Positions as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in Health Informatics and Technology

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 30 Apr 2023

The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute , University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense invites applications for positions as Assistant or Associate professor in Health Informatics and Technology.

SDU Health Informatics and Technology (HIT) strives to develop novel and ready to deploy technical solutions in a transdisciplinary manner. SDU HIT has a large portfolio of transdisciplinary projects involving numerous partners from healthcare, academia, industry and network organizations.

The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute is an internationally recognized research department with strong research units in robotics, drones, artificial intelligence, software engineering, energy informatics, and health informatics and technology.

Denmark is known to be a great place to live and work. There is a high quality of life in and around Odense, and at SDU we value a well-functioning work-life balance. More information about the benefits may be found here .

Job description and expected profile

The successful candidate is expected to develop and engage in a vigorous research program, and actively participate in attracting external research funding in close collaboration with colleagues and management.

Candidates for this position must have a solid research background within (at least one, preferably several of) the following fields:

  • Biomedical circuits and systems
  • Embedded systems
  • Sensor technology
  • Robotics
  • Health Informatics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data science
  • Digital Health systems and platforms

Experience in Medical applications or Medical Device Regulation will be considered benefit.

The successful applicant will be expected to provide outstanding education, supervise bachelor, master and PhD level students.

Candidates for this position must have a solid education that enables them to teach within (at least one, preferably several of) the following fields:

  • Health Informatics
  • eHealth systems and platforms
  • Human Machine Interaction
  • Basic electrical engineering
  • Embedded systems
  • Programming

Candidates must hold a PhD.

In the assessment of candidates, consideration will be given to:

  • Research demonstrated by publications in relevant scientific journals and conferences
  • Experience in interdisciplinary research collaboration
  • Teaching experience
  • A relevant international network for research and collaboration activities, research experience abroad
  • Experience in attracting funding for research projects, and demonstrated experience in research leadership


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

Qualifications will be assessed by a committee of experts. Applicants will be informed of this assessment. Shortlisting might be applied. Qualified applicants may be called for interview.

Deadline for application is the 30th of April 2023.

Starting date for the positions as Assistant Professor is the 1st of June 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. Starting date for the position as Associate Professor is the 1st of July 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected. In case you have more than one file per field, you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 MB. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

If you experience technical problems you must contact support-sdujob@sdu.dk .

Since not all members of the appointment committee are Danish-speaking, it is recommended that your application is submitted in English.

An application must include:

  • Cover letter including statement of motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc, PhD) – Danish or English transcripts
  • Summary of experience in teaching
  • Complete list of publications
  • Research Statement, max. 3 pages
  • Publications most relevant for the position
  • List of supervised projects and acquired third party funding, if any

The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

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