Assistant Professor in Functional Modelling of Complex Industrial Systems

DTU Electrical Eng
Thursday 09 Mar 17

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The Department of Electrical Engineering seeks highly talented applicants for an assistant professor position with focus on Functional Modelling of Complex Industrial Systems for diagnosis and counter action planning in order to maintain and develop a strong cooperation with DTU centres, international and industrial partners.

The position is open for employment as soon as possible.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will take active part in developing and carrying out research in our Automation and Control group. The research of the group is focused on safe and reliable systems in different domains, including topics like robotics and autonomous systems. You are expected to play a leading role in research, education and innovation within your specific field.   

You will be part of our team and contribute to the ambitious objectives of our group. We expect you to contribute to the internal collaboration at the department, collaboration across DTU and external collaboration with industrial partners and to take part in the management of research and innovation activities.  

Furthermore, you will take part in the department’s education within electrical engineering at BSc, MSc and PhD levels.   

Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) and have a background in electrical engineering as well as control engineering and have documented research experience within the following areas: 

  • Functional modelling techniques i.e. using Multi-level Flow modelling (MFM)
  • Assessment of Operational situations
  • On-line monitoring and operator decision support
  • Knowledge representation of Complex plants
  • Applications of Rule-based Reasoning

In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to 

  • experience in teaching
  • scientific production and research potential at an international level
  • the ability to promote and utilize research results
  • an all-round experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • the ability to contribute to development of internal and external cooperation
We offer
DTU offers an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. DTU is a leading technical university in Northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

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

An assistant professorship is a permanent entry-level faculty position. After a maximum of 4 years, the employee transfers to a position as associate professor provided that the employee is recommended for assessment and assessed as qualified. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Group Ole Ravn, tel.: +45 4525 3560.

You can read more about the Automation and Control Group on  

Application procedure   
Please submit your online application no later than 24 March 2017.  Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:  
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Documentation of teaching experience, if any (e.g. in the form of a teaching portfolio)

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

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

The Department of Electrical Engineering is the central department at the Technical University of Denmark within electrical and biomedical engineering. Including PhD students we have a total of 270 staff members. It is our goal to ensure research and engineering training at the highest international level. The department is organized into 7 sections and a number of centres. Please read more about Department of Electrical Engineering on   

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.