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Professor Position in Digital Transformation of Power Electronics Based Energy Systems – Aalborg University, Jun 2022


Aalborg University invites applications for a position as Professor in Digital Transformation of Power Electronics Based Energy Systems, at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, AAU Energy, Denmark – Jun 2022

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General Info

Position: Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Aug 01, 2022
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

AAU Energy

Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

The successful applicant can demonstrate a documented high level of original scientific production at an international level, including proven further development of the research area in question. An assessment of the candidate’s undertaking of research management and/or other possible management functions will also be taken into account. In addition the applicant is expected to have the qualifications required for undertaking teaching responsibilities. Special contributions to and development of educational and teaching related areas will be considered in the overall assessment.

Responsibilities/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 mission on Digital Transformation and AI for Smart and Resilient Energy Systems, and the professor will be positioned to the section of Applied Power Electronic Systems.

The successful candidate will be a central figure in developing and taking a leading role in the digital energy research area. Leadership qualifications are emphasized for this role.

The candidate must have a relevant research background within the digital energy research. Research challenges include application of cloud & edge computing, machine learning and communication technologies to optimize the control, design and diagnostics of power electronic converters and converter-based energy systems. Furthermore, the candidate has experience in developing innovative approaches for computationally efficient and secure controlling, designing and monitoring power electronics converters and systems with a proven ability and technical skills to develop lab-scale prototypes and real-world demonstration sites.

The candidate must have a proven track record in terms of publications at the highest international level within the area, interdisciplinary research collaborations with top universities internationally, and national and regional collaborations with private and public organizations and industry.

Aalborg University features a problem-based learning approach, thus candidates with experience in group supervision are especially welcome. We expect that the successful applicant will actively participate in the daily life at the department and fundraising to increase research activities within the area.

Your motivated application must contain a 3-year research plan of 1-2 pages, preferable contact information to two or three references, a CV, a link to either your Google scholar profile, ResearcherID or a unique search profile or query from Web of Science or Publish or Perish with your publication and citation record. The candidate must document a strong international profile and experience in attracting research funding.

The professorship is a full-time position with teaching responsibilities, and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the continued development of world class teaching within the research area. Teaching will primarily be in the areas of power electronics and energy systems at B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. level within the Energy study program. Teaching at other study programs within AAU may occur. Experience with problem-based learning (PBL) which is Aalborg University’s main teaching philosophy is prioritized. The candidate should be able to document extended research at a high international research level, as well as provide a form of portfolio documentation of teaching competences and experience.

You may obtain further professional information from Head of AAU Energy, Professor Lasse Rosendahl, [email protected].Read more about AAU at www.aau.dk.Read more about AAU Energy www.energy.aau.dk.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 2022-224-04586

Application Procedure

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.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.

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

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Note or Other details

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


Appointment and salary acc. to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of professional Associations (AC) on Academics in the State. Employment as Professor is in accordance with a classified position on scale 37. In addition, a pensionable increment will be given.

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Contact details

For further information concerning the application procedure, please contact Mathilde Vestergaard HR-Servicecentre EST by mail [email protected]

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