Assistant Professor of Power Electronics

Assistant Professor of Power Electronics

Sønderborg, Denmark


The cross-border region Denmark-Germany is a powerhouse in industrial electronics. The Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE) at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) was established by a strong partnership between industry, academia and regional authorities. CIE is located at the campus of SDU Sønderborg and surrounded by a vibrant industrial environment. CIE is part of the Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering.

The application deadline is 30 September 2024 at 11.59 PM/23.59 (CET/CEST) 

Job description 

We are seeking an innovative and visionary Assistant Professor for the Centre for Industrial Electronics in Sønderborg. The Centre currently has 40 staff including senior (full and associate professors) and junior (assistant professors and Post Docs) academic staff, PhDs and support staff. This is expected to grow to 50 in a few years. The financial foundation for this growth as well as for the development of new research and test laboratories in key disciplines for Industrial Electronics has been secured. On this basis, we strive for unique and excellent value in research, innovation and education. 

It is our vision that the Centre for Industrial Electronics at SDU will excel in areas of key relevance for companies in the region of Southern Denmark and beyond. 

Research areas will be within the artificial intelligence application for the design, control, and condition and health monitoring for power electronic converters and systems. The successful application prerequisite that you demonstrate a documented expertise in most of the areas below:              

  • Proven-research experiences in at least one of the research topics:
  1. Data-driven based methods for condition and health monitoring of power electronic converters
  2. Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning implementation for power electronics application
  3. Artificial intelligence for power electronics design
  4. Artificial intelligence for power electronics control
  • Hands-on experiences in experiment development and testing (e.g., hardware development, software implementation in various processor platforms) is required.
  • In-depth understanding of power systems and its engineering constraints is required. 
    • Proven-records in peer-reviewed publications in the most recognized international journals.


The candidates must have a PhD in Electrical Engineering/Power Engineering. We also expect:

  • Experience with industrial collaboration.
  • A proven ability to seek out and establish academic collaborations.
  • A strong track record of attracting research funding.
  • Supervision experience of students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Teaching portfolio in field of electrical engineering.
  • Strong English communication skills is preferred. 

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

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. 

A panel will assess the qualification of the candidate for the described post based on the submitted material, which should include 

  • ideas for research and development activities
  • a Curriculum Vitae and statement of motivation 
  • an account of significant contributions to the development of Electrical Engineering
  • an account of significant contributions to innovation in Industrial Electronics
  • an account of experience in education and outreach
  • relevant diplomas 
  • a list of publications. 

The position is limited in time for 3 years.

For information about the Department of Mechanical and Electrical engineering, which encompasses SDU Electrical Engineering please see

For specific information on section and centre, please visit and You are also welcome to contact the Head of the CIE, Professor Thomas Ebel (,  +45 93 50 72 05) for further information. 


Applicants will be informed of this assessment. Qualified applicants may be called for interview.

Applications must be submitted online by 30 September 2024 at 11.59 PM/23.59 (CET/CEST) using the link below. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. 

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 WorkinDenmark for 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 Identification1737
  • Job CategoryVIP
  • Posting Date05/15/2024, 02:31 PM
  • LocationsAlsion 2, Sønderborg, 6400, DK
  • Apply Before09/30/2024, 11:59 PM
  • Job ScheduleFull time

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