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One or more positions as Assistant or Associate Professors in global sustainable production

SDU Global Sustainable Production at the Department of Innovation and Technology, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), invites applications for one or more positions as Assistant/Associate Professors in global sustainable production where sustainability refers to both social and environmental aspects.

The Assistant/Associate Professors will be part the development of the newly established section SDU Global Sustainable Production. They are expected to contribute to develop and implement the strategy and practice of the new section ( and to develop research activities and educations related to global sustainable production, operations management and the Bachelor of Engineering in Global Management and Manufacturing. The section has numerous projects on social sustainability with a focus on occupational safety and health and knowledge in this field is a plus.

Place of work is the SDU campus in Odense, Denmark. The starting date for the positions is 1. September 2021.

The section emphasizes a good work-life balance for all employees.

Extensive travelling to developing countries may be needed due to the nature of the section's research projects.

Relevant candidates have strong scientific track records, are internationally recognised for significant scientific contributions, are excellent educators, have demonstrated ability to contribute to building and nurturing strong scientific teams and have experience in attracting competitive funding.

Applicants without a strong engineering profile will not be taken into considerations

For further information please contact the Head of Section, Professor Jan Vang ( 

Application, salary, and condition of employment etc.

Assistant professor
Employment as an assistant professor requires scientific qualifications at PhD level and is a 3-year position. 

Associate professor
Employment as an associate professor requires scientific qualifications at PhD level.

Applications must be submitted online using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. 

Conditions of employment
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. Shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessment panel.

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

The application must be in English and must include:

  • Description of and motivation for research fields they wish to pursue
  • 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
  • Other relevant material indicating that the candidate meets the sought qualifications

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.

Send application
Deadline 2021-June-01

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