Tenure Track Assistant / Associate Professor in Electronics at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aarhus University
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. 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 Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track) in the area of Electronics, Photonics and applied materials at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aarhus University.

The job is available from June 1st, 2023, or as soon as possible after that.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is organized into sections. The position is anchored in the section ‘Electronics and Photonics’. This section has currently several research groups within integrated nanoelectronics, printed electronics, terahertz photonics, embedded systems, and applied materials. The research in the section is funded heavily by national and European funds through different programs ranging from fundamental to applied research. We strongly encourage interdisciplinary collaborations both at national and international levels. The section members are involved in teaching electrical and computer engineering students at BSc. and MSc. levels.

Job description
The overall focus is to strengthen the department’s competencies within electronics and applied advanced materials, and you will be an integrated part of the section of electronics and photonics. Your tasks will be to conduct high-quality independent research within electronics and applied materials, as well as teach bachelor’s, Master and Ph.D. courses at the department. We will encourage you to collaborate with other research groups at the department level, University, and other research institutes as well as industry. We encourage you to build your research group including PhDs and Postdocs, and we expect you will be able to attract external funding to build this. You will get the opportunity to collaborate in national and international research environments. In your daily work, you will work closely with Danish and international colleagues in a multidisciplinary environment. We expect you to be an active part of the research and teaching environment, possess the ability to collaborate and build relationships and contribute positively to the social working environment. We do not expect you to speak/write Danish, when you arrive, but we expect you to learn.

Your profile
Successful candidates must have relevant Ph.D. and postdoctoral training to strengthen our current activities within Advance computing such as Quantum computing and neuromorphic computing, Integrated Circuits in digital, analog, and mixed-signal (with a focus on sub-20nm technology nodes) for low-power and high-performance applications, novel materials for enabling future electronics for energy harvesting, processing, communication, and sensing, memristive technologies for computing such as spintronics, memristors, phase change materials, embedded systems with a focus on edge-AI (Hardware-Software Co-Design for robotics, drone technologies, wearable and implantable electronics, sensors, etc.).

You are also expected to have a clear research plan and vision for the near future and your research will possibly supplement the current research activities in the section or link to these. You must have a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (or similar area) related to Electronics, Photonics, or Applied material science, and you must be able to demonstrate solid research at a high international level. You are also expected to have experience in supervision and teaching at Bachelor’s, Master's, and Ph.D. courses, so we expect commitment to excellence in teaching. The candidates are expected to show mobility during their academic careers as well.

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 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.

For more information about the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, please visit https://ece.au.dk/

See more about our activities on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/au-ece/

Read more about the Electronics & Photonics Section.

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.

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

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 and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Contact information
For more information, please contact the Head of the Section of Electronics and Photonics, Farshad Moradi, moradi@ece.au.dk.

Applications must be received no later than 8 December 2022.
Technical Sciences Tenure Track
Aarhus University offers talented scientists from around the world attractive career perspectives via the Technical Sciences Tenure Track Programme. Highly qualified candidates are appointed as Assistant Professors for a period of six years with the prospect of performance- based advancement to a tenured Associate Professorship.

The aim of the Technical Sciences Tenure Track Programme is to:

  • attract outstanding talented individuals that are competitive at an international level
  • to promote the early development of independent research success early in the career of scientists
  • to create transparency in the academic career path

As part of the tenure track position, the candidate is offered:

  • access to research infrastructure
  • capability development, including postgraduate teacher training
  • a mentoring programme
  • support to develop scientific networks and to secure interdisciplinary research at the highest level

As part of the Aarhus University Tenure Track Programme, the University carries out a mid-way evaluation to review the progress of the tenure track candidate after three years, according to the same criteria used in the final tenure review. The final tenure review is conducted after five and a half years. If the review is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as Associate Professor at Aarhus University.

Please refer to the tenure track guidelines for the tenure review criteria and for the tenure review process.

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.

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