Assistant Professor in Automation and Control

tirsdag 08 okt 19

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The Automation and Control Group at the Department of Electrical Engineering seeks a highly qualified and motivated candidate for a position as Assistant Professor in the generic areas of control, automation and autonomy. The assistant professorship is a permanent entry-level faculty position. The application area of research is marine craft, and the research will include methods to make automation solutions safe, dependable and resilient when they encounter real world environments.

Automation and Control Group performs research in the technical sciences related to automation. A holistic and interdisciplinary approach is applied to the research within the field of robust autonomous systems and it is pursued as the key to the development of automation solutions able to reliably perform under uncertainty. The group research activities branch into three major directions: condition monitoring and decision support; change detection and fault tolerant control, reconfigurable and self-learning systems; perception and situation awareness under uncertainty.

The research part of the position is sponsored by ShippingLab, see ( ShippingLab is a team effort between marine industry, universities and institutions.

Responsibilities and tasks
The assistant professor will participate in a team effort to reach ambitious research goals in an effort where theoretical achievements will have high impact in maritime applications.

Our new Assistant Professor should have the following profile: 

  • A record of accomplishment in automation and control, estimation, monitoring or autonomous systems.
  • A keen interest in research that can ensure safety of automatic control systems that has built-in functions to make autonomous decisions.
  • Experience in working with theory that works in practice will be a qualification
We will expect our new colleague to: 
  • Engage in research to obtain safe autonomous navigation and control of marine craft.
  • Be visionary in your approach to extend classical methods for use in autonomous systems.
  • Be motivated by demonstrating your results on real life systems.
  • Be dedicated to teaching and research and be keen on publishing results in leading international journals.
  • Make popular highlights to professional media and give seminars to scientific and professional audiences.
  • Teach courses at MSc and PhD levels and supervise students.
  • Be a good team player and have the ability to motivate younger colleagues to  achieve ambitious goals.
For international candidates, DTU can provide Danish language courses enabling the candidates to teach in Danish within 2-3 years.

The successful applicant should have the following profile: 
  • A PhD degree in Automation and Control or in Robotics
  • A record of accomplishment in technical sciences, documented through scientific publications in international journals and at international conferences.
  • Some teaching experience will be an additional qualification.
  • Thrive in collaboration and teamwork.
  • Be motivated to push boundaries.
  • Enjoy working with complex topics in a team with peers.
  • Be motivated by both individual and team accomplishments.
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to 
  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International experience
  • Internal and external collaboration
  • Communication skills
Consideration will also be given to: 
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record, and research vision
  • Leadership potential and collaboration
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

An assistant professorship is a permanent entry-level faculty position.
After a maximum of 4 years, an assistant professor can be promoted to an associate professor position after assessment. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Mogens Blanke, tel.: +45 29 91 09 65,

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 23 October 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • List of publications with indication of scientific highlights
  • H-index, and ORCID identifier (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc and PhD)
The research has civilian objectives but equipment restricted by export licenses and ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) is being used. Therefore, applicants that are citizens of Denmark, Norway and other NATO countries, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan are eligible. Other nationalities will not be eligible.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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