The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Aarhus University offers a position as assistant or associate professor in Building Science Engineering from 15 January 2025 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position can be full-time or part-time by agreement. The position requires that the applicant is able to teach in the Danish language at the time of application.

This is a full-time position expected to be started on 15 January 2025 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description
The main objective of the position is to contribute to the research and teaching activities at the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering. You will teach and guide students at bachelor, master, and Ph.D. level, and you will conduct research independently and in collaboration with national and international academic and industrial partners.

More specifically, your tasks will consist of:

  • Teaching basic courses at bachelor's level in the Danish language
  • Teaching and developing specialist courses at master's level
  • Research of high international quality, including publishing in high-ranking journals
  • Involvement in national and international collaborations within your research field
  • Acquisition of external research funds

Your profile
Your educational background is M.Sc. in architectural engineering, and PhD. in topics related to Building Science (indoor environment, building physics, building services). Previous employment as post doc or assistant professor as well as work experience is desirable, but not required. It is important that you are motivated for research-based education of future Building Science engineers, and it is required that you are able to teach in the Danish language at the time of application. You are also expected to have a demonstrated research talent. The position does not require a specific research profile as long as it is within the domain of Building Science, but it is important that you have a clear vision and plan for your future research work and how it may complement the current research and education profile of the department.

Who we are
Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering was established on January 1, 2021 in connection with Aarhus University’s reorganization of the engineering area. The department employs around 100 people and is responsible for research and education within the department’s scientific areas. We educate both Bachelors and Masters of Science in Engineering and around 950 students are enrolled in our degree programs. Furthermore, we also offer an advanced PhD program. Our PhD students have high academic potential and deliver high-quality results for both the private and the public sectors.

Through research and development, we forge sustainable technological solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing industry and society. We continuously contribute to sustainable development and to create green solutions to challenges within construction, building energy systems, indoor climate, geo-technics, environmental and climate adaptation and many other areas.

Our research is both basic and applied, and we develop current knowledge into workable solutions in the business community. We collaborate with a wide range of public and private enterprises, and many of the department's research and development activities are based on the innovation needs of the business community. Through collaboration, we ensure that the knowledge and technology generated in the university's technical research environments are clearly anchored in reality and benefit the surrounding society. Based on our research on building materials, architectural design and technology, we also offer research-based public sector services and consultancy on technology to public agencies and ministries.

What we offer
The department/centre offers:

  • a well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment
  • an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, international and industrial collaborators
  • a research climate encouraging lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a work environment with close working relationships, networking and social activities
  • a workplace characterised by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.

Place of work and area of employment
The place of work is Inge Lehmanns Gade 10, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Contact information
For further information, please contact the Head of the Department, Mikkel K. Kragh, +45 3116 7999, mkk@cae.au.dk.

Deadline
Applications must be received no later than 1st Sep 2024.

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.

We are aware of the gender balance at the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and we encourage female researchers in particular to apply for the positions. Both women and men are welcome to apply for the position. See the university strategy here. No one will be given priority, and all applicants will be assessed in accordance with the requirement profile for the position.

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 www.international.au.dk/