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Assistant / Associate Professor (f/m) in Innovation and Product Development
Syddansk Universitet (SDU)
Assistant / Associate Professor in Innovation and Product Development:
Applications are invited for a position in Innovation and Product Development at the Section for Innovation and Design Engineering,
Department of Technology and Innovation, University of Southern Denmark in Odense. The position is available from August 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The applicant should have proven research record and experience in one or more of the following fields and be able to contribute to the development of the centre’s research areas.
Innovation and innovation management
Product development in complex technologies
Emerging technologies and innovation networks
Innovation in a social context
Entrepreneurship and business model innovation
Sustainability and purpose in product development
The position involves participation in teaching activities, including teaching courses and supervising student projects in the B. Eng.
programme in Integrated Design and in the M.Sc. Eng. Programme in Product Development and Innovation. Also, the candidate will be involved
in various teaching and research related activities.
The assistant professorship is a 3-year temporary position and requires completion of the Danish University Teaching Education certificate as part of the position.
The associate professorship is a permanent position with obligation to research and teaching. Applicants for the associate professorship are
required to possess research qualifications at level equivalent to what is achieved by a satisfactorily completed period of employment as
assistant professor. Also, applicants are required to have received supervision and pedagogical upgrading and to have obtained a positive
assessment of his or her teaching qualifications.
Requirements and qualifications
Candidates must have:
A PhD degree in innovation or product development, or adjacent field, preferably with a technology focus.
Documented experience with research dissemination in international scientific journals and conferences
Experience in fund-raising and playing an active role in securing research funding to support the research activities of the centre
Experience with industrial collaboration
Team-working skills in addition to self-motivation and the ability to work independently
Good communication skills in English
Participation in Danish courses for non-Danish speaking applicants is expected for permanent positions
The successful candidate should have a proven capability and experience with participation in larger research projects, involving national
and international partners within the research field. Further, the candidate is expected to collaborate with existing faculty groups on
joined national and international research projects and to participate in attracting external research funding. Experience with fund-raising
and industrial collaboration will be considered central merits.
Further information is available by contacting the Head of Section, Professor Alf Rehn,
Requirements for the position
Employment as an assistant professor and associate professor requires scientific qualifications at PhD level.
Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty.
As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, the applicant may be called for interview.
Conditions of employment
Employment as assistant professor is a 3-year temporary position. The employment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.