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The Danish Institute for Advanced Study (DIAS) seeks to fill eight tenure track positions at the Assistant Professor level. DIAS Assistant Professor tenure track positions run for up to six years, after which tenure will be offered subject to positive evaluations and reviews.

The successful candidate must have an international profile and a strong emerging record of research and funding excellence as well as novel ideas with a clear potential to expand our frontiers of knowledge.

DIAS is growing and this call is the first of five calls: DIAS will hire a minimum of five research fellows at the Assistant Professor level per year for the next five years (2024-2028). Thus, DIAS is looking to hire a total of 25-35 Assistant Professors. We consider this a unique opportunity to hire top talent, to offer exceptional opportunities for outstanding researchers, and to attract “rising stars” to our ambitious and interdisciplinary environment.

The positions are joint positions at DIAS and a department at one of the five faculties at University of Southern Denmark (SDU). The candidate will thus have two affiliations—DIAS and the department—and is expected to contribute to both. Tenure will be offered in the department with continued affiliation with DIAS.

In line with DIAS’s unique and ambitious research aims, DIAS Assistant Professors have reduced teaching obligations compared to a regular Assistant Professor position at SDU. Likely the Assistant Professor will also receive startup or seed funding from the department, though this is subject to negotiation in the hiring process.

In 2024 we are looking for Fellows in the following research areas

The Faculty of Science is looking for Fellows in the following research areas:

  • Pharmaceutics
  • Quantum mathematics and programming technology

Apply for the Fellow position in Quantum mathematics and programming technology

Apply for the Fellow position in Pharmaceutics

The Faculty of Engineering is looking for Fellows within the following research areas:

  • Affective computing
  • Agricultural robotics
  • Drone swarming
  • Large-scale behavioral data science
  • Large-scale Behavioral Data Science in virtual environments
  • Medical robotics
  • Physics-informed AI
  • Privacy issues in machine learning and data science
  • Quantum software (development)
  • Quantum machine learning (ML) for drug discovery (ESN)

Apply for the Fellow positions in Engineering

The Faculty of Humanities is looking for a Fellow in one of the following research areas, all of which are linked to human-centered IT:

  • Digital Humanities
  • Educational AI
  • Human-centered AI
  • Designing for learning CT
  • IT-mediated Learning and Humanistic eScience

Apply for the Fellow position in Humanities

The Faculty of Health Sciences is looking for Fellows in the following research areas:

  • Public Health or Psychology
  • Translational Biomedicine or Translational Pharmacology 

Apply for the Fellow position in Publich Health or Psychology

Apply for the Fellow position in Translational Biomedicine or Translational Pharmacology

The Faculty of Business and Social Science is looking for a Fellow in Economics and Economic History within the following research areas: 

Education and social mobility 
Human capital in the Nordic Countries (HCNC) 
Collecting and harvesting big data

Apply for the Fellow position in Economics and Economic History

The starting date for the positions is 1 August 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

About DIAS

DIAS aims to inspire groundbreaking ideas across the sciences and humanities. DIAS is particularly committed to the development and promotion of young researchers of exceptional talent. At present, DIAS is home to 17 DIAS Fellows from five faculties, and the applicant will join this group. DIAS also comprises eminent academics appointed as Chairs and Senior Fellows.

DIAS offers an interdisciplinary research environment where the selected candidate will be able to interact with outstanding researchers from the five faculties at University of Southern Denmark as well as visiting researchers and fellows. DIAS expects the candidate to compete for prestigious and important funds, such as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and ERC starting grants. DIAS and SDU offer research support services.

Questions can be addressed to the director of DIAS, Sten Rynning, at sry@sam.sdu.dk.

Danish Institute for Advanced Study University of Southern Denmark

  • Fioniavej 34
  • Odense M - DK-5230

Last Updated 12.04.2024