Assistant Professor of Computational Fluid Dynamics

Updated: 7 months ago
Deadline: 29 Jan 2017

Over the last decade, research in computational fluid dynamics has contributed to a better understanding of a number of classical problems such as laminar porous flow and wall-bounded transitional and turbulent flow. The BioComplexity group at the Niels Bohr Institute actively works on developing computational methods to simulate effectively single and multiphase flow bounded by complex geometries such as the pore space obtained from tomograms of natural rock. In-house implementations of the unstructured grid Lattice Boltmann Method (ULBM) and the Finite Element Method (FEM) are among the simulation techniques used. The successful candidate for the position is expected to have a significant experience with a broad range of computational methods including LBM and FEM. The candidate is expected to further advance the research at the Niels Bohr Institute in flows over rough walls for both single and multiphase fluids and to actively participate in collaborations with external partners on porous flow.

The successful candidate should have a documented and well-evaluated teaching experience for example from courses given at graduate level. The candidate should further have experience from co-supervision/supervision of BSc and MSc students. The assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching. The assistant professor is expected to actively be involved in teaching activities that would eventually qualify for the position as associate professor. To a limited extent the job as assistant professor may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/ . Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Joachim Mathiesen, mathies@nbi.ku.dk , +45 3532 5214.

The position is open from February 1st , 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter and the position is for three years

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

Terms of employment

The position is for three years and covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 408,730 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 69,893). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is January 29th , 2017, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/ .

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on Janaury 30th , 2016.


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