Join us in shaping the next generation of engineers as DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Digital Installations

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DTU Engineering Technology invites applications for a position as Assistant/Associate Professor in digital Installations in the newly started research group Building Technology and Processes. You will contribute in establishing the research group by defining research projects and research objectives – and you will contribute in the transformation of research into teaching in one or more of the following areas: Mechanical installations, Indoor climate and energy, Building Management Systems (BMS) and Building Automation, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Virtual Design and Construction (VDC).

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
The position as assistant/associate professor at DTU Engineering Technology entails a combination of teaching, supervision and research. Your teaching activities will likely include courses within the research areas as described above. You must also be willing to expand your teaching competencies in relation to DTU's future needs.


Apart from teaching, you will engage in a number of industrial research projects, both by joining on-going projects at the department, as well as by taking the lead in applying for and finding external funding for research and development projects in close collaboration with your research group. The main research themes for your research group relates to the practical application of construction technology for a sustainable built environment, why emphasis is on collaborative relationships with companies, industry associations and public institutions.

We are looking for applicants with a relevant MSc or PhD degree in engineering, with extensive experience within one or more of the areas: Mechanical installations, Indoor climate and energy, Building Management Systems (BMS) and Building Automation, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Virtual Design and Construction (VDC). 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.

The teaching language in our department is Danish. You must therefore be able to teach in Danish after three years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.

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 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 applicants’ 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.  

The place of work is DTU Ballerup Campus. The position is full time with a starting date as soon as possible.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Tommy Johansen (tomjo@dtu.dk), or Malene Kirstine Holst (malho@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 1 September 2021 (Danish time)Applications must be in English and submitted as a single PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please click the link “Apply online” / “Ansøg online”, fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in a single PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Vision for teaching
  • Vision for research & development
  • CV including employment history, list of publications indicating scientific highlights, H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/)
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

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.

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

The recruitment process
First and second round of interviews is expected to be held in week 39 to 41. The final candidates are expected to be selected and offered the position in week 42, with job start 1. November 2021 or as soon as possible.

You can learn more about the recruitment process here.

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 for student innovation and collaboration, 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.