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DTU Engineering Technology invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor in embedded systems and electronics in the newly started research group Electronics and Embedded Systems. Here you will contribute to research projects and support research objectives. It is noted, that DTU Engineering Technology focuses on practically oriented and applicable research, i.e., research results must be applicable in relation to companies and teaching, etc. Thus, you will contribute to the interpretation of performed research, conducted research, and the process of transforming this into teaching in one or more of the following areas:

  • Optimization of wireless embedded IoT technologies with a high integration factor
  • Advanced sensor principles, technologies and implementation
  • Intelligent systems for data transformation and information extraction
  • Application areas within IoT, such as: smart cities, smart homes, smart grids, industry 4.0, smart transportation systems, telemedicine, etc
  • IoT systems that support and promote sustainability, including the UN's global goals

DTU Engineering Technology is located at DTU Ballerup Campus and is part of the Technical University of Denmark. We provide courses and instruction that feed into a number of DTU’s Bachelor in Engineering (BEng) Programmes as well as a range of continuing education formats, including Diploma Programmes. Our approach is research and development-based with a strong focus on professional practice, hands-on experience, problem solving and business readiness, qualifying our graduates to detect, analyse and find solutions to real-world challenges and technical problems across engineering disciplines and in practice-based, complex and development-oriented job functions.

DTU Engineering Technology has an extensive portfolio of industry-university collaborations at both student and faculty level. This forms the basis of our growing research field, technology implementation in engineering and engineering education, which focuses on synthesizing learnings from multiple single cases into the development of new methodology, theory and tools for technology implementation, primarily within the sectors of construction, production and supply infrastructure.   

The pedagogical concept of the Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) Programmes is based upon the internationally recognized concept CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate). This is a concept DTU has developed in global cooperation with other universities, ensuring that graduates have a high degree of professionalism and strong personal and interpersonal skills taught in an engineering context.

The position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. We develop talent by offering a career mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and postgraduate teacher training. DTU’s Tenure Track is an appointment of at most six years, during which you will receive career support in the form of professional and personal guidance. At the end of the tenure track appointment you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, who will assess your appointment to a permanent Associate Professorship. Read more about the DTU Tenure Track program at DTU at this homepage.  

Responsibilities and qualifications
The position as assistant professor at DTU Engineering Technology entails a combination of teaching, supervision, and industrial research (application perspective). Your teaching activities vary in format to inspire and challenge the students according to their qualifications, learning styles and the nature of the subject. Your teaching contributes to the life shaping student experiences that prepare the students for their careers and lives. Your teaching activities will include courses of:

  • Project work in electrical engineering                    
  • Telemedicine (Wireless…)                                   
  • Measurement and control with embedded microprocessors         
  • Electrical energy systems                                    
  • Digital design and data technique

You must also be willing to expand your teaching areas in relation to DTU's future needs.

Apart from teaching, you will also engage in a number of industrial research projects. Both by joining existing projects at the department and in your research group as well as applying for and finding external funding for future projects in close collaboration with your research group of Electronics and Embedded Systems. Such projects will originate in university-industry collaboration, where you will engage with academic competences in embedded system and electronics together with and for the benefit of the industry. The central themes for the research group are IoT, embedded systems, wireless communication, integrated circuit technologies, and electrical engineering along with collaborative relationships with companies, industry associations and public institutions.   

We are looking for applicants who have broad and deep industrial based experiences, as well as academic experiences in EMC / EMI, analog electronics, microcontroller / FPGA, telemedicine, electrical energy systems, and digital electronics, with a collaborative mind-set for both external collaboration in terms of university-industry collaboration, and university-university collaboration as well as internal collaboration within research and teaching in the research group and across the department.   

Qualified applicants will have a relevant PhD degree (or equivalent) in electrical engineering or similar, as well as:

  • Relevant industrial work experiences at a high professional level (more than 5 years)
  • Experience with EMC / EMI, knowledge of laboratory equipment and test procedures in these areas
  • Embedded microcontrollers (microcontroller architecture, VHDL, FPGA, etc.)
  • C / C ++ programming for both microcontrollers
  • Digital and analog electronics
  • Proficient English skills

The teaching language in our department is Danish. You must therefore be able to teach in Danish after three years. DTU can provide Danish language courses. 

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
  • Industrial experiences

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The salary for the position will be determined by the applicants qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. The position is full time.   

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

The place of work is DTU Ballerup Campus.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Per Lynggaard, or Malene Kirstine Holst,

You can read more about DTU Engineering Technology at  

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 August 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be in English and submitted as a single PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please click the link “Ansøg”, fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in a single PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Vision for teaching
  • CV including employment history, list of publications indicating scientific highlights, H-index and ORCID (see
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diploma (MSc)

All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The recruitment process
After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects applicants for assessment based on the advice of an internal DTU Appointment Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by email.

First and second round of interviews is expected to be held in week 34 to 36.

The final candidates are expected to be selected and offered the position in week 37, with job start 1 October 2021 or as soon as possible.  

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You can learn more about the recruitment process here.  

About DTU Engineering Technology
DTU Engineering Technology has a strong track record in university-industry collaboration on both faculty and student level. Based on DTU’s Ballerup Campus with state-of-the art labs and workshops for student innovation and collaboration, DTU Engineering Technology is a driver in collaborations between students, faculty and small and medium sized companies. With approximately 500 graduation projects and 500 student internships with industry per year, our hands-on approach to technology transfer and solving real-life industry challenges is part of everything we do.

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 vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 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.