Associate Professor in chemical process engineering

Teacher and Scientist

March 1, 2017

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a position as Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering 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 i Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnolgy and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. Place of employment of the position is Section of Chemical Engineering in Esbjerg.  


The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience is seeking a dynamic, problem-solving Associate Professor to join a team of scientists and experts in Chemical Engineering. The successful applicant shall participate in development of research in chemical engineering with particular focus on process engineering and chemical reaction engineering and/or unit operations, participate in applying for external funding within the research area and participate in developing and maintaining the experimental facilities associated to the research area.

Teaching will be at both bachelor and master level in the Bachelor Programme in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and the Master Programmes in Chemical Engineering and Oil and Gas Technology, but potentially also in other study programs of the university. Teaching will primarily be within process engineering and unit operations in the framework of course teaching and student project supervision.

The successful applicant must have experience with chemical process engineering, industrial project collaborations and insights into modern chemical production (upstream and/or downstream processes). Research experience with HYSYS or other equivalent process simulation software is expected. The applicant needs a demonstrated record of publishing peer-reviewed research and attraction of research funding and demonstrated experience in student mentoring and teaching. Experience with problem and project based learning is desired.

Additionally, evidence of excellent communication skills, both written and oral, documentation for ability to work in interdisciplinary teams to conduct transdisciplinary research and outreach activities, demonstrated leadership ability in outreach and/or research and demonstrated knowledge of the application of research techniques applied to the area described above is desired.

You may obtain further professional information from Head of Section of Chemical Engineering, Jens Muff, mail or phone (+45) 9940 3564

  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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