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2021-224-03659 Assistant professor in Media Technology

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, a full-time position as Assistant Professor in Media Technology at the campus in Copenhagen is open for appointment from January 1 2022 or soon hereafter. The position is available for a period of 3 years with the possibility of an extension for 1 year. The Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology has as its goal the development of an innovative cluster of engineering-based environments for education and research which integrate creativity, engineering and technology within the disciplines of architecture, urban design, industrial design, digital design and interactive media. The department is a leading research and educational environment in Denmark that addresses the challenge of the interplay between creativity and technology, and develops new areas in research and education directed towards the end-user.

Job description

Research areas will be within Media Technology, focusing on virtual reality as a tool to help children, adolescents, and adults with mental disabilities learn social and daily living skills.

The candidate is expected to collaborate with psychologists, psychiatrists, teachers, and other experts in mental disabilities to design, develop and evaluate virtual reality interventions designed to help this target group. Experience in programming virtual reality applications and previous experience collaborating with professionals working with individuals with mental disabilities is an asset for this position.

Other important assets are international academic activity and experience in research collaborations. It is expected that the applicant can document the ability to participate in research projects, designing and implementing field trials with upcoming technologies for individuals with mental disabilities. The applicant is also expected to demonstrate the ability to write international publications.

Teaching will primarily be in the following two educations: a) “Medialogy” (Bachelor) and b) “Medialogy (M.Sc.). The teaching areas include the course Interaction Design, Programming for Virtual Reality, and supervising semester projects on both educations. Additionally, the candidate is expected to coordinate semesters on the Medialogy bachelor program, which will require some Danish skills.

You may obtain further information about the position from Professor Stefania Serafin. Phone: +4599402475, e-mail: sts@create.aau.dk

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. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed 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 Camilla Bjerregaard Bock by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9582.

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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