2021-224-03772, One or more Assistant Professors in Operations Management

Updated: 22 days ago
Deadline: · Deadline January 2. 2022;

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Materials and Production at Aalborg University, Aalborg Campus, one or more Assistant Professorships in the domain of Operations Management are available for a period of three years. The positions are open for appointment from January 1. 2022 or soon hereafter.

Job description

Job Description

The assistant professorships are available in the general area of Operations Management, but with a special emphasis on topics such as sustainability, digitalization, and transformation of both internal and external operations.

The department is heavily involved in national and international research programs aimed at digitalization of industry. Therefore, collaborative skills and proven project management competencies are needed.

The responsibilities of the Assistant Professors will include:

  • Publishing in high ranked peer-reviewed journals and conferences as well as engaging in other forms and levels of research dissemination
  • Collaborating with colleagues on joined research projects,
  • Participating in attracting external research funding,
  • Developing methodologies and tools to transform advanced business process technologies into proactive operational capabilities. It is expected that the work will involve demonstrators in both industry and in our industry 4.0 laboratory.
  • Communicating the findings to the public in general and to industrial stakeholders in particular.
  • Take an active role in developing personal teaching skills and contributing to the further development of specific courses and study programs at the section. The teaching activities include teaching courses and supervising student projects in the bachelor program B.Sc.Eng. in Global Business Engineering and in the M.Sc. program in Management Engineering.


The successful candidate must have excellent academic qualifications. Good analytical and technical skills, especially knowledge of and interest in industrial issues are essential. Experience in research within one, or preferably more, of the following topics will be prioritized:

  • Business Process Management
  • Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Digital transformation of companies
  • Innovation process design and implementation, including risk management
  • Data-driven modelling and simulation
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Previous experience with experimental research within manufacturing companies will be considered an advantage.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and international environment as an independent researcher.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in Danish and English.
  • Commitment, dedication, enthusiasm and ability to work efficiently both as a part of a team and independently.

We offer

  • Access to a state-of-the-art research laboratory equipped with a variety of mobile robots, collaborative robotic platforms, industrial robotic arms, drones, cyber-physical modules, exoskeletons, and numerous cameras and relevant equipment for experiments.
  • Multi-disciplinary and international environment
  • A chance to see your research being brought into practice.
  • Strong engagement with industry.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Casual working environment.

You   may   obtain   further   information   from Professor   MSO   Brian   Vejrum  Wæhrens, e-mail: bvw@mp.aau.dk, phone: +45 99407104, concerning the scientific aspects of the scholarship.

Qualification requirements:

Appointment as an Assistant Professor presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment.

Appointment as an Assistant Professor cannot exceed a period of four years in total in a temporary position (appointment at Assistant Professor level cannot exceed a period of eight years in total in Denmark).

The application must contain the following: 

  • A statement outlining your reasons for applying, and intentions and visions with, the position.
  • Your curriculum vitae, including personal data, educational background, scientific qualifications, dissemination skills, participation in committees and boards, and additional qualifications relevant for the position.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • A complete list of publications.
  • Publications you wish to be considered by the assessment committee. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • A specification of your teaching qualifications relative to the teaching portfolio. If this is not enclosed you must include an explanation for its absence.
  • References/recommendations.

Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or not.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Mathilde Vestergaard HR-Servicecentre EST by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seen here   


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

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