Professor in Electrical Engineering

Aarhus University (AU)
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Aarhus University (AU) invites applications for a position as (full) professor to our research within mixed-signal integrated Circuits design in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). The responsibility of the professor is to advance the research within (a) IC design for low-power applications (including, biomedical wearables and implants, internet of things) in CMOS technologies; and (b) emerging technologies such as spintronics and memristive-based devices by exploring new computing mechanisms, e.g., event-based computing (brain-inspired). The professor must provide scientific leadership to fundamental research in these areas as well as contributing to technology transfer and creating a strong scientific foundation for industrial collaboration.

The university has made an ambitious strategic investment in a 2025-year recruitment plan to increase its activities significantly within research and education in the engineering sciences with the vision of bringing AU into the global engineering elite. As of 1 January 2021 ECE became a department within the Faculty of Technical Sciences to further reinforce the growth strategy.

Candidates must have a PhD in electrical engineering or a closely related field. In the assessment of candidates, strong emphasis and consideration will be given to:

  • Excellence in research demonstrated by publications in relevant scientific journals and conferences;
  • Research impact, e.g., in terms of citations, as well as technology transfer and commercialization, e.g., patent applications;
  • Experience and successful in attracting funding for research projects with national and international research agencies and industry as well as demonstrated experience in research leadership. In particular, frontier research funding (e.g., FET Open) is a plus;
  • Experience and impact from collaboration with relevant industry partners;
  • Research network and established research collaboration with relevant academic and industrial partners;
  • Experience and quality of teaching and supervision, as well as experience in development of research-based educations;
  • Experience in MSc, PhD and post-doctoral training; and
  • Excellent communication skills.

For the position, it is crucial that candidates hold a deep understanding of real-world systems and applications/problems within novel computing paradigms for future electronics within biomedical applications, sensor interfaces for IoT, next generation memories using emerging technologies, in-memory computing or other application fields. It is further a key for success that the candidate can lead the activities in our department in these application/problem domains.

The candidate is expected to be able to drive the build-up of internationally competitive research activities, to contribute to strengthening current research activities, and expanding industrial collaboration. The professor will act as head of a research group, participate in knowledge exchange with society and industry, raise external funding and participate in supervision of PhD students and post-doctoral training, be responsible for the educational guidance of assistant professors, and grow the research group/team and research lab. Furthermore, the professor will be active contributor to the development of the ECE organization.

The professor is expected to participate in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels in both electrical and computer engineering study programs, and to engage in the continued development of both existing and new courses. Undergraduate courses are primarily taught in Danish, whereas other courses are taught in English. The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Your application must be in English and include a CV that describes research activities, R&D experience, a complete publication list as well as your teaching, fundraising and leadership experience. Also, a teaching plan/statement and a research plan (length of 2-5 pages including your planned research directions) are required. Please provide your ResearcherID, Google Scholar profile link, and/or a unique search query in Google Scholar and/or Web of Science to retrieve your publication and citation track record. Also, please provide names of references (minimum 3) whom the search committee may contact directly. All applications must be made online.

The position is available from 1st of March 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Place of employment and place of work

Place of employment is Aarhus University, and place of work is Faculty of Technical Sciences, Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus.

Further information

For more information, please contact Head of Department of Electro and Computer Engineering, Mikael Bergholz Knudsen ( / +45 21745355).

Deadline: 12th of October 2021.

Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range Formalities and salary range

Technical Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Ensuring gender balance at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is a high priority at Aarhus University, and therefore, we particularly encourage women to apply for this position. No candidate will be given preferential treatment, and all applicants will be assessed on the basis of their qualifications for the position in question.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.


Aarhus University

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at


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