2021-224-03803 Assistant professor in Urban water
At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of the Built Environment
at Aalborg University's campus in Aalborg a position as Assistant Professor in
Urban Water is open for appointment from April 1, 2022 or soon hereafter. The
position is for 4 years. The Department of the Built Environment (BUILD)
focuses on the technical and scientific disciplines within the built
environment. Research areas span from Indoor Environment and Energy Efficient
buildings, Wind Turbines, Structural Design, Structural Materials,
Geotechnical Engineering, Wave Energy to Traffic along with many other areas.
The research is conducted in a national as well as an international research
environment. The department takes on contract research for both public
institutions and private companies. The research projects involve both
theoretical research and in situ measurements along with laboratory
experiments. As an employee at the Department of the Built Environment, you
become a part of an international research environment, where focus is on
innovation, knowledge sharing and interdisciplinary collaborations.
Research areas will be within Urban Hydrology. Teaching will primarily be in
Civil Engineering, Water and Environment and Physical Geography, but also in
other study programmes at the University.
The research group of Urban Water has four tenure staff, one postdoc, one PhD
student, one research assistant, and two technicians who currently are working
on both research and education. The main research of the assistant professor
will be on urban hydrology with focus on interaction between storm drainage
system and groundwater, flood modelling, Real-time modelling of urban storm
drainage. An important part of research is to develop new methods and models,
which can describe the complex interaction of hydrological subsystems in an
It is important that the candidate has documented experience within the urban
water engineering, urban hydrology, and hydrodynamics. Furthermore, the
candidate also has to have experience with making, deploying and operation of
loT sensors for parameters such as level, flow, rain etc. As the research
group code their own models in C, Python, and Matlab, it is beneficial to have
an experience with programming in these languages. Also, experience with use
of other commercial models, such as Modflow/GMS, MIKE models, COMSOL and GIS
models is preferable. A combination of CFD models and physical sensors are
used to design the next generation of hydrological surveillance systems. The
research will contribute to the further development of this technology.
As the position of assistant professor also includes a substantive involvement
in the teaching and supervision within the university programs Water and
environment, Environmental Technology, Biology, Chemistry and physical
geography, the successful candidate that document the relevant teaching
experience and merits for similar curricula will be an advantage. We have a
modern and well-equipped Environmental hydraulics lab and several field
experimental sites for various environmental studies. The laboratory has
advanced sensors such as weather radars, disdrometers, loT, Drones, LDA
sensors and access to recirculation flumes and wave tanks.
You may obtain further professional information from Associate professor Søren
Liedtke Thordahl, phone +45 9940 8475, by e-mail email@example.com
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Appointment as an Assistant Professor presupposes scientific qualifications at
PhD–level or similar. The research potential of each applicant will be
evaluated in the overall assessment.
Appointment as an Assistant Professor cannot exceed a period of four years in
total in a temporary position (appointment of an Assistant Professor cannot
exceed a period of eight years in total in Denmark).
The application must contain the following:
A statement outlining your reasons for applying, your 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
Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). If requested,
you can 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 five publications.
A specification of your teaching qualifications related to the teaching
portfolio. If this is not enclosed, you must include an explanation for
Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for
applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment
committee will select candidates for the assessment. All applicants will be
informed whether they will be assessed or not.
The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online"
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
Camilla B. Bock by mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (+45) 9940 9582.
More detailed 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