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Associate Professor in Fluid Power and Mechatronic Systems (2019-224-02089)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology a position as Associate Professor in Fluid Power and Mechatronic Systems is open for appointment from 1. March 2019, or soon hereafter. The Department of Energy Technology is an expanding department covering most fields of Energy Technology ranging from electrical energy (Power Systems, Power Electronics and Electrical Machines) to thermal energy including Energy Systems and Fluid Mechanics and Combustion but also Mechatronic systems. The department has about 280 employees – out of them are more than 100 Ph.D. students. The laboratory-facilities are world-class and the research carried out is most often in collaboration with industry. The position is offered in relation to the research program " Fluid Power for Renewable Energy Applications " and the associate professor will be positioned to the section for Fluid Power and Mechatronic.

Job description

Research areas will be within digital fluid power technology and tribology. Candidates are expected to have experience from industrial work in offshore, mobile- and process-related industry or experience from cooperation with this kind of industry. The candidates are also expected to possess practical skills in several of the following areas: analysis of hydraulic components and systems, multi-body dynamics, measurement techniques, instrumentation, hydraulic servo systems, programming, modeling, simulation and of mechatronic systems (hydraulics, mechanics and control). We also expect candidates to master software: LabView, Matlab/Simulink, and production of drawings and models in 3D CAD.

Teaching will primarily be related to the specializations Mechatronic Control Engineering (MCE) at the Energy Study Board (N) and Electro-Mechanical System Design (EMSD) at the Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Study Board (M). Especially, the applicant should have teaching experience within general fluid power systems; both general static/dynamic analysis and design. Also teaching experience within classical control and advanced control methods will be appreciated. The courses are to be conducted in both Danish and English.

You may obtain further professional information from Professor Torben O. Andersen, phone: 9940 9269, toa@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 Lone Lund Oernsholt by mail llr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 3494.

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.

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Mon Jan 21 00:00:00 CET 2019

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