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Professor in Applied Economics

Technical University of Denmark - Department of Technology, Management and Economics, DTU Management

Location: Lyngby - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd May 2019
Closes: 28th June 2019

DTU Management - Department of Technology, Management and Economics, Technical University of Denmark, invites applications for positions as professor or professor with special responsibilities in applied economics. 

The position as professor is a permanent faculty post. The position as professor with special responsibilities is a 5-year fixed-term post with the option of a 3-year extension. 

The department particularly welcomes expertise in the areas of energy, climate change or transportation. Excellent candidates within all fields of applied economics, such as environmental economics, welfare economics, industrial organisation, econometrics and urban economics are also encouraged to apply. 

Responsibilities and tasks

The professor will carry out excellent research with a focus on energy, climate or transportation. The key responsibilities are: 

  • Research leadership in order to strengthen and develop the profile and international visibility of the department
  • Guidance and supervision of early career researchers
  • External collaboration with academia, the industry and public agencies
  • Teaching and supervision at under graduate and graduate level
  • Attracting grants and initiate and secure external funding for new projects
  • Especially, in the case of transportation, involvement in public sector advice can be expected

The professor will furthermore collaborate with other research groups at DTU. 

The successful candidate is expected to take a lead role in teaching at BSc, MSc, and PhD level. For international candidates, DTU can provide Danish language courses enabling the candidates to teach in Danish within 2-3 years.

Requirements and qualifications

The candidate must have the following qualifications: 

  • A high level of original scientific production at international level, which has contributed to further development of the area
  • Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development
  • Collaboration with industry and /or public authorities
  • Experience in designing and preparing successful applications for public or private funding of large research projects
  • Documented experience in research management, including the handling of management assignments in national or international projects, research programmes, conferences etc.
  • Experience with the supervision and guidance of PhD students
  • Communication skills 

Candidate assessment

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to: 

  • Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record and research vision
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with the industry
  • International impact and experience
  • Leadership and collaboration
  • Communication skills 

Application procedure

To apply, please read the full job advertisement at 

Application deadline: 28 June 2019 

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. 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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