Associate professor in Robot mechatronics and Artificial intelligence

    Associate professor in Robot mechatronics and Artificial intelligence

    Associate professor in Robot mechatronics and Artificial intelligence, in the Computer Science Department at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    June 02, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionAssociate professor
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Robotics
    – Mechanical and electrical engineering
    – Computer engineering
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceComputer Science Department
    IT University of Copenhagen ITU
    Contract PeriodNot mentioned
    Starting dateSep 2021


    We look to hire a strong candidate holding a PhD in robotics, mechanical and electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or a closely related field.

    The candidate is expected to work with the existing robotics group and to conduct research and research-based teaching in one or more of the following:

    • Design and construction of complete robots, including mechanical and electrical design and artificial intelligence based control
    • Possible areas of interest include modular robots, self-reconfigurable robots, liquid handling robots, autonomous robots, embodied artificial intelligence and bio-inspired robots


    • Publications of research at a high international level in well-respected peer-reviewed venues, such as IEEE conferences in robotics and artificial intelligence (e.g. ICRA/IROS), IJRR, Autonomous Robots, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Artificial Life, and GECCO.
    • Competences in developing and conducting teaching that is well-received by students
    • A record of contributing to the goals of the institutions in which they have worked, for example participation in departmental committees, etc.

    In addition, candidates should be able to:

    • Attract external research funding
    • Supervise PhD students
    • Read/speak a Scandinavian language, or have the willingness to learn Danish

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The candidate is expected to conduct research and to collaborate with fellow faculty members robotics and artificial intelligence and to develop interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaborations when relevant. The candidate is expected to contribute to the IT University’s education programs, especially software development, computer science, software design, and data science, both by giving courses and by supervising BSc and MSc theses. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to engage with society through external collaboration, to participate in securing external funding, and to contribute to the IT University’s strategic goals.

    How to Apply?

    You can only apply for this position by pushing the button “Apply Online” mentioned above

    Documents Required

    The application must be in English and must include:

    • A motivated application, including a cogent argument for how qualified you are for the position and brief statements of research and teaching plans
    • A full CV, including name, address, phone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background
    • Documentation of academic degrees (copy of degree certificates etc.)
    • Copies of 3-5 publications relevant to the position.
    • A numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications should be marked with an asterisk (*)
    • Documentation of pedagogical experience and teaching record within one or more of the teaching areas listed for the position
    • preferably documentation of both a) received observation and feedback on teaching, b) pedagogical training courses as a teacher, c) a formal written assessment of teaching competence and d) a teaching record within one or more of the teaching areas listed for the position

    About  IT University of Copenhagen

    The IT University’s vision is to create and share knowledge that is profound and leads to ground-breaking information technology and services for the benefit of humanity. The Computer Science Department seeks to conduct research and education that are both foundational and have impact on industry and society.

    Located in modern architecture at the intersection of the new Ørestad and the old Amager, a 6-minute metro ride from the center of Copenhagen, the IT University offers an informal working environment, a varied everyday life, and a highly motivated, ambitious, competent, and international faculty, with PhD degrees from 15 different countries. The IT University is an equal opportunity employer and prides itself in actively and successfully pursuing an improved gender balance among students and among faculty. We encourage applicants from underrepresented groups.


    Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).


    Head of Department, Peter Sestoft, IT University of Copenhagen

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    Associate professorship in robot mechatronics and artificial intelligence

    Post expires at 8:59am on Thursday June 3rd, 2021 (GMT+9)