Tenure track Associate professor or Assistant professor jobs in Chemical Engineering

    Tenure track Associate professor or Assistant professor jobs in Chemical Engineering

    Associate professor jobs – Tenure track Assistant professor jobs in Chemical Engineering, in the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, at Aarhus University, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    Apr 29, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionTenure track Assistant / Associate Professor
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research AreaChemical Engineering
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark
    Contract PeriodSix Years


    Assistant professor (tenure track): Candidates must demonstrate potential for outstanding research and teaching. Some years of post-graduate research and publication experience is required. Experience from successful external research collaborations with industry and academia, project management skills, and experience in attraction of external funding is preferred.
    Associate professor: Candidates must have a strong academic background, documented successful grant writing and experience with project management, industrial/public sector collaboration, as well as teaching and supervision experience


    • The candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Relevant industrial R&D experience is considered positive. Candidates must, relative to their career stage, have an exceptional record of research accomplishment, a record of sustained external funding, with concomitant nationally or internationally recognized leadership in their field.
    • The candidates are expected to be able to drive the build-up of internationally competitive research activities, and/or contribute to strengthening the current research activities. Commitment to excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including existing courses and development of new courses, is expected in the extend that it can be combined with the Head of Degree Program function.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The successful applicant will be working with the chemical basis of relevant processes and their translation into solving societal and industrial challenges. This position will support the strategic agenda of the university by extending the current range of strong competences in BCE. Possible topics for the position are all related to Chemical Engineering research and include, but is not restricted to, one of the following research areas:

    • Functional Materials
    • Biobased polymers
    • Process Engineering

    It is crucial that candidates have a deep understanding of real world systems and the ability to implement research in industrial applications. Ability to relate research to achievement of UN sustainability goals will be emphasized as well.

    It is an additional requirement that the successful candidate has strong interest in teaching, university education, and is willing and motivated to take the responsibility as Head of Degree Programme for the Chemical Engineering degrees at BCE. Extensive support for this task can be expected, as well as a significant reduction of teaching loads. Experience with developing and managing educational programs in chemical engineering will be considered an advantage, but is not a requirement.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click the Apply Online button mentioned above

    Documents Required

    Your application must contain a visionary research statement with concrete research proposals, a teaching statement and relevant experience with development of degree programmes, a CV including current research activities, R&D experience, a complete publication list as well as your teaching, fundraising and leadership experience. Both research and teaching statements should not be longer than 2-3 pages in length each. Please provide your Researcher ID, 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. Finally, you must indicate level (assistant professor or associate professor) you are applying for as well as the main disciplines that you specialize in. 

    About Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

    The Biological and Chemical Engineering Section has strong chemical engineering research areas within Environmental engineering, Materials Engineering and Process Engineering. Close collaboration with the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Molecular Biology & Genetics, iNano, Biosciences, Food, Agroecology and Chemistry, is a natural part of our culture. The successful applicant will be working with Chemical Engineering and will produce and disseminate knowledge and research results in the relevant field. Translation of results into solving relevant societal problems is a highly prioritized part of our work.


    • 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.


    Head of Department for Biological and Chemical Engineering
    Lars DM Ottosen
    Email: LDMO@bce.au.dk
    Phone: +45 51371671

    Head of Section for Process & Materials Engineering
    Anders Bentien
    Email: bentien@bce.au.dk
    Phone: +45 30369515

    Official advertisement

    Assistant professor (tenure track) / Associate professor in Chemical Engineering

    Post expires at 8:59am on Friday April 30th, 2021 (GMT+9)