Associate Professor in chemical process engineering unit operations

Teacher and Scientist

March 15, 2017

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience a position as Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering Unit Operation is open for appointment from 1 October 2017 or soon hereafter. The Department consists of five sections of which three are located in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Technology and Biology, one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. Place of employment of the position is Section of Chemistry in Aalborg.  


We seek a scientist with qualifications at Associate Professor level to strengthen our research in chemical engineering and unit operations. The applicant must hold a PhD degree or similar and have a strong background in chemistry and chemical engineering.

The applicant must have demonstrated excellent research at an international level in one or more of the areas mentioned below:

Downstream processing

Scale-up of unit operations

Numerical modelling of chemical processes

Separation processes


The applicant will initially be affiliated with the Separation Science Group at Section of Chemistry but is expected to develop his or her own research group. The successful applicant is expected to be able to conduct research and innovation collaborations with industry. The applicant should develop an interdisciplinary approach to solving real life problems interacting with colleagues of the department, as well as, being able to develop a strong national and international academic network. The successful applicant must have a documented record in attracting external funding of his/hers research through national and/or international funding agencies and/or industrial collaborations and will be expected to be able to further be able to attract external funding.

The applicant will be responsible for research-based teaching in e.g. basic chemistry and process technology. The applicant will be responsible for supervision of both undergraduate and graduate students. Previous teaching experience will be an advantage.

You may obtain further professional information from Head of sektion, Associate Professor Kim Lambert Lambertsen, e-mail:, phone: (+45) 3053 1478.  Qualification requirements: The level of qualification for Associate Professors shall correspond to the level, which can be achieved on the basis of the appointment as Assistant Professor, but may be achievable in other ways. The appointment presupposes that the applicant can demonstrate original scientific production at an international level as well as documented teaching qualifications. Appointment to the position requires that both research and teaching qualifications are at the requested level. The two qualifications will be given equal and principal priority 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.An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Hanne Skovrider by mail or phone (+45) 9940 9631.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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