DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering

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If you want to make a difference in society and you are looking for the best possible foundation for fulfilling your ambitions, it is right here in front of you.

At DTU Engineering Technology you will be at the forefront of university-industry collaboration. You will be a decisive partner in bringing new technologies to a range of industries and companies.

DTU Engineering Technology bridges research with problem solving through university-industry collaboration that takes form with and without student involvement. For example by industry cases in teaching, industry cases driving student projects and in collaboration between employees and industry.

DTU Engineering Technology invites applicants for a position as DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Environmental engineering in the research group Mobility, Environment, and Infrastructure. You will be a driving force in developing digitalization in the water sector for more sustainable design, construction and operation. The research group consists of 5 colleagues and is expected to grow in the next years by addition of PhD-students. Your contribution will strengthen the group’s sustainability profile in the hydrological cycle, ground water planning and protection, soil and groundwater pollution and remediation, storm water and climate adaption and waste water utilities.

The assistant professor position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. 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. We develop talent by offering a career mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and postgraduate teacher training. DTU’s Tenure Track is an appointment of at most six years, during which you will receive career support in the form of professional and personal guidance. At the end of the tenure track appointment you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, who will assess your appointment to a permanent Associate Professorship. Read more about the DTU Tenure Track program at DTU at this homepage.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your overall focus will be, contributing to DTU’s strategic aim towards being Europe’s best Engineering education. We provide courses and instruction that feed into a number of DTU’s Bachelor in Engineering (BEng) Programmes as well as a range of continuing education formats, including Diploma Programmes. Our approach is research and development-based with a strong focus on professional practice, hands-on experience, problem solving and business readiness.  Qualifying our graduates to detect, analyse and find solutions to real-world challenges and technical problems across engineering disciplines and in practice-based, complex and development-oriented job functions. At DTU, the pedagogical concept and the BEng programmes are based upon the internationally recognized concept CDIO.

Your focus will be to strengthen the department’s competences within digitalization of the water sector for the development of sustainable and resilient designs, constructions and operation. You will work with nearby colleagues, and with both academic and industrial partners in Denmark as well as abroad. University-industry collaboration will characterize your teaching and research, why we value practical and theoretical experience with designing, implementing and operation of elements of the water management: planning, water protection, water contamination and remediation and utility services. Your primary tasks will be to:

  • Teach and supervise BEng and BSc student projects, and be co-supervisor for PhD students
  • Supervise students during internships
  • Course responsible for courses within ground water, storm water, sewage water and soil and ground water pollution, eg course number 62280 - Natural drainage and water supply, and 62389 - Climate adaption and cloud burst for Run off Water

You must be responsible for the teaching of courses. The teaching language of the department is Danish. Coming from abroad you will be expected to learn Danish and be able to teach in Danish after 3 years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.

As formal qualification you must hold either a MSc and at least 3 years relevant experience or a PhD degree (or equivalent) according to the career structure, you are applying for. If you are applying for the associate professor position you should also have academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship and documented didactic/pedagogic training.

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

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • 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
Salary and employment terms and conditions are according to the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations, and the career structure for Bachelor of Engineering educations and the Export Engineer education or the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities

The salary for the position will be determined by the applicant’s qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

The place of work is DTU in Ballerup.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from associate professor, Solbritt Christiansen, solb@dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Engineering Technology at www.engtech.dtu.dk.  

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
Please submit your online application no later than 30 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)
  • Vision for teaching and research
  • CV including employment history, list of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights), H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/) (for the Job structure for Academic Staff at Universities)
  • CV including employment history, list of industrial research projects, publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights), H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/) (for the career structure for Bachelor of Engineering educations and the Export Engineer education)
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

You can learn more about the recruitment process here.

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

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

About DTU Engineering Technology
DTU Engineering Technology has a strong track record in university-industry collaboration on both faculty and student level. Based on DTU’s Ballerup Campus with state-of-the art labs and workshops, DTU Engineering Technology is a driver in collaborations between students, faculty and small and medium sized companies. With approximately 500 graduation projects and 500 student internships with industry per year, our hands-on approach to technology transfer and solving real-life industry challenges is part of everything we do.

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.