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Aarhus University, Denmark - an international top-100 university - has made an ambitious strategic investment in a recruitment plan to radically expand the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).

Therefore, the department invites applications from candidates that are driven by excellence in research and teaching as well as external collaboration on societal challenges for a position as Professor in Edge Intelligence, which can strengthen our national and international activities in this exciting area.

The University has made an ambitious strategic investment in a 10-year recruitment plan to increase its activities significantly within research and education in the Engineering Sciences with the vision of bringing AU into the global Engineering elite. In 2021 ECE became a department within the Faculty of Technical Sciences to further reinforce its growth strategy. Therefore, the University seeks exceptional, innovative and visionary Engineering researchers to be part of this build-up to strengthen and develop ECE at Aarhus University.

Expected start date and duration of employment
This position starts from February 1st, 2024 or as soon possible.
Full-time employment (37h/week).

Job description
The Professor in Edge Intelligence will focus on the general research areas of Communications, Networking, and Control and Automation – for example focusing on time-critical IoT, Data Compression and analytics, In-Network Processing, Edge/Cloud Computing and Task Offloading, Semantic Communications, and Tactile Internet. A successful candidate will have work in Edge Computing and Intelligence that complements and brings new capabilities to Section.

The ability to deploy and demonstrate theoretical designs in real systems is a plus. The selected candidate is expected to work closely with other researchers/groups within the Section of Communications, Control and Automation and the Department as well as with external stakeholders. The ability to work in a multidisciplinary team is essential.

Responsibilities include developing an innovative strategic research agenda together with colleagues and external partners, nurturing and leading excellent research activities, contributing to an inspiring and industrially relevant education at undergraduate and graduate levels and expanding industrial collaboration.

The announced position will support the strategic agenda of the university by extending the current strong competences in ECE, and thereby supporting technologies like low latency communications, haptic technology, Edge/Cloud resource allocation, In-Network processing, networked control systems, and networks of autonomous agents.

Your profile

  • Applicants should hold a PhD in electrical and computer engineering, telecommunications, software engineering, computer science or similar.
  • Outstanding record of research accomplishments
  • Established record of external funding, incl., excellence grants such as Marie Curie Doctoral networks or DFF grants, as well as Innovation driven grants, e.g., Innovation Foundation Grand Solutions.
  • Strong experience in research leadership in the area.
  • Demonstrated ability to build-up internationally competitive research activities of key interest to the Department.
  • Demonstrated collaboration skills
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching both undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Experience and desire to develop new courses at the BSc and MSc level is expected from the candidate.
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Candidates should be proficient in written and spoken Danish, or demonstrate a willingness to learn Danish within a 3-4 year period.
  • Experience with patent processes and/or spin-off companies is a plus.
  • Industrial experience is a plus.

About the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aarhus University
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is one of four engineering departments at the Faculty of Technical Sciences at Aarhus University.

Our vision is to be a world-leading department for research, education and innovation in electrical and computer engineering, creating a positive and visible impact on society and the environment through interdisciplinary collaboration, excellence and diversity.

Many of our research and development activities are based on the specific innovation needs or specialist application areas of specific companies. We collaborate closely with the public sector and private companies to ensure that the knowledge and technology generated in the department’s research environments has a clear anchoring in reality and benefits society as a whole.

Ensuring gender balance at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is a high priority at Aarhus University, and 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.

Visit our Job and Career webpage to discover more about ECE.

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The Section for Communications, Control and Automation at the Department brings together researchers from communications, networking, analytics and learning, operations managements and control for solving challenges in these individual areas as well as in connection to inter-disciplinary challenges and application fields, e.g., space and satellite systems, haptic systems, smart farming, digitalization of water systems, drone technology and cooperation.

Research areas at the department
Electrical and computer engineering are closely related technical science disciplines focusing on research into hardware and software technologies. We focus on research and development activities in the fields of communication and networks, control and automation, photonics, signal processing, software and IT systems, robot technology, medical technology, health technology, electrical energy technology, and acoustics and sound technology.
The department wish to build a research and study environment with equality and diversity as a core value for recruitment as well as for daily study and work life.

The benefits of working in Denmark
Denmark as a country offers the opportunity to pursue a career without compromising your family life and in general work-life balance in Denmark are among the best in Europe. In addition, Denmark is a safe place to live with a very low crime rate and is in general secure and equal. The Danish society builds on a welfare system which means your taxes goes into welfare services such as free healthcare and education. Taxes in Denmark are high but international academic staff members can, under certain conditions, benefit from a special tax scheme to further improve working conditions. On top of this collective agreements guarantee you a safe workplace, fair wages, pay during sickness, paid paternity/-maternity leave, flexible workhours and much more.

If you want to know more about the Danish way of life, please visit: Life in Denmark.
You can also contact our International Staff Office.

Place of work and area of employment
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Contact information
For more information, please contact Head of Section of Communications, Control and Automation Daniel Enrique Lucani Rötter, or Head of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Mikael Bergholz Knudsen,  

Applications must be received no later than November 2, 2023.

Application procedure
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
If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

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.

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.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,300 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 935 million. Learn more at

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