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Readvertisement - Associate Professor for “Sustainable polymer thin films and devices”

The Mads Clausen Institute offers a position as associate professor in ‘Sustainable polymer thin films and devices’ to strengthen the research and teaching activities in these areas at the faculty of engineering, University of Southern Denmark (SDU). The associate professorship is affiliated with the SDU NanoSYD Centre in Sønderborg. The starting date is end of June, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Mads Clausen Institute covers research and education spanning from foundations to applications of engineering science. Most of our courses are taught in English reflecting the fact that more than half of our students and staff are internationals. SDU NanoSYD with about 25 coworkers is located at SDU's beautiful campus in Sønderborg, in the inspiring building of Alsion, which is a centre for science, culture and learning in the heart of Sønderborg and perched on the strait of water separating the island of Als from the mainland. The university has very close relations to industries in Sønderborg, Southern Denmark and Northern Germany.

Within the last five years, the NanoSYD Centre has excelled in the development and upscaling of innovative organic and hybrid solar cells, bridging fundamental science to industrial roll-to-roll (R2R) processing for these technologies. We foresee the new associate professor to play a key part in expanding this direction into even more sustainable technologies based on the use and characterization of green materials and processing techniques with both academic and industrial partners. 

The associate professor is expected to lead research and publication activities within the areas of sustainable polymer thin films and devices for various application areas. She or he will teach courses within relevant teaching programs on undergraduate, graduate and PhD levels, and she/he will supervise corresponding students as well as postdoctoral researchers. 

The ideal candidate has established her/his own field and is in a position to attract funding through national and international research programmes, including industrial project partners. Ideally, she/he has experience with supervision at different educational levels, and has also experience with teaching of undergraduate students. 

Requirements and qualifications

  • PhD degree in engineering or physics.
  • Documented teaching experience in engineering and/or physics curricula.
  • Successful research and development dissemination in international scientific  journals and conferences.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.

Fulfillment of most of the following qualifications is preferred

  • Expertise in polymer materials and thin films.
  • Expertise in polymer characterization techniques.
  • Expertise in device development based on polymer thin films.

For further information, please contact head of center, Prof. Dr. Horst-Günter Rubahn, tel. +45 6011 3517, e-mail:

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Assessment for the position
Shortlisting will be used. Shortlisted applicants will be assessed by a panel of experts. Applicants will be informed of the outcome.

Applicants may be called for interview, either on campus in Sønderborg or via an Internet connection.

Conditions of employment
The employment as associate professor is permanent.

Successful applicants will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

Your application must be uploaded through the link "Apply Online". Please read this guide for applicants. 

The application must include:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc, PhD) - Danish or English transcripts
  • Information on previous teaching experience if available
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • Pdf copies of the most relevant publications
  • Other relevant qualifications including summary of external funding acquired

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

The application must be in English.

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

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

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Deadline 2020-May-31

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