The cross-border region Denmark-Germany is turning into a powerhouse in industrial electronics. The Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE) at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) was established by a strong partnership between industry, academia and regional authorities. CIE is part of the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and is located at SDU’s beautiful campus in Sønderborg, in the inspiring building of Alsion, which is a center for science, culture and learning in the heart of Sønderborg and perched on the strait of water separating the island of Als from the mainland. The university has very close relations to industries in Sønderborg, Southern Denmark and Northern Germany.

The position
We are seeking for an innovative and visionary Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of EMC/EMI with strong interest in industrial applications and cooperation for the campus in Sønderborg. The Centre has currently approximately 30 faculty members including senior (full and associate professors), junior (assistant professors and Post Docs), PhDs and support staff. The position involves research, professional development, research education, teaching, including exams, supervision, and assessment work. A candidate will be expected to teach and supervise PhD students and undergraduate students, as well as to maintain and develop national and international contacts and secure funding appropriate for the position level applied for. On this basis, we strive for unique and excellent value in research, innovation, and education.

It is our vision the Centre for Industrial Electronics at SDU will excel in areas of key relevance for companies in the region of Southern Denmark and beyond, including but not limited to

  • Electromagnetic compatibility and immunity
  • Power electronic components and systems
  • Wide band-gap devices
  • Failure and reliability analysis
  • Packaging and thermal management  

Expectations of qualifications
The successful candidate holds a PhD in engineering or natural sciences and has an excellent track record in   

  • Various EMC disciplines preferable including
  • EMI and power electronics
  • System level EMC
  • Radiated emission
  • EMC correct PCB design and filtering
  • Spice and 3D full wave simulations
  • Experience with RF, antennas and propagation is an asset
  • Knowledge of current EMC regulatory requirements.
  • Teaching in the field of electrical engineering 
  • Turning new ideas into industrial practice 
  • Establishing and running industrial collaborations with leading actors in the field.

Please note: the Lecturer Training Programme (an individually planned in-service teacher training programme for university teachers) is mandatory for newly appointed assistant professors at SDU. The Lecturer Training Programme is also offered to associate or full professors who do not have any university training education. If an appllicant completed a course similar to the Lecturer Training Programme, it is possible to apply for an exemption from the programme. 

Contact information
Further information about the position can be obtained from Head of Centre for Industrial Electronics, Professor Thomas Ebel, email:, phone: +45 93 50 72 05.

For information about the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, which encompasses the Centre for Industrial Electronics of SDU please see

For specific information on CIE please visit

Assessment process
A panel will assess the qualification of the candidate for the described post based on the submitted material, which must include

  • an overall vision for research and development activities
  • a Curriculum Vitae and statement of motivation
  • an account of significant contributions to the development of Electrical Engineering
  • an account of significant contributions to innovation in Industrial Electronics
  • an account of experience in teaching, supervision and examinations (teaching portfolio)
  • an account of collaborations with leading actors in the field
  • relevant diploma (MSc and PhD)
  • a list of publications indicating the publications attached, top ten marked
  • reference letters and other relevant qualifications may also be included (postdoctoral experience can be a bonus)
  • an account of experience in leading and developing R&D teams (for Associate Professor position)

Read about the Assessment and selection process. Shortlisting may be used.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Application procedure
Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent electronically via the link “Apply online”. Only online applications will be accepted and assessed. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 MB. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

The application must be in English.

Incomplete applications which do not meet the above-mentioned requirements and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

Conditions of employment
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation

The position will be at the rank of Associate Professor/Assistant Professor preferably have a starting date of 1 December 2022. The appointment is permanent for Associate Professor position and limited to 3 years (with the possibility of extension) for Assistant Professor position.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Living and working in Denmark
Foreign applicants will be offered Danish language training as part of the employment. The International Staff Office (ISO) at SDU provides a variety of services for new employees, guests and people who consider applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Among other things, the staff answers questions concerning salary, taxation, housing and accompanying family.

Send application
Deadline 2022-Sept-04

You can apply for the job at Faculty of Engineering by completing the application form


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