Open Call: Industrial PhD or Postdoc positions

The purpose of the Industrial Researcher program is to establish closer ties between companies and the university, as well as to connect young researchers to the private business sector.

Innovation Fund Denmark supports Industrial Researcher projects that fall within one of these three themes:

  • Green research, technology development and innovation
  • Life science, health and welfare technology
  • Strategic and challenge-driven research and innovation in new technologies

The call deadline is September 13. Please contact me in advance to facilitate the matchmaking process and write the proposal together. More information about the program can be found here:

4 Associate/Assistant Professorships (Tenure-Track) in Copenhagen

Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University’s Technical Faculty of IT and Design is looking to appoint a number of Assistant Professors (with possibility of tenure-track) for our Copenhagen Campus, starting June 1, 2023, or soon hereafter. Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University is highly regarded in Denmark among researchers, students, and external partners because of our leading research, education, and collaboration. The department currently has more than 150 scientific staff, 25 administrative staff, and 1200 students.<br /><br />In 2020 we have established a new department branch at the Copenhagen Campus, responsible for establishing bachelor’s and master’s educations in “Software”. This branch will over time build its own research profile and capacity, growing to around 20 scientific staff by 2025. Our research is recognised internationally and nationally to be at the highest level of excellence according to community standards, prioritizing quality over quantity. We balance applications and theory, and societal and scientific impact, applying research to solve real-world problems, while also conducting foundational research with potential long-term impact. As part of this, we are acknowledged and respected for close collaboration with industry and for applying research to create impact and value for society. Our educations are problem-based and recognised for producing highly skilled graduates with very high employability, who are experienced with project work on solving real-world problems in diverse teams and able to think critically about the technologies they develop. In the workplace, we strive for diversity in nationality, culture, and gender, success as a team effort, maintaining an inspiring physical work environment, and ensuring a good work-life balance. Over the last years, the department has grown over 25 % in scientific staff, hiring more than 15 assistant/associate professors. This expansion is fueled by the success of our educations and our steady growth in externally funded research projects and is expected to continue. For more information about the department, see <a href=””></a>. For more information about the faculty, see <a href=””></a>. For more information about living in Denmark and International Staff Unit, see <a href=””></a>. The International Staff Unit also offers service to spouses/partners.


We are looking to further expand our academic capacity in Copenhagen with up to 10 new positions over the next few years. We therefore welcome strong applications in the areas of Computer Science covered by our four research groups.

As Assistant Professor in Computer Science, you will be conducting research, teaching and engagement with society at an international standard. Facilitating this, you are associated with one of the department’s four research groups. 

Data Engineering, Science and Systems
The research concerns data management and analytics, including query processing, data mining, and machine learning, with emphasis on spatio-temporal, time-series, and multidimensional data. The research is constructive in nature, spans foundational topics and applications, and embraces a data science approach. Key applications are in digital energy and intelligent transportation.

Data, Knowledge and Web Engineering
This group emphasizes on graph data management, knowledge engineering, web data science, and machine learning, including heterogeneous data and systems, knowledge graphs, semantic technologies, natural language understanding, and recommender systems. Key applications are in bio science and health.

Distributed, Embedded and Intelligent Systems
This group emphasizes on foundational and logical theories, algorithms and tools for verification and validation, methodologies for real-time and embedded systems, networks and operating systems, probabilistic graphical models, machine learning, and programming technologies.

Human-Centered Computing
This group emphasizes on the design, development, and use of interactive computer systems from a human-centered perspective, including software development, digitalization, human-computer interaction, interaction design, user experience, and Innovation.

When appointed at the Copenhagen Campus, you will be delivering teaching on the “Software” education. Specifically, you should be able to teach one or more of the following subjects:

  • Algorithms and computability
  • Models and tools for verification
  • Programming paradigms
  • Data intensive systems
  • Distributed systems
  • Mobile HCI
  • Software innovation
  • Web information processing
  • Language and Compilers
  • Mobile data and location-based services

You will also be contributing to establishing and running this new education in close collaboration with colleagues from the department’s Aalborg Campus.

All new Assistant Professors will participate in a PBL course during the first semesters of their employment. For more information about PBL at Aalborg University, see more here.

Documented proficiency in English is also a requirement, and the department may require proof of proficiency. For more information on language requirements, please see more here.

For further information, please contact Head of Department Peter Axel Nielsen,

Interviews for the position will be on 17th and 18th April 2023. If you continue in the employment process a second interview will be on 1st May 2023. Before the second interview there may be online tests.

Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University offer highly qualified candidates an attractive career path via tenure-track. Tenure-track assistant professors are appointed for a period of six years with the prospect of performance-based promotion to a tenured position as Associate Professor. Tenure-track assistant professors are expected to have international academic standing, demonstrating acclaimed competitive research, and/or have a recognized high potential for future impact.

In tenure-track employment, AAU pays particular attention to:

  • The candidate has demonstrated a high degree of autonomy in his/her previous education and employment path
  • The candidate shows considerable potential and is among the best in his/her field
  • The candidate has academic experience from several universities and/or research institutions and preferably international experience
  • The candidate is a skilled communicator
  • The candidate writes and speaks English at the academic level
  • The candidate is expected to meet the criteria for permanent employment at AAU at the end of the tenure-Track process

If granted tenure-track, the tenure-track assistant professor will have an annual interview with the head of department. An internal assessment committee will conduct a mid-term evaluation after 3 years, and an external assessment committee will conduct a final review after 5.5 years. If the final review is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as associate professor.

The following criteria are part of the tenure-track review:

  • Quality, originality and impact of research
  • The quality of research-based teaching and the ability to develop, organise, and evaluate teaching activities.
  • The level of experience with grant proposals and level of experience in communicating research to relevant stakeholders.
  • The level of contributions to an active academic environment and ability to collaborate and build relationships.

Qualification requirements
Appointment as an Assistant Professor presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. 

Appointment as an Assistant Professor cannot exceed a period of four years in total in a temporary position (appointment at Assistant Professor level cannot exceed a period of eight years in total in Denmark). 

The application must contain the following: 

  • Clear indication of:
    1. Which of the 4 research groups you wish to be associated with.
    2. Which of the listed topics you are able to teach.
    3. Whether you are applying for a tenure-track position or not.
  • A statement outlining your reasons for applying, and intentions and visions with, the position.
  • Your curriculum vitae, including personal data, educational background, scientific qualifications, dissemination skills, participation in committees and boards, and additional qualifications relevant for the position.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • A complete list of publications.
  • Publications you wish to be considered by the assessment committee. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • A specification of your teaching qualifications relative to the teaching portfolio. If this is not enclosed you must include an explanation for its absence.
  • References/recommendations.

Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or not.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Søren Kjelst Klausen by mail or phone (+45) 9940 3939.

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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