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Professor in Urban Water (2021-224-03819)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of the Built Environment a position as Professor in Urban Water is open for appointment from 1 April 2022 or soon hereafter. The position is located in Aalborg.

Job description

The Professor will be responsible for further development of the Urban Water research group within the fields: research, education, funding and outreach to industry.

The successful candidate for this position, must have a relevant research background within the research group's area. Further, the successful 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.

Teaching is within the studies of Water and Environment, Environmental Engineering, Physical Geography and Architecture and Design. Aalborg University features a problem-based learning approach, thus candidates with experience in group supervision are especially welcome. The fields of research, education and outreach for the Urban Water research group presently include following topics:

  • Urban hydrology
  • Climate adaptation strategies – real time control
  • Sensor technologies (hydrometric and water quality)
  • Remote Sensing – Weather radar observation and nowcasting
  • IoT in the urban hydrological cycle – the digital water sector
  • Urban drainage modelling
  • Stationary and non-stationary hydraulics
  • Hydrodynamics – CFD modelling.
  • Machine Learning in environmental system

The professor is expected to develop this research profile further and attract external funding to support the scientific work of the research group.

You may obtain further professional information from Head of Department Lars Pico Geerdsen, tel. +45 9940 2295 or mail lpg@build.aau.dk 

Qualification requirements:

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. 

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. 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.

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-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9582.

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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