At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology, a position as "Associate Professor in automatic control and monitoring in offshore energy systems, processes and robots" is open for appointment from May 1st 2021 or soon hereafter. The position is offered in relation to the research program "Offshore Energy Systems" and the associate professor will be positioned to the section of Esbjerg Campus at the Department of Energy Technology. The Department of Energy Technology is an expanding department covering most fields of Energy Technology ranging from electrical energy (Power Systems, Power Electronics, Electrical Machines) to thermal energy including Energy Systems and Fluid Mechanics and Combustion but also mechatronic systems. The department has about 285 employees – out of them are more than 115 Ph.D. students. The laboratory-facilities are world-class and the research carried out are most often in collaboration with industry.


Research areas of the associate professor will be within three main areas of:
1) Process control in offshore energy systems with special attention to modeling and control of separation technologies,
2) Separation quality monitoring and control,
3) Offshore energy system monitoring using drones and robots with special attention to control design, visual servoing, artificial intelligence, autonomy and damage detection algorithms.

The candidates must have experience with both theoretical and experimental research in all the relevant research areas. Special attention is given to implementation of control solutions onto scaled pilot plants and design, construction and implementation of embedded robotic systems. In addition, knowledge of deep neural network based computer vision techniques for visual servoing in autonomous robotics and sensor technologies such as IMUs, LIDAR, Cameras and Fluorescence based sensors is crucial.

Teaching will primarily be in Esbjerg Energy Section for courses and project supervision related to following subjects: 

1) Control theory,
2) Signal processing,
3) Drones & Robots design and implementation,
4) Predictive maintenance,
5) Programming with various languages such as c, c++, python and Matlab,
6) Implementation of real-time operations onto embedded platforms, real time operating systems, Matlab and simulink.

The teaching will involve close innovative collaboration with industrial companies and teaching in other study programmes at the University might occur. Thus, knowledge and experience with the Problem-based learning (PBL) method, which is Aalborg University’s teaching philosophy, is a requirement. Also, experience with programme coordination in Engineering educations is an advantage. The right candidate must have an extensive knowledge in embedded equipment and laboratory management. 

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor, Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen, phone: +45 21 66 25 11, mail: jhn@et.aau.dk

Qualification requirements: 

The level of qualification for Associate Professors shall correspond to the level, which can be achieved on the basis of the appointment as Assistant Professor, but may be achievable in other ways. The appointment presupposes that the applicant can demonstrate original scientific production at an international level as well as documented teaching qualifications. Appointment to the position requires that both research and teaching qualifications are at the requested level. The two qualifications will be given equal and principal priority in the overall assessment.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 10 publications.
  • Teaching qualifications described in the teaching portfolio.  If this is not enclosed the applicant must include an explanation for its absence.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position.
  • References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact HR-Partner Lise Søndergaard Jacobsen by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9567.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seen here 


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.




Tue Jan 19 00:00:00 CET 2021

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