Professor (with special responsibilities) in Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Technical University of Denmark - DTU Management Engineering

DTU Management Engineering at Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as Professor (with special responsibilities) in Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

The professor will be attached to the Technology and Innovation Management division, one of the six divisions comprising the Department. The division employs approximately 55 persons including presently a permanent faculty of 25.

With this position, DTU aims to foster research and teaching in corporate entrepreneurship and innovation management within established firms. Specifically, the aim is to advance corporate entrepreneurship and innovation management in the context of scientific and technological advances from Danish and European ‘big science’ initiatives and facilities.

For this particular position, DTU Management Engineering aims for a close cooperation with DTU’s Physics department to jointly seize industrial opportunities created by the large public investment in large research infrastructure such as The European Spallation Source (ESS). As a leading technical university, DTU has a well-developed eco-system related to innovation, entrepreneurship, and business development. For the right candidate, this constitutes a unique opportunity for developing research, industrial networks, and teaching.

Responsibilities and tasks

The new professor is expected to take leadership in developing the research and teaching activities within the area of corporate entrepreneurship and innovation management, including technology management. In particular, this position includes developing and leading new research and alliances, further building up of a research team, developing research applications, and accelerating the academic output in general. Supervising and supporting doctoral students and early career team members will be a central task as well.

The new professor is expected to develop and strengthen the links to researchers at DTU Physics, with a special emphasis on developing the innovation outcomes of physics research connected to large research infrastructures like ESS.

The new professor is expected to take a leading role in collaboration with external stakeholders and contribute to the wider knowledge-exchange with society at large. This also includes internal collaboration with stakeholders in DTU’s corporate entrepreneurship and business development eco-system.

The new professor is also expected to take the lead in research-based teaching at the BSc, MSc, and PhD levels. This includes teaching and master thesis supervision in the area of corporate entrepreneurship and innovation management. Contributions to the University’s executive programmes are welcomed and supported. A general task is to increase entrepreneurship awareness and spread the approach of entrepreneurship as a mindset among students and colleagues.

Application procedure

To apply, please read the full job advertisement at

Application deadline: 28 January 2018.

DTU Management Engineering contributes actively to the development of management tools and optimization of processes by using and re-thinking theoretical engineering perspectives, models, and methods. Through our research and teaching, we ensure an innovative, competitive, and sustainable organization and use of technologies within areas such as energy and climate, transportation, production and health, both domestic and abroad. DTU Management Engineering has 350 employees, including around 70 PhD students. More than 20% of our employees are from abroad and a total of 38 different nationalities are represented at the Department.

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 11,000 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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