Full Professor (Chair) in Human Behaviour

DTU Management

Department of Technology, Management and Economics (DTU Management) invites applications for a permanent faculty position as full professor (chair) in Human Behaviour. At DTU, you will have the possibility to break the ground for understanding human behaviour and what it means in relation to technologies and the green transition. Your work will support the DTU vision of creating “technology for people”.

You are at the frontier in understanding how humans perceive, decide and act with their environment. Key questions are how these abilities develop and change over the lifespan and vary across individuals, groups, and cultures. How are they shaped by socioeconomic and political factors? What policies and interventions can influence individual behaviour or outcome?

DTU Management offers an interdisciplinary environment bridging social sciences to technical sciences. We are international leading and offers great opportunities for collaborating with leading scholars. Our research is empirically based and data intensive.

We encourage excellent candidates with a background in e.g. psychology or economics to apply. The chair may cover a broad range of research topics within human behaviour such as perceptions, preferences, decision-making, communication, social cognition, behaviour and public policy. The department particularly welcomes researchers with domain knowledge in the areas of environmental behaviour and/or transportation.   

Responsibilities and qualifications
The professor will carry out excellent research on human behaviour in relation to sustainable technology and the green transition. The key responsibilities are:

  • Research leadership in order to strengthen and develop the profile and international visibility of the department
  • Guidance and supervision of early career researchers
  • External collaboration with academia, the industry and public agencies
  • Teaching and supervision at under graduate and graduate level
  • Attracting grants and initiate and secure external funding for new projects
  • Especially in the case of transportation, involvement in public sector advice can be expected

The position will involve teaching in existing relevant courses, developing new relevant course materials and possible course responsibility. As a teacher, you must like communicating in an inspiring and motivating way in courses and coach students in projects, which must be clear in your teaching plan. You are also expected to advise B.Sc.-, M.Sc.- and PhD-thesis projects.

DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. Applicants are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time are expected to master both. Daily working language at the Department is English.

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

  • Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record and research vision
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including collaboration with industry and/or public authorities
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

Salary and terms of employment
We offer an attractive teaching conditions, possibilities to favorable taxation for non-Danish residence (see Danish Tax Authority), funding for research, traveling, and a competitive salary. Denmark offers abundant research funding opportunities from its many private and public foundations. 

Starting date is according to mutual agreement. The position is a full-time position.

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The salary for the position will be determined by the applicant’s qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.    

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Department Mette Wier, tel.: +45 6060 5566 email: mwier@dtu.dk.     

You can read more about DTU Management at www.man.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 29 August 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) addressed to the President
  • Vision for teaching and research
  • CV including employment history, list of publications indicating scientific highlights, H-index (Google, Scopus and WoS) and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/)
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

You can learn more about the recruitment process here.

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.

Who are we?
DTU Management conducts excellent research in the intersection between management, technology and economics. We develop solutions in close cooperation with companies and public authorities. Our research aims at strengthening welfare, productivity and sustainability within the society. A key element is the role of technology and its interaction with industry and individuals. The department offers a wide range of courses and programs at bachelor, master and PhD level across DTU’s study programs. The department has around 200 employees, approximately 50% coming from abroad.

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.