University of Southern Denmark

Head of the Mads Clausen Institute (BB-2F8BC)

Found in: Neuvoo Bulk DK


Job description

The Head of Department (HoD) is responsible for leading and developing the Department. The HoD is supported in this by the Heads of Units who report to the HoD and to whom the HoD delegates significant authority. Jointly they make up the Departmental management team. The HoD is furthermore responsible for ensuring: 

  • Timely development of the research, education and innovation of the department, taking heed of evolving opportunities and societal needs. 
  • High quality and impact of the research, education and innovation of the department. 
  • Establishment and nurturing of relations and collaborations, locally and globally. 
  • The recruitment and development of top performing staff. 
  • An attractive and safe working environment. 
  • Sound management of departmental resources.
  • The HoD is further expected to play an active and constructive part in developing the Faculty of Engineering as member of its management team.


    The candidate must have

  • a PhD 
  • at least 5 years of experience in leading and managing a team of 10 or more professionals 
  • good knowledge of the academic fields of MCI
  • an excellent command of English. 
  • The candidate is furthermore expected to have an excellent track record in

  • developing an academic field 
  • developing educational programmes 
  • bringing new ideas to implemented industrial practice 
  • developing top performing teams 
  • establishing and running collaborations with industries and public research 
  • attracting competitive research funding.
  • The candidate must be at the level of professor or associate professor in a field relevant to MCI. If not previously assessed positively for such a position the candidate will be assessed according to the procedures at SDU/TEK.


    The Head of Department reports to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.

    For additional information about the position please contact the Dean, Professor Henrik Bindslev, tel.: +45 65 50 73 02, e-mail:

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