Professor in Real-Time Computer Architecture

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If you are ambitious and internationally renowned for your research on Real-Time Computer Architecture, you might be our new professor at our Section for Embedded Systems Engineering. DTU Compute invites applications for an appointment as Professor in Real-Time Computer Architecture conducting research on real-time and time-predictable systems.

As the position is part of the department’s capacity building related to DIREC, the National Digital Research Centre, you must appreciate close professional relations with colleagues both inside and outside of DTU.

As a professor in our section, you will be part of a diverse team, which is engaged in collaboration with not only the unique academic environment at DTU Compute, but also with partners from DTU and other institutions and organizations alike. We are committed not only to achieving research excellence, but also to meeting societal challenges of the digital society through our technological leadership in research and innovation. DTU Compute interacts with leading centers and strategic partners, and you can become part of that. You will also become part of a department, which plays a key role in education at all levels of the engineering programmes offered at DTU, both in terms of our scientific disciplines and our didactic innovation. The University itself is located in the greater Copenhagen area, which is acknowledged for its excellent standards of living, childcare and welfare system.

Responsibilities and qualifications
You strive to achieve research excellence in computer architecture for real-time and time-predictable systems and you are eager to help us strengthen the department’s teaching and research activities within the field. Your focus will be on hardware development of processors and multicore architectures for real-time and safety-critical systems. You are seeking to break new ground exploring contemporary models and languages for hardware development and hardware/software co-design of domain specific accelerators. These activities are strongly coupled to various projects and collaborations with international partners from both academia and industry, which you are eager to explore through close collaboration.

You are driven by a desire to produce new research, be innovative and perform the best possible teaching since you are expected to take a lead role in teaching at the BEng, BSc, MSc, and PhD levels. You will be expected to learn Danish and be able to teach in Danish after 3 years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.

Through your commitment, you will advance the research field of Computer Architecture, and we expect you to make a special effort in terms of research and research management in continuation of the following qualification requirements:

  • A high level of original scientific production at international level that has contributed to the further development of the subject area in question.
  • Documented leadership in research and/or teaching.
  • Documented and successful teaching experience at different levels within the
  • University’s study programmes, including, in particular, at PhD level.
  • Documented collaboration with industry (if applicable).

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record and research vision
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The salary for the position will be determined by the applicant’s qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Department Per B. Brockhoff, tel.: +45 2044 1711 or Head of Section, Professor Jan Madsen, tel.: +45 4525 3751.  

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If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 22 October 2021 (Danish 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) addressed to the President
  • Vision for teaching and research
  • CV including employment history, list of publications indicating scientific highlights, H-index and ORCID (see
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

You can learn more about the recruitment process here.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion, or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Compute 
DTU Compute is a unique and internationally recognized academic department with 385 employees and 11 research sections spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics, computer science, and engineering. We conduct research, teaching and innovation of high international standard – producing new knowledge and technology-based solutions to societal challenges. We have a long-term involvement in applied and interdisciplinary research, big data and data science, artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), smart and secure societies, smart manufacturing, and life science. At DTU Compute we believe in a diverse workplace with a flexible work-life balance.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.