Head of digital and high frequency electronics, full or associate professor

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Nov 2022

The Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Southern Denmark (SDU ) is seeking a visionary leader to establish and build a new section in Odense focused on digital and high frequency electronics (DHFE).

It is our ambition that the new section will be an integral part of and complement to our world leading activities in robotics . We expect that the research of the section will ensure competences in digital and high frequency electronics, embedded systems, control, and communication, and that it might also embrace mm-waves, sensing, and other topics in digital and high frequency electronics, that may or may not be relevant to robotics.

In due time, the section will provide the backbone of our educational programmes in electrical engineering in Odense, including our Bachelor and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.

In addition to world leading research and excellent education, it is also our ambition that the section will have extensive collaboration with industry, local as well as global. The local robotic industries in the immediate surrounding of SDU in Odense now count 140 companies. Many were spun out from SDU over the past two decades, most interact intensively with SDU in research and development and are in large measure dependent on competent graduates from SDU to meet the needs of rapid growth exceeding 20% per annum.

It is anticipated that the section will comprise at least 20 academics, including PhD students, within a few years, and grow to match the attracted research funding, industrial collaboration, and educational activities.

The SDU campus in Odense comprises five faculties and soon also a large university hospital creating a great concentration of academics and students facilitating interdisciplinary research and rich student life. The city of Odense is culturally rich and highly liveable with a green banked meandering river cutting through the centre and attractive residential areas.

Job description

You will establish, grow, and lead this new section, with an inclusive leadership style. Thus, you will ensure that staff are attracted, engaged, and develop to their best potential both individually and collectively.

You and your staff will foster global as well as local research collaborations, industrial collaborations, and an attractive learning environment for our students in electrical engineering.

As Head of Section, you will report to the Head of Department and be part of the department management team, headed by the Head of Department and comprising three other Heads of Units.


You have

  • A PhD in engineering or natural sciences
  • An excellent track record in research fields related to digital and high frequency electronics
  • Experience in building and leading research teams
  • Experience in supervising PhD students
  • Experience in fostering collaborations
  • A strong track record of attracting research funding
  • Significant experience in education at bachelor and master level

We offer

An attractive multicultural environment with dedication to excellence in research and education.

The position will be as a full or associate professor depending on the applicant’s scientific experience. The appointment is permanent and full time. 

Appointment to the positions will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.


An international panel will assess qualifications of applicants in relation to the described post based on the submitted material, which should include

  • statement of motivation and a Curriculum Vitae,
  • an overall vision for developing the section, including ideas for research and development activities,
  • an account of significant contributions to the development of electrical engineering disciplines,
  • an account of experience in education and outreach
  • relevant diplomas
  • a list of publications.

Applicants will be informed of this assessment. Qualified applicants may be called for interview.

Applications must be submitted online by 1. November 2022. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. The application must state whether the qualifications should be assessed in relation to the rank of full professor or associate professor.

Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

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

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark: https://www.sdu.dk/en/Information_til/International_staff

You are welcome to contact Head of Department, Professor Christian Veje (veje@sdu.dk +45 20 58 51 61) for further information.

Read more and apply for the position at https://www.sdu.dk/en/service/ledige_stillinger/vip

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