Head of Department of Department of Computer Science Aalborg University, Department of Computer Science, Technical Faculty of IT and Design Denmark



The Department of Computer Science, Technical Faculty of IT and Design (TECH) at Aalborg University (AAU) is looking for a visionary leader who wishes to join management in a modern and development-oriented university. Entry is required on March 1, 2019.



About the institute


The Department of Computer Science is one of the four faculties of the TECH Faculty. The institute is organized in three research groups and three centers located in Aalborg. The institute has 1100 students and 155 employees who emphasize cooperation with the business community and the surrounding community.


The institute offers a wide range of education programs in computer science / computer science at both bachelor and master's level and continued academic development. The department's research is centered on databases, programming, web technologies, distributed, embedded and intelligent systems as well as human / computer interaction. The institute's research appraisal ranges from formal methods over experimental construction to empirical description.


The institute has very strong academic environments and is within its own subject area among the highly ranked environments in the world. Several researchers are the most cited Danish data logs in the world.


Such a strong foundation, of course, has a major development potential and the ambition is to grow and consolidate a place among the world-leading institutes of computer science - an institute with coherent activities in research, education, development and cooperation with external partners. 

The head of department is responsible for the department's strategy, professionalism, staff development and economics. The head of department is responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of the department, including planning and assignment assignments. As head of department you will be required to undertake tasks within both professional management, strategic management, financial management and staff management. For example, you have the responsibility for:

  • that the Institute's strategy, professionalism, staff development and finances are continuously evaluated, adjusted and further developed

  • the Institute's employee empowerment and talent development

  • to follow up on evaluations of education and teaching in cooperation with study boards and study leaders

  • quality in research, teaching and knowledge collaboration

  • that the Foundation's employees bring their strong skills into play and work together on common goals and activities

  • to attract more scientific research talents

  • to identify and seek new opportunities and turn them into activities that can develop and grow the institute and university - for example in the field of funding and in relation to the development of new education and research activities


AAU's strategy and core values have its foundation in problem-orientation, interdisciplinarity and innovation. The head of department, together with the Dean, the Dean, the Deans and the Faculty's other departmental leaders, is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the University's strategy and the faculty's strategic efforts, including further developing the Institute as an attractively strong international research community.


In other words, as head of department, you must further develop the department as one of the world's strongest international research environments in computer science. You will represent the University in connection with contact and negotiation with national and international collaborators, and you will need to set the institute even more clearly on the map.




It is expected that you can deliver clear and strategically oriented management in an exciting everyday life.


You have insight into the department's academic areas, and documented experience in personnel management. You have teaching experience and are a professional internationally recognized researcher at least at the lector level in computer science.


You have visions for the development of the institute, and in cooperation with the employees you will be able to make the department function as a single unit that utilizes the various expertise optimally in the department's research and teaching activities.


You have great understanding and interest in the interaction of research and higher education with the surrounding community.


It is expected that you are good at working together at all levels, are highly communicative, possessive and able to demonstrate decision-making and viability in a complex organization.


You are expected to master Danish / Scandinavian and English at the negotiation level.


For more specific information on research and teaching, please refer to the Institute's website: www.cs.aau.dk


Research evaluation: https://www.cs.aau.dk/digitalAssets/265/265921_229053_132566_research-evaluation-2011-2015_ind_saml.pdf 


Hiring Process

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dean Henrik Pedersen on tel. 9940 9632 or per. mail dekan-tech@aau.dk or Director Poul Volquartzen, Volquartzen Consult on tel. 3145 0070 or per. mail poul@volquartzen.dk .


The deadline for applications is 10 December 2018. The 

1st and 2nd call rounds are respectively on 18 and 28 January 2019.

Business psychological testing and reference taking will be used.




Recruitment takes place on a 5-year period with the possibility of extension for up to 3 years without notice. There will be the opportunity to negotiate research time to a limited extent to the position.


Recruitment and remuneration are made in accordance with the agreement for academics in the state and associated protocols to the agreement for academics in the state as department heads and deans at universities as well as circulars on employee appointments. 
There is a possibility for negotiation of qualification allowance.


An agreement may be reached regarding a retirement position as an associate professor or professor at the end of the term. Entry into a retreat may take place after a positive expert assessment according to the academic structure of academic staff at universities and the rules of employment order.


Aalborg University must receive your application electronically attached CV, diploma and other relevant documentation. Open the link "Search the job online" and fill in the application form. 


AAU wants to reflect the surrounding community and has diversity as a core value. Therefore, everyone is invited regardless of personal background and orientation to seek the position.







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