AU Distinguished Senior Innovator (DSI)

Updated: 8 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 09 Aug 2024

AU Distinguished Senior Innovator (DSI)

Aarhus University's business initiative is now expanding with the appointment of AU Distinguished Senior Innovators (DSI). The Faculty of Arts hereby encourages all permanent staff at the associate professor/professor level to consider stepping into this role at the faculty for a period of initially up to three years. As an innovator, one must act as a bridge-builder and catalyst for innovation, helping to promote research-based innovation and entrepreneurship at the faculty – and in general, strengthen the development of a business-oriented innovation culture at the university.

You can read more about AU Distinguished Senior Innovators here - AU Distinguished Senior Innovators

At Arts, emphasis will be placed on AU Distinguished Senior Innovator contributing to innovative and developmental solutions within central cultural and societal areas. The innovative project at Arts does not necessarily have to be a specific product for a particular market. It can also be a solution to a societal problem that requires co-creation with specific users and citizens, thereby benefiting and making a business difference for parties outside the university.

To apply for the position, the following criteria must be met:

  • The application must contain a well-described innovation project.
  • The application must describe how the project contributes to solving one or more challenges.
  • It must be clearly stated how the project will help spread an innovation and entrepreneurship culture across the faculty and how the project leader sees their role in this.
  • It must be clearly stated how younger researchers can be involved in the given project in the long term.
  • AU Distinguished Senior Innovator must also be catalysts for innovation and therefore engage in dialogue with research colleagues from all three institutes.
  • The timeframe for the project is flexible and can be up to three years initially. It should be indicated how the project is envisaged to be realized within the program period.
  • The head of the institute must pre-approve partial withdrawal from teaching duties to take on the role of an innovator for the specified period.
  • The application must be a maximum of five pages, with 2 pages dedicated to the CV.
  • A CV must be attached.

Research Profile:

  • Professor or equivalently excellent researcher already employed at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University (experienced associate professors are considered equivalent).
  • Documented innovation experience.

The position is applied for through Emply (link) and the application deadline is August 9, 2024. Questions regarding the position can be directed to the head of the institute or to the vice-dean for research Anne Marie Pahuus, who represents Arts in AU’s Business Committee.


Salary and terms of employment

In accordance with the current collective agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne)

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.



Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is one of five main academic areas at Aarhus University.

The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 550 academic staff members, 240 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.

The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society and the Danish School of Education. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.

The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.
Read more at arts.au.dk/en

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.



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