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

Read the guideline for applicants.

An application must include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diplomas/Certificates (Master and PhD degree)Teaching portfolio (please see below)
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication, a possible co-author statement must be part of this pdf-file.

Applicants for an associate professorship at the Faculty of Engineering are requested to submit a teaching portfolio with the application as documentation for teaching experience as well as supervision qualifications. Please read more here.

Since not all members of the appointment committee are Danish-speaking, it is recommended that all your documents are submitted in English.

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

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

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