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Associate/Assistant Professors in Applied Economics within the fields of Energy, Climate and Transport

Technical University of Denmark - DTU Management

Location: Lyngby - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th February 2020
Closes: 15th March 2020

DTU Management - Department of Technology, Management and Economics invites applications for positions as Associate or Assistant Professor in Applied Economics. We are looking for scholars who will conduct excellent research within economics in line with the department’s application areas. The department particularly welcomes expertise in the areas of energy, climate or transportation.  

The positions are offered in the field of applied economics with a focus on one or more of the following research topics:

  • Design of policy instruments, regulatory frameworks and market designs that facilitate the green transition in a socio-economic efficient way.
  • Energy markets, energy infrastructure and transportation demand, including the role of market mechanisms, competition and regulation such as taxes, pricing, capacity provision, information etc. 
  • The interaction between climate changes and the economy, including social welfare, in the context of uncertainties, risk and preferences.
  • Predicting short- and long-term effects of transport policies, and assessment of economic- and welfare consequences 

Responsibilities and tasks

DTU’s vision is technological research to help societies transition rapidly to a green and sustainable world. With the announced positions, DTU wishes to strengthen our capacity for supporting this transition.

Your main activities will include: 

  • Conducting excellent research in one the above mentioned research areas and publication of articles in international high-level journals
  • Teaching future engineers in economics. For international candidates, DTU can provide Danish language courses enabling the candidates to teach in Danish within 2-3 years.
  • Building/further developing a strong and academically visible research profile within one of the above mentioned research areas
  • Attracting external funding to the field of research
  • Building collaborations with researchers from other DTU departments covering a wide range of technology domains.
  • Participation in projects and collaborations related to research-based public sector consultancy.


Candidates for an

  • Assistant professorship must hold a PhD degree in economics (or equivalent) and have completed postdoctoral research.
  • Associate professorship must hold a PhD degree in economics (or equivalent), as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship. Documented didactic/pedagogic training is asked for and if that is not possible, this training must take place within the beginning of the tenure.

Moreover, we expect you to bring the following: 

  • You have strong expertise and an excellent track record in one or more of the research topics listed above
  • You have the ability to motivate colleagues, peers, and students to give the very best and create an interdisciplinary atmosphere to achieve ambitious goals.
  • You are an open-minded team player, motivated to contribute to a common goal.
  • You enjoy teaching at bachelor and master level and are eager to develop your skills towards effective teaching in economics for engineers. 

Application procedure

To apply, please read the full job advertisement at 

Application deadline: 15 March 2020

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