Assistant Professor in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education (2023-224-05104)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: ; · Department of Planning · Deadline April 16. 2023

Job description

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning a position as full-time Assistant Professor in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education is open for appointment from 1 September 2023 or soon thereafter. The position will be based in Copenhagen and will be terminated after three years.

The Department of Planning conducts research and teaching on development and planning in a broad sense, including both technical and social-technical aspects, with a focus on planning for sustainability.

You can see more about the department here , and you can see more about the faculty here .

The main research area will be within the field of problem based learning (PBL) in engineering education. The position will be related to the Centre for Problem Based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability under the auspices of UNESCO (UCPBL). The researcher will be working in a cross-disciplinary team of researchers, who are committed to the vision and mission of the Centre. You can see more about the centre here .

The applicants should demonstrate research experience within the field of PBL related to one or more of the following areas:

  • Interdisciplinary PBL and teamwork
  • Digital Education, Networked Learning and Emerging Technologies
  • Management of Change in Engineering Education and Intercultural Learning
  • Professional Practice and Continuing Engineering Education
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in a lifelong learning perspective

Teaching will be related to PBL including courses, workshops and consultancy offered at all Engineering and Science programmes at Aalborg University at different levels of study. Furthermore, assist staff training internally at AAU and externally in the Master of Problem Based Learning, the UCPBL certificate programme or tailor-made training courses by request. Knowledge of engineering education and teaching experience from a PBL environment is an advantage.

You may obtain further professional information from Professor Anette Kolmos +45 9940 8307,

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 Søren K. Klausen by mail or phone (+45) 9940 3939.

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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