At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, AAU Energy, a position as Assistant Professor in Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Technology within the mechanical and dynamic field is open for appointment from 1st August 2023 or soon hereafter for 4 years in total.


  • DEADLINE: 07.06.2023


  • REF NUMBER: 2023-224-05259

Job description

Aalborg University contributes to the knowledge building of the global society as well as the development of prosperity, welfare and culture of Danish society. This is accomplished through research, research-based education, public sector services and knowledge collaboration. Aalborg University educates students for the future and activities are based on a dynamic and transformative collaboration with the surrounding community. AAU Energy is a dynamic engineering research department in continuous growth and inspiring surroundings. AAU Energy has a very international environment and covers all areas of clean and sustainable energy systems of the future within electrical, thermal and mechatronic energy technology. AAU Energy has campuses in both Aalborg and Esbjerg, this position is in Aalborg. The mission is to be world leading in both research and research-based education of the energy engineers of the future. AAU Energy has approx. 300 employees of many nationalities, of which 25 are administrative staff. In addition, AAU Energy constantly has approx. 50-70 guest researchers from around the world. Research and teaching are in the absolute world elite in the field of energy, and we have extensive and leading workshop and laboratory facilities, where research and innovation are carried out in direct collaboration with industry to a great extent. The position is offered in relation to the research program”Low-power energy harvesting and i-solutions” and the Assistant Professor will be positioned to the section for“Thermal Engineering”.

Research areas will be within piezoelectricity for energy harvesting technologies, modeling and simulations of piezoelectric systems for various applications, and experimental testing within vibration and dynamic fields. Teaching will primarily be in low-power energy conversion technologies, but also in other study programmes at the University.It is expected that the candidate has a rich background in field of energy harvesting using piezoelectricity as well as substantial analytical competencies in modeling of piezoelectric materials and modules.Publications within these fields are advantageous. In addition, previous research grants are plus. It is expected that the candidate has a PhD within the energy and mechanical engineering fields and demonstrates well-developed research activities at an international level. It will be appreciated that the candidate’s approach to research and teamwork is characterized by an open and inclusive mind-set.

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Alireza Rezaniakolaei, phone:+45 9940 9276 or by mail: more about AAU at more about the AAU Energy at 

Qualification requirements:

Appointment as an Assistant Professor presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment.

Appointment as an Assistant Professor cannot exceed a period of four years in total in a temporary position(appointment at Assistant Professor level cannot exceed a period of eight years in total in Denmark).The application must contain the following: 

  • A statement outlining your reasons for applying, and intentions and visions with, the position.
  • Your curriculum vitae, including personal data, educational background, scientific qualifications, dissemination skills, participation in committees and boards, and additional qualifications relevant for the position.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas(Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • A complete list of publications.
  • Publications you wish to be considered by the assessment committee. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • A specification of your teaching qualifications relative to the teaching portfolio. If this is not enclosed you must include an explanation for its absence.
  • References/recommendations.

Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or not.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the”Apply online” button below.

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 Mathilde Vestergaard HR-Servicecentre EST by mail Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seenhere.

Wages and employment

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.

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