Professors in Electrical Engineering University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Engineering Denmark

Professors in Electrical Engineering


The cross-border region Denmark-Germany is turning into a powerhouse in industrial electronics. Very recently, the Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE) at University of Southern Denmark (SDU) was established by a strong partnership between industry, academia and regional authorities. CIE is located at the campus of SDU Sønderborg and surrounded by a vibrant industrial environment. CIE is part of the section Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering. 

Job description

We are seeking innovative and visionary research and development leaders for the Section Electrical Engineering with its locations in Odense and Sønderborg. The section currently has 30 staff including senior (full and associate professors) and junior (assistant professors and Post Docs) academic staff, PhDs and support staff. This is expected to grow to 60 in a few years. The financial foundation for this growth as well as for the development of new research and test laboratories in key disciplines for Industrial Electronics has been secured. On this basis, we strive for unique and excellent value in research, innovation and education. 

It is our vision that Electrical Engineering at SDU will excel in areas of key relevance for companies in the region of Southern Denmark and beyond, including but not limited to 

  • Power electronic components and systems

  • Wide band-gap devices

  • Failure and reliability analysis

  • Packaging and thermal management

  • Electromagnetic compatibility and immunity


The position(s) will be at the rank of Professor or Professor with Special Responsibilities (Prof. WSR) and preferably have a starting date of 1.8.2018. The appointments are permanent. The position as Prof. WSR is for five years, extendible to eight after which the position continues as Associate professor. It is the intent within five years to open a permanent position as Professor for which the Prof. WSR can compete.



The successful candidate holds a PhD in engineering or natural sciences and has an excellent track record in

  • developing the field of electrical engineering

  • teaching in the field of electrical engineering

  • turning new ideas into industrial practice

  • leading and developing teams of researchers and developers

  • establishing and running collaborations with leading actors in the field.



A panel will assess the qualification of the candidate for the described post based on the submitted material, which should include

  • an overall vision for research and development activities

  • a Curriculum Vitae and statement of motivation

  • an account of significant contributions to the development of Electrical Engineering

  • an account of significant contributions to innovation in Industrial Electronics

  • an account of experience in leading and developing R&D teams

  • an account of experience in education and outreach

  • an account of collaborations with leading actors in the field

  • relevant diplomas

  • a list of publications, top ten marked.


For information about the Mads Clausen Institute, which encompasses SDU Electrical Engineering please see For specific information on CIE please visit 

You are also welcome to contact the Head of the Mads Clausen Institute, Professor Horst-Günter Rubahn (,  +45 6011 3517) for further information.

Application, salary, and condition of employment etc.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree within the mentioned research area and will be expected to teach and instruct students who participate in bachelor and master courses.


Owing to the increasingly international focus of the degree programs, applicants must demonstrate ability to teach in English. If the successful applicant is not fluent in Danish, he or she will be expected to learn Danish within a period of approximately two years.


All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.


Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty. 

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, the applicant may be called for interview.

Employment shall be on the terms specified in the labour market agreement with the opportunity for individual negotiation. 

Applications must be submitted online using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

Read the guideline for applicants.

An application must include:

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc, PhD) - Danish or English transcripts

  • Teaching portfolio (please see below)

  • Documentatation for research management

  • List of publications indicating the publications attached

  • Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication, a possible co-author statement must be part of this pdf-file


Applicants for a professorship at the Faculty of Engineering are requested to submit a teaching portfolio with the application as documentation for teaching experience as well as supervision qualifications. Please read more here. Since not all members of the appointment committee are Danish-speaking, it is recommended that all your documents are submitted in English.


Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.


The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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