Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Digital Electronics with Expertise in Advanced Sensing

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Digital Electronics with Expertise in Advanced Sensing for Robotic Systems

Odense, Denmark


Section of Digital and High-Frequency Electronics at the Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor in Digital Electronics with Expertise in Advanced Sensing for Robotic Systems for 4 years. The starting date is October 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.  

The application deadline is 1 August 2024 at 11.59 PM / 23.59 (CET/CEST) 


What we offer

The position profile entails researching sensor system design and development for various robotic applications aligned with the section’s focus areas in digital and high-frequency electronics that contribute to the world’s leading position of SDU TEK in robotics and drone technologies. A special emphasis will be placed on the direction of quantum sensing in measuring observable phenomena extremely accurately and providing highly precise and stable measurement, especially for robotic navigations. The research will connect both established and emerging technical expertise in the section, spanning multiple specializations such as FPGA and neuromorphic computing, Edge AI, machine learning, and self-recharging and collaborate with Mads Clausen Institute at SDU in quantum technologies.

Your role will encompass teaching and research. Your teaching responsibilities will involve course planning and supervision of BSc and master students in Electronics. Your proficiency in basic electronics, as well as analogue and digital communication techniques, will be essential in delivering related courses within the subject areas. You will collaborate with top researchers in digital and high-frequency domains, leading research to address global societal challenges. It is also expected to set up and develop your research line, securing external funding to grow your research group. Your research focus will be on designing novel sensors and researching current sensor technologies for robotics and drone applications.

Your additional responsibility will involve contributing to the development of the education for both bachelor’s and master’s classes in the field of electronics. This includes course planning, and student supervision within these academic programs.

What we expect

  • The applicant must hold a doctoral degree (PhD) in electronics, electrical engineering, embedded electronics, or a related subject area.
  • The applicant is expected to have relevant research and teaching experiences that are commensurate with the content and responsibilities of the position. 
  • International postdoctoral experience in a research environment that is different from the one in which the applicant completed their doctoral studies will be considered an advantage.

Workplace description 

Research in digital and high-frequency electronics, embedded systems, control, and communication is being conducted by the Section, utilizing cutting-edge reconfigurable computing and sensors. The development of next-generation electronics and computing solutions that solve technology-related challenges in fields such as autonomous robots, drones, IoT, smart grid, and healthcare is aimed at.

Our educational programs in electrical engineering in Odense have the section as a vital component, with Bachelor’s and Master of Science degrees in Electronics Engineering being offered. At present, the focus of the section is on two research fields: drone design for infrastructure inspections and microchip design for advanced onboard computing. Over the next few years, an expansion to include at least 20 academics, including PhD students and engineers, is expected in the section to support research funding, industrial collaboration, and educational activities. The continuation of the section’s contribution to the field of electrical engineering and related areas will be enabled by this growth.

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 surrounded by a vibrant and growing robotics community and highly livable with a green banked meandering river cutting through the centre and attractive residential areas.

For further information about the position, please contact the Head of Digital and High-frequency Electronics Section, Professor Emad Samuel Malki Ebeid, e-mail: esme@sdu.dk.

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

Conditions of employment
Appointment as a tenure track assistant professor is a 4-year temporary position with a guaranteed assessment for a permanent position as an associate professor within the tenure-track assistant professor’s field of study.

Employment as a tenure track assistant professor requires scientific qualifications at PhD level at the time of employment. 

During employment, the tenure track assistant professor must complete the Lecturer Training Programme.   

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on salary and taxation.

The Danish tenure track employment
The Danish tenure-track employment is a focused assistant professorship with a guaranteed assessment for a permanent position as an associate professor within the tenure-track assistant professor’s field of study.

The head of the institute will host annual performance- and development reviews, to ensure the progress of the assistant professor’s development towards meeting the qualifications of an associate professorship. A formal midterm evaluation will be conducted by a committee, consisting of the head of the department and two external researchers with relevant qualifications, to ensure the focus of the assistant professor’s activities, as well as create the basis for the planning of the remaining period.

The transition from assistant professor to associate professor
Within the 4th year of employment, the tenure-track assistant professor is expected to transition into a position as an associate professor position, based on a positive assessment conducted by a formally approved assessment committee, consisting of a chairman appointed by the University of Southern Denmark and minimum one external committee member approved by the dean and the academic council.

Successful applicants to tenure-track assistant professor positions must be scholars with an internationally competitive research profile, whose potential is at the forefront of their discipline. The applicants for tenure-track assistant professorships are assessed based on the criteria of the applicant’s potential to reach an international level of scholarly excellence during the tenure-track period. The candidate will only be promoted to associate professor when the assessment committee confirms that the candidate has scholarly merits at a level of international excellence beyond what can normally be expected of associate professors, regarding the qualification policy of the research group in which the position is announced.

Indicators of relevant scholarly merits could be documented through scholarly output independent of the PhD supervisor, ground-breaking publications, achievement of excellence grants, and international research network.


Assessment and selection process

Read about the Assessment and selection process

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. Shortlisting may be applied. Only shortlisted candidates will receive a written assessment. Read about shortlisting at SDU. 

Interviews and tests may be part of the process.

Before applying the candidates are expected to read the SDU information on how to apply and specific faculty information for application at the Faculty of Engineering. 

The application shall include the following documents in English: 

  • Motivated application.
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae. 
  • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc and PhD). 
  • Information on previous teaching and supervision experience. Please attach it as a Teaching Portfolio
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached.
  • Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
  • Reference letters and other relevant qualifications may also be included.

The application deadline is 1 August 2024 at 11.59 PM / 23.59 (CET/CEST) 


  • According to the University of Southern Denmark’s internal guidelines, there must be at least three qualified applicants to a position before it can be filled.
  • Documents should not contain a CPR number (civil registration number) – in this case, the CPR number must be crossed out.
  • The application and CV must not exceed 10 MB. 

The University of Southern Denmark wishes to reflect the surrounding community and therefore encourages everyone, regardless of personal background, to apply for the position.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark. You may also visit WorkinDenmarkfor additional information.

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.


SDU creates value for and with society and shapes the future through high quality, talented people and outstanding environments. The University of Southern Denmark is a world-class university deeply rooted the the Region of Southern Denmark. Since it's founding, SDU has been driven by an ambition to promote research results that develop society.
The major challenges of the 21st century are complex and multifaceted; sustainable change and solutions require new - often interdisciplinary - research-based knowledge, and the University of Southern Denmark is an indispensable stakeholder in the transition process.
Value, quality, talented people and environmental excellence are the core of the University of Southern Denmark's strategic initiatives.


  • Job Identification1674
  • Job CategoryVIP
  • Posting Date04/30/2024, 09:16 AM
  • Locations Campusvej 55, Odense M, 5230, DK
  • Apply Before08/01/2024, 11:59 PM
  • Job ScheduleFull time

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Deadline: 2024-08-01
Location: Denmark, Odense
Categories: Tenure Track , Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Embedded Systems, Mechanical Engineering,


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