The cross-border region Denmark-Germany is turning into a powerhouse in industrial electronics. The Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE) at the 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 Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering.

Job description

We are now seeking an innovative and visionary Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of Power Electronics with strong interest in industrial applications and cooperation for the campus in Sønderborg. The Centre has currently approximately 30 faculty members including senior (full and associate professors), junior (assistant professors and Post Docs), PhDs and support staff. The position involves research, professional development, research education, teaching, including exams, supervision, and assessment work. A candidate will be expected to teach and supervise PhD students and undergraduate students, as well as to maintain and develop national and international contacts and secure funding appropriate for the position level applied for. On this basis, we strive for unique and excellent value in research, innovation, and education.

It is our vision that the Centre for Industrial Electronics 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

The successful candidate holds a PhD in electrical engineering and has an excellent track record in various fields related to power electronics disciplines preferable including

  • Control of power electronic systems with focus on power converters in microgrids and electric drives
  • Design and experimental implementation of power electronics systems
  • Hardware in the Loop simulation of power electronic systems
  • Simulation tools such as MATLAB, Spice based simulators, etc.
  • Gate driver and protection circuits for power electronics devices
  • Wide bandgap devices for high frequency application
  • Design of filters for power electronics application
  • Knowledge of recent trends in power electronic converters
  • Teaching in the field of electrical engineering
  • Turning new ideas into industrial practice
  • Establishing and running industrial collaborations with leading actors in the field

Please note: the Lecturer Training Programme (an individually planned in-service teacher training programme for university teachers) is mandatory for newly appointed assistant professors at SDU. The Lecturer Training Programme is also offered to associate or full professors who do not have any university training education. If an applicant completed a course similar to the Lecturer Training Programme, it is possible to apply for an exemption from the programme.

The position at the rank of Associate Professor is permanent. The position as Assistant Professor is limited to 3 years. Preferably the starting date of 1.2.2023.

Assessment

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 diploma
  • a list of publications, top ten marked.

For information about the Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, which encompasses the Centre for Industrial Electronics of SDU please see www.sdu.dk/en/IME. For specific information on CIE please visit www.sdu.dk/cie. You are also welcome to contact the Head of the CIE, Professor Thomas Ebel (ebel@sdu.dk, +45 93 50 72 05) for further information.

Conditions of employment

The employment as assistant professor is temporally limited to 3 years. Employment as an assistant professor and associate professor requires scientific qualifications at PhD level. 

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. 

Application procedure

The faculty expects applicants to read How to apply before applying. 

The application must be in English and must include:

  • Motivated application
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae 
  • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc and PhD) 
  • Information on previous teaching and supervision experience. Please attach as Teaching Portfolio
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication
  • Reference letters and other relevant qualifications may also be included.

The application deadline is 31.12.2022.

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.

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

Job requirements

The successful candidate holds a PhD in electrical engineering and has an excellent track record in various fields related to power electronics disciplines preferable including

  • Control of power electronic systems with focus on power converters in microgrids and electric drives
  • Design and experimental implementation of power electronics systems
  • Hardware in the Loop simulation of power electronic systems
  • Simulation tools such as MATLAB, Spice based simulators, etc.
  • Gate driver and protection circuits for power electronics devices
  • Wide bandgap devices for high frequency application
  • Design of filters for power electronics application
  • Knowledge of recent trends in power electronic converters
  • Teaching in the field of electrical engineering
  • Turning new ideas into industrial practice
  • Establishing and running industrial collaborations with leading actors in the field
Job details
Work experience:
Work experience is required
Duration of work experience:
Up to 1 year
Language skills:
  • English
  • Good
Number of positions:
1
Date of expiry:
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