Professor in Bioelectrical Instrumentation and Signal Processing
Aarhus University, Department of Engineering (ENG)

Professor in Bioelectrical Instrumentation and Signal Processing


Department of Engineering (ENG) at Aarhus University (AU) invites applications for a position as full professor in the field of Biomedical (electrical) Instrumentation and Signal Processing. The position will be anchored in the department’s section for Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).

The position is available from February 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

AU is in the process of implementing an ambitious strategic 5-year recruitment plan to increase its activities significantly within research and education in the engineering sciences with the vision of bringing AU into the global engineering elite. Therefore, AU seeks exceptional innovative and visionary engineering researchers to be part of this build-up to strengthen and develop the section of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at Aarhus University.

Candidates for this position must have a solid research background within the following fields: biomedical electrical instrumentation techniques, bioelectromagnetism and neurotechnology, and signal processing and machine learning methods for biomedical sensors, wearable medical devices, and applications.

Candidates must have a PhD in electrical or biomedical engineering, or a closely related field. In the assessment of candidates, strong emphasis and consideration will be given to: 

  • Excellence in research demonstrated by publications in relevant scientific journals and conferences;

  • Research impact e.g. in terms of citations, patent applications, commercialization and collaboration with industrial and clinical partners;

  • Experience and successful in attracting funding for research projects, and demonstrated experience in research leadership;

  • Experience from relevant industrial R&D positions and collaboration with relevant companies and clinical partners;

  • Research network and established research collaboration with relevant academic and industrial partners;

  • Experience and quality of teaching, and experience in development of research based educations; and

  • Communication skills.


For the position, it is crucial that candidates hold a deep understanding of real-world systems and applications within the domains of healthcare technology and biomedical engineering.

The candidates are expected to be able to drive the build-up of internationally competitive research activities, to contribute to strengthening current research activities, and expanding industrial collaboration.

The professor is expected to participate in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels in both electrical engineering and biomedical engineering study programs, and to engage in the continued development of both existing and new courses. Undergraduate courses are primarily taught in Danish, whereas other courses are taught in English. For international candidates, AU offers Danish language courses with the purpose of being able to teach in Danish within the first 2-3 years. The candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Place of employment and place of work
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Department of Engineering, Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Your application must be in English and include a CV including research activities, R&D experience, a complete publication list as well as your teaching, fundraising and leadership experience. Also, a teaching plan/statement and a research plan (length of 2-3 pages each, including your planned future teaching and research directions) are required. Please provide your ResearcherID, Google Scholar profile link, and/or a unique search query in Google Scholar and/or Web of Science to retrieve your publication and citation track record. Also, please provide names of references (minimum 3) whom the search committee may contact directly. All applications must be made online.

Further information
For more information, please contact Head of the ECE Section Jens Kargaard Madsen, or Head of Department of Engineering Thomas Skjødeberg Toftegaard, 


Application procedure 
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process. 

Formalities and salary range 
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. 

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here. 

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. (in Danish). 

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

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