DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Mathematics

DTU Compute

If you are a talented early-career mathematician looking for an attractive environment to develop your skills in research and teaching, this may be the position for you. We are looking for a colleague who will add new facets to our internationally acknowledged research in mathematics with a view to applications. At DTU Compute you will join a team of highly engaged educators, where excellence and innovation in teaching is a key priority.

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
The position is placed in the Section for Mathematics, and your research must be within one or more of the focus areas in the section: Algebra, dynamical systems, geometry, and harmonic analysis. You have a clear view of the application potential of your research and are open for collaboration with researchers in the applied sciences.

Through your high-quality scientific research, you will be developing your own research profile. You have the ambition to publish your results in highly reputed international venues and to lead scientific activities, and you enjoy participating in collaborative research projects. You aim at strengthening and expanding the research and research-based teaching competences of the section, and you look forward to engaging in close collaboration with other members of the section and DTU Compute. You are expected to explore the possibility of seeking external funding to support and enhance your research.

You will participate in planning and teaching at the BSc-, BEng-, MSc-, and PhD levels. Bachelor courses are mostly taught in Danish, other courses in English. We expect you to learn Danish and be able to teach in Danish after 3 years. DTU can provide Danish language courses. As our new Tenure Track Assistant Professor you will get the opportunity to supervise BSc and MSc student projects, as well as co-supervise PhD-students. You are eager to contribute to the innovation of our teaching methods and course portfolio, employing and developing e-learning tools where appropriate.

As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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
The position is a full-time position. 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. Starting date is 1 January 2023 (or according to mutual agreement).  

The position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. Read more about the program and the recruitment process here.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Section, Professor Morten Brøns, mobr@dtu.dk, +45 45 25 30 67.


You can read more about DTU Compute at www.compute.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
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 4 October 2022 (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 for the tenure track period
  • CV including employment history, list of publications, H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/)
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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. Our research spans from basic science to applications in industry and society. DTU Compute provides thousands of engineering students each year with a strong foundation in mathematics, statistics, and computer science, and offers many advanced courses within our scientific disciplines.


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 13,400 students and 5,800 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.