Professor in Climate Change Economics

Technical University of Denmark - Department of Management Engineering

The Department of Management Engineering at Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as professor in Climate Change Economics and scientific leader.

DTU Management Engineering is a department with the overall mission of contributing to research, development, and education within the following scientific areas: Systems Analysis, Management Science, Production and Service Management, Technology and Innovation Management, Transport Modelling, and Quantitative Sustainability Assessment.

The professor will be affiliated to the Systems Analysis Division.

The research field of the position includes methodological development and application of economics as part of multidisciplinary efforts on:

  • Development of methodologies for the assessment of climate hazard damage costs and risk management, including quantitative modelling approaches and applications.
  • Modelling of extreme coastal and urban flooding events based on welfare economic approaches reflecting risk preferences and optimal decision making on climate change adaptation.
  • Integration of damage cost assessment and stochastic representations of uncertainty addressing climate model parameters as well as structural uncertainties in impact and damage cost modelling.

Responsibilities and tasks
The new professor is expected to become the scientific leader and driving force in our research on climate change economics including development of climate change damage cost modelling.

The position includes research leadership with strong international and Danish partners, successful research applications, and multidisciplinary team building with extensive publications in highly ranked journals. The new professor is also expected to contribute to leadership in research-based teaching at the bachelors, masters, and PhD levels. Supervising and supporting PhDs and BSc/MSc projects and early career team members will also be a central task.

The professor will take a leading role in DTU collaboration on climate change, as well as in relation to further strengthening of DTU’s international and Danish networks including dialogues with decision makers and other users of our research. Collaboration with top climate change experts in the context of IPCC and other international institutions will also be a key activity.

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

Application deadline: 29 July 2018 (local time).

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 340 employees; including an academic staff of 190 and 68 PhD students. More than 20% of our employees are from abroad and in all 38 different nationalities are represented at the Department.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,200 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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