Professor in Astrophysics (2021-224-03660)
At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Materials and
Production, Aalborg University (AAU), a position as Professor in
astrophysics is available from January 1st, 2022 or soon hereafter. The
Department of Materials and Production is currently strengthening its research
and teaching activities within physics and hereby invites applicants with a
strong and independent research profile at the forefront of modern
astrophysics. Department of Materials and Production (MP) is a wide-ranging
research and educational environment at Aalborg University. The Department's
mission is to meet the future's demands for new materials and production
systems by directing the whole value chain from basic material understanding,
materials' applications in mechanical constructions, industrial production and
management. The department has several strong, international and innovative
research groups, which comprise everything from basic science to strategic and
applicable research. The activities encompass research as well as education
within materials, mechanics, physics, production technique, and industrial
management and innovation. Benefitting the industry and additional
collaborators several innovative and unconventional collaborations have been
and are developed through interdisciplinary co-operations. Thereby, as an
employee at the Department you will become a part of an international research
environment, where focus is on innovation, knowledge sharing/building and
This is a full-time permanent position that includes research, teaching and
research management. It is important that the applicant is eager to contribute
to the development of the department and takes part in the daily activities,
including both teaching and supervision. The position is affiliated with the
research group in physics, which works with fundamental and applied research
in solid state physics, materials and optics.
The candidate is expected to have comprehensive and outstanding research
experience in theoretical astrophysics within the following areas:
Compact objects (neutron stars, black holes and white dwarfs)
Gravitational wave sources
Interacting binaries and stellar evolution (in particular X-ray
The successful candidate must be an outstanding scientist who has already had
significant international impact on research and who has demonstrated the
vision and creativity to define an independent research program with a high
impact. The successful candidate has the scientific maturity to establish an
independent research group, and is expected to have strong international
collaborative ties. Experience with leading and coordinating internationally
recognized research activities is a further advantage.
The candidate must have a demonstrated record of extensive and dedicated
teaching, including positive student and/or mentor evaluations, reflections
upon own teaching practice, and a well-founded experience with independent
curriculum development. At Aalborg University, our philosophy of teaching is
the world-renowned Aalborg model of problem-based learning (PBL). Documented
experience with this learning approach is therefore considered an advantage
but is not a prerequisite.
The candidate must have leadership and management skills of young people and a
solid experience with supervision at all academic levels (from Bachelor
students to postdocs).
Prime duties. The successful candidate is expected to:
Build up and maintain an excellent research environment in astrophysics
Actively engage in student recruitment in general to strengthen physics
Teach undergraduate and graduate students, primarily in astrophysics
Handle management of researchers and students with different research and
Motivate and develop the full potential of young researchers
Contribute in a positive and constructive manner to the overall activities
of the Department of Materials and Production
Raise third-party funding
The following criteria are considered a framework for an overall assessment of
the candidates: research, teaching, scientific impact, outreach,
organizational contribution, leadership, external funding, independence,
creativity and collaborative skills.
You may obtain further professional information from Head of Department,
Professor Kjeld Pedersen, +45 9940 9220 or by firstname.lastname@example.org.
The successful applicant can demonstrate a documented high level of
original scientific production at an international level, including proven
further development of the research area in question. An assessment of the
candidate's undertaking of research management and/or other possible
management functions will also be taken into account. In addition the
applicant is expected to have the qualifications required for undertaking
teaching responsibilities. Special contributions to and development of
educational and teaching related areas will be considered in the overall
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
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.
The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online"
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
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
Mathilde Vestergaard Nielsen by mail email@example.com or phone (+45)
Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching
portfolio and procedures can be seen here
Appointment and salary acc. to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance
and the Danish Confederation of professional Associations (AC) on Academics
in the State. Employment as Professor is in accordance with a classified
position on scale 37. In addition, a pensionable increment will be given.
Tue Oct 12 00:00:00 CEST 2021