Associate or Assistant Professors in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

DTU Kemiteknik
fredag 07 sep 18

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The Technical University of Denmark solicits applications for the above positions created to support the further development of DTU Chemical Engineering.

The research background of a successful applicant should be within the core of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering applied in the chemical, the biochemical, the food, the pharmaceutical or the energy related industries. Candidates are expected to be ambitious and work in the front line of their respective research fields with a strong focus on innovation, i.e. making useful and applied research and with the ability to work with both academic and industrial partners. The research will either be associated to one of our present research groups (DPC, CoaST, CHEC, AT-CERE, PROSYS) or form basis for new fields, i.e. within digitalization, communication and visualization technology for the further development of both chemical and biochemical products and processes.

Responsibilities and tasks
Research and innovation at the highest international level within core fields of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - with strong cooperation within the department and with other departments at DTU.

The teaching will cover experimental and theoretical Bachelor-, Master- and PhD-level courses as well as in-service training courses for industry. Bachelor courses are primarily taught in Danish, other courses in English. Most courses are taught in Denmark but the department is also responsible for a full Master’s program in Beijing, China, in the framework of Sino-Danish Center for Research and Education.

For international candidates, DTU offers Danish language courses for the purpose of being able to teach in Danish within the first 2-3 years.

Candidates for an

  • assistant professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent)
  • associate professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent), as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship and documented didactic/pedagogic training

We expect you have experience with university research in close interaction with industry, you enjoy teamwork and interactions with students at all levels.

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to: 

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record, and research vision
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International impact and experience
  • Leadership potential and collaboration
  • Communication skills

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The assistant professor position is a permanent entry-level faculty position. After a maximum of 4 years, an assistant professor can be promoted to an associate professor position after assessment. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.   

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.   

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Department, Professor Kim Dam-Johansen, tel.: +45 4525 2845.

You can read more about DTU Chemical Engineering at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 10 October 2018 (local 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.   

In the field “Please indicate which position you are applying for”, please indicate whether you are applying for the position as Associate or Assistant Professor.

The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • List of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights)
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU Chemical Engineering is a leading international department being responsible for research, education and innovation within: Chemical and Biochemical process engineering and production, Design of Chemical and Biochemical products and processes, Energy and Environment.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.