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 SDU Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering.

Job description
We are seeking an innovative and visionary Assistant Professor for the Centre for Industrial Electronics in Sønderborg. The Centre 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 50 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.

Candidates are thus required to have a proven research record in at least one of the following fields:

  • Prediction and estimation theory, time series forecasting
  • Mathematical optimization
  • Artificial intelligence (machine learning, deep learning)
  • Intelligent systems, particularly intelligent scheduling algorithms
  • Wireless and distributed communication systems
  • Information and coding theory, signal processing
  • Localization and navigation principles
  • Autonomous driving

The candidates must have a PhD in engineering or natural sciences. We also expect:

  • An outstanding research and publication track record
  • Extensive experience with industrial collaboration
  • A strong track record of attracting research funding
  • Programming skills (Python, Matlab, C++, shell programming (linux))
  • Data science frameworks and interactive tools (tensorflow, pandas, dash, plotly)
  • Teaching: wireless communication and IoT, distributed systems, machine learning, estimation theory

Appointment to the positions will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

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

  • ideas 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 education and outreach
  • relevant diplomas
  • a list of publications.

The position is limited in time for 3 years. 

For information about the Department of Mechanical and Electrical engineering, which encompasses SDU Electrical Engineering please see

For specific information on section and centre, please visit and You are also welcome to contact the Head of the CIE, Associate Professor Thomas Ebel (,  +45 93 50 72 05) for further information.

Applicants will be informed of this assessment. Qualified applicants may be called for interview.

Applications must be submitted online by 30.11.2021 using the link below. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. The application has to state the desired type of position.

Conditions of employment
Employment as an assistant professor requires scientific qualifications at PhD level and is a 3-year temporary position. The employment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The assessment process
Read about the Assessment and selection process. Shortlisting may be used.

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

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

Send application
Deadline 2021-Nov-30

You can apply for the job at Faculty of Engineering by completing the application form


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