Assistant or Associate Professor in Fluid Flow and Simulations

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Nov 2022

SDU Mechatronics and the Centre of Industrial Mechanics, part of the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark in Sønderborg, invites applications a position as associate or assistant professor in mechanical engineering. Starting date is negotiable, preferably before January 2023.

Unique opportunity

The Centre for Industrial Mechanics is a newly established centre focusing on mechanics in combination with mechatronics. You have the unique opportunity to be a part of the new centre and influence the development of the centre. We are in the process of building up a mechanical engineering degree and labs to support the educational activities and the research.

Workplace description

The Department of Mechanical and Electrical engineering covers research and education spanning from fundamentals to applications of engineering science. All our courses are taught in English reflecting the fact that more than half our students and staff are internationals. The Centre for Industrial Mechanics 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 the industry in Sønderborg, Southern Denmark and Northern Germany. A significant fraction of the projects in the centre are conducted in close cooperation with the industry, which count world leading companies in growing fields such as e-mobility, automation, climate solutions and energy efficiency.

At the Centre for Industrial Mechanics, research, education and innovation are performed in teams of scientists and support staff with competences spanning a wide range of fields including applied cyber-physical systems, mechanical structure integrity and life assessment, heating and cooling, modelling and mechatronic prototyping.

To complement our team, we are looking for an associate or assistant professor within mechanical engineering with high-level experiences in:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics,
  • Two-phase flow,
  • Heat transfer,
  • Numerical simulations.

The ideal candidates will push our research and innovation agenda as part of the team and will take charge of teaching one or more of the following topics: Mechanical and/or mechatronics projects, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, CFD, and similar courses at bachelor and master levels, and depending on position, mentoring junior research staff and students.

The candidate must have:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline (Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or any other relevant Engineering discipline),
  • Great abilities in teaching engineering or physics curricula,
  • Excellent track record in research and development,
  • Good communication skills in English.

In addition, the following experiences are valued:

  • Innovation activities and industrial collaborations,
  • Working experience in industry,
  • Attracting funding for research and development activities,
  • project and team management experiences.

For further information, please visit and and contact Associate Professor Lars Duggen, Head of Centre for Industrial Mechanics, tel. +45 6550 1640, e-mail: or Mohammad Malekan, Head of Mechanical engineering study programme, tel. +45 6550 8607, e-mail: .

Read more and apply for the position at

View or Apply

Similar Positions