Associate Professor in Automation and Robotics

Technical University of Denmark



DTU Diploma, the Center for Bachelor of Engineering Studies, at the Technical University of Denmark, invites applications for a position as Associate Professor in Automation and Robotics, within the Department of Design, Mechanical Engineering and Production Engineering.
DTU Diploma, located at the DTU Ballerup Campus, offers Bachelor Engineering programs, with an international focus, preparing engineering students for careers in a globalized world.
The position focuses on teaching and supervision of students in the field of Industrial Automation and Robotics. We educate our students to become innovative engineers, who can translate new ideas into practical solutions, in close collaboration with industry. The position includes development of innovation projects with industry and development of new teaching methods and new courses.
Responsibilities and tasks
The position includes lecturing and supervision of students in the field of industrial automation and robotics technology, inspiring and supporting them for their future career. The educational concept is based on the CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate) format. Student assignments and projects are carried out in collaboration with business and industry as well as with research and educational institutions, nationally and internationally.
Your teaching and development responsibilities cover the following subjects:
  • Practical application of robotics, including cobots, drones and industrial robots
  • Control systems and man-machine interaction, operation and programming of automation systems and robots
  • Industrial automation technology and systems in manufacturing industries
  • Manufacturing engineering and technology
  • Mechatronics, intelligent autonomous electromechanical systems, including consumer products
Collaboration with industry is important at DTU Diploma, and you must develop relations with companies, industry associations and government institutions to support this. Some of these collaboration projects require external funding, and therefore your tasks include applying for financial support for these projects.
In addition, you must be prepared to expand your teaching competencies to meet DTU's future needs.
We expect that you hold a Master's degree in engineering or science, possibly a PhD, and in addition have:
  • At least five years of relevant high-level professional experience
  • Knowledge, experience and expertise within automation and robotics technology
  • Experience with innovation, development projects and commercialization
  • Experience with communication, teaching or training
  • Experience with research and development, research collaboration and funding
  • International experience
You must be passionate about teaching and supervision of Danish and international students. The teaching language is Danish, but some courses and projects can be in English. It is important that you master the Danish language, or are willing to learn this as soon as possible.
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:
  • Relevant professional experience within automation and robotics technology
  • Experience and quality of teaching, training and communication
  • Research and development impact and experience, funding track record and research vision
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International experience
  • Leadership potential, collaboration and project management
  • Danish language skills, the majority of courses are taught in Danish
We offer
DTU a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations and the Career Structure for Bachelor Engineers. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.
The place of work is DTU in Ballerup.
Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Frank Ebskamp, tel .: +45 3196 4942.
You can read more about DTU Diplom at
Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than  June 24, 2019 (local time) .
Applications must be submitted as  one PDF file  containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach  all your materials in English in one PDF file . The file must include:
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Documentation of previous teaching as well as research and development
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see eg )
  • Diploma (MSc / PhD)
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.
All qualified candidates are irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background.
DTU Diploma, located at the DTU Ballerup Campus, offers Bachelor Engineering programs, with an international focus, preparing engineering students for careers in a globalized world.
DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and  scientific advice . Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

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