Join us in shaping the next generation of engineers as Assistant/Associate Professor specialising in Life Cycle Assessment

onsdag 09 jun 21

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DTU Engineering Technology invites applications for a position as Assistant/Associate Professor specialising in Life Cycle Assessment in the newly started research group Business Development. Educationally the group have vast experience teaching engineers within economics, innovation- and market disciplines. The group has extensive experience with study management, study board work, subject management, development of new courses (didactics) and implementation of courses and guidance (pedagogy). In addition to teaching experience, the group also has extensive professional work experience. Here you will contribute in defining and 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:

  • Life cycle assessments (LCA) of products and services
  • The global, regional and local climate and environmental impacts of industrial products (raw materials, manufacturing, use, recycling and disposal)
  • Analysis and development of products and production through LCA methods and environmental assessments
  • The role of LCA methods and environmental assessments in companies' contributions to the UN's global goals
  • Use of software for LCA calculations in companies
  • Ecolabels and environmental product declarations (EPD) for products
  • Sustainability in companies' strategic development
  • Managerial economics

DTU Engineering Technology is located at DTU Ballerup Campus and is part of the Technical University of Denmark. 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.

DTU Engineering Technology has an extensive portfolio of industry-university collaborations at both student and faculty level. This forms the basis of our growing research field, technology implementation in engineering and engineering education, which focuses on synthesizing learnings from multiple single cases into the development of new methodology, theory and tools for technology implementation, primarily within the sectors of construction, production and supply infrastructure.   

The pedagogical concept of the Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) Programmes is based upon the internationally recognized concept CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate). This is a concept DTU has developed in global cooperation with other universities, ensuring that graduates have a high degree of professionalism and strong personal and interpersonal skills taught in an engineering context.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The position as assistant/associate professor at DTU Engineering Technology entails a combination of teaching, supervision and research. Your teaching activities vary in format to inspire and challenge the students according to their qualifications, learning styles and the nature of the subject. Your teaching contributes to the life shaping student experiences that prepare the students for their careers and lives. Your teaching activities can include courses within:

  • LCA (62202)
  • Environment, chemistry and products (62219)
  • Project 1 (62220)
  • Integrated production (project 2) (62089)
  • LEAN tools (62B20)
  • LEAN management (62B24)

You must also be willing to expand your teaching competencies in relation to DTU's future needs.

Apart from teaching, you will also engage in a number of industrial research projects. Both by joining existing projects at the department and in your research group as well as by taking the lead in applying for and finding external funding for future projects in close collaboration with your research group of Business Development. Such projects will originate in university-industry collaboration, where you will engage with academic competences in LCA analysis and environmental assessment and sustainability together with and for the benefit of the industry and society. The central themes for the research group are sustainable business development, business economics and LCA analysis, along with collaborative relationships with companies, industry associations and public institutions.

We are looking for applicants who have a broad experience in business disciplines, sustainability, environmental assessment, product development, production processes, and general economics, with a collaborative mind-set for both external collaboration in terms of university-industry collaboration, and university-university collaboration as well as internal collaboration within research and teaching in the research group and across the department. The research group is still in the process of establishing itself as part of a major transformation of the department. You will get the opportunity to contributeto the transformation of the department and the definition of the research group, while balancing development and operational tasks.

Qualified applicants should have a relevant MSc degree e.g. in economics, environmental engineering, chemistry or another LCA-approach as well as:

  • Experience in LCA
  • Experiences with environmental analyses and impact measures
  • Experience in circular economy
  • PhD degree or similar would be considered an advantage
  • Proficient English skills

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.

The candidate will be assessed on the basis of the above responsibilities and qualifications 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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

The place of work is DTU Ballerup Campus. The position is full time with a starting date 1 August or shortly thereafter.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Victor Lund, vlun@dtu.dk or Malene Kirstine Holst, malho@dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Engineering Technology at https://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 23 June 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
  • 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)

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

The recruitment process
After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects applicants for assessment based on the advice of an internal DTU Appointment Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by email.

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.