Professor in Applied Mathematics and Nonlinear Dynamical Systems

Technical University of Denmark - DTU Compute

DTU Compute’s Section for Dynamical Systems invites applications for an appointment as Professor within applied mathematics and nonlinear dynamical systems. 

DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. At the same time DTU Compute is an engineering department covering informatics and communication technologies (ICT) in their broadest sense. Finally, DTU Compute plays a major role in addressing the societal challenges of the digital society where ICT is a part of every industry, service, and human endeavour. 

DTU Compute strives to achieve research excellence in its basic science disciplines, to achieve technological leadership in research and innovation, and to address societal challenges in collaboration with partners at DTU and other academic institutions, nationally and internationally, and, equally important, with industry and organizations. DTU Compute interacts with leading centres and strategic partners in order to increase participation in major consortia. 

DTU Compute plays a central role in education at all levels of the engineering programmes at DTU - both in terms of our scientific disciplines and our didactic innovation. 

The aim of the new position is to expand the Department’s teaching and research in applied mathematics and nonlinear dynamical systems with a focus on problems from industry and society. 

Responsibilities and tasks
The professorship is a position through which DTU wishes to reinforce and develop a specific subject area. You are required to take the lead in this area and, where appropriate, work closely with other professors. The tasks include research, teaching and—ideally—innovation and/or scientific advice. 

The successful candidate is expected to build up a portfolio of common research projects and research-based services within mathematics and nonlinear dynamical systems aimed at industry, public agents, other DTU partners as well as international partners. To further develop core competences within applied mathematics and nonlinear systems for the technical sciences; such as nonlinear partial differential equations, reaction diffusion advection problems, complexity, spatio-temporal pattern formation and solitons, with applications to optics, life-science, physics, superconductivity and traffic models. 

The successful candidate is expected to participate in research-based teaching at bachelor-, master- and PhD levels. The professor must have a well-documented record, and is expected to participate, in the development of new courses at all levels, including development of e-learning. 

The position includes research management in order to strengthen, develop and attract funding to applied and industrial mathematics with emphasis on dynamical systems. It also includes developing the department’s internal and external cooperation. 

Other duties are: 

  • Innovation and/or scientific advice with main focus on current societal challenges and industry.
  • Guidance and supervision of assistant professors and researchers.
  • Academic assessment work.
  • Knowledge exchange with society and industry.
  • Enhancing collaboration with other DTU departments in joint projects and fundraising. This may include DTU Fotonik, DTU Nanotech, DTU Mechanics, DTU Aqua, and DTU Energy.
  • Promoting the department’s internal cohesion through joint collaboration. 

Application procedure
To apply, please read the full job advertisement at 

Application deadline: 27 March 2017. 

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation, and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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