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Professor in Sustainable Buildings and Construction

Technical University of Denmark - DTU Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Location: Lyngby - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd June 2022
Closes: 29th July 2022

DTU Civil and Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a professorship in the Section for Design and Processes. 

The Section for Design and Processes covers design of new facilities as well as retrofitting of existing facilities in the built environment based on research within building design in Denmark and the Arctic, architectural engineering, fire safety, process modelling and, interoperable building information modelling. We have a holistic cross-disciplinary focus and always strive to include partners in our research activities to develop technical solutions that can enable the green transition of the built environment. 

The professorship is dedicated to sustainability in civil engineering focusing on buildings and transportation infrastructures. As climate impact and resource consumption in the construction industry and the built environment is monumental, we are obliged to contribute to sustainable change, and the professor will do so by developing and applying unbiased and research-based sustainability assessment methods to Civil Engineering including functionality, technic, processes, design, and risks. This will be pursued in collaboration with generic approaches and other domain specific activities at DTU. 

Responsibilities and qualifications

As a professor in sustainable buildings and construction, you are expected to play a leading role in the further academic development of the disciplines covered by the section. You will contribute to education, research, and development of at least two of the following areas: 

  • Building and infrastructure design methods taking sustainability into account
  • Circular construction and building design, e.g., design for disassembly, second life components or risks in reuse
  • Integration of sustainability and risk assessment for civil engineering design methods and solutions
  • Science based sustainability assessment methods for buildings and building components 

Other primary tasks involve: 

  • Take a lead role in fundraising
  • Interdisciplinary collaborative research and innovation projects at national and international level
  • Services to public administrations, standardization, and the industry
  • Dissemination of research results through scientific publications and towards the industry
  • Administrative duties including academic assessment work on all levels 

You are expected to operate within an interdisciplinary research team as well as actively collaborate with other research groups at DTU and other universities. 

You have a strong, proven track record in research, and education on a high international level within assessment of sustainable performance in the built environment and you are familiar with the complexity of the construction industry and stakeholder positions. 

You are enthusiastic about teaching and interaction with students, and you have successful experience in teaching and student supervision in one or more of the disciplines covered by the Section. Furthermore, you 

  • Have a strong profile in research documented through original publications and citations in international scientific journals and conference proceedings
  • Have a demonstrated track record in research funding
  • Have documented experiences in international standardization
  • Have a strong international network
  • Are creative, innovative, driven by scientific curiosity, and eager to collaborate with students, colleagues, and external partners
  • Have good communication skills in English and preferably also in Danish or another Scandinavian language, both written and spoken 

You are an experienced research group and project manager, and you believe in dialogue and feedback as the basis for sound decision-making. 

Application procedure

To apply, please read the full job advertisement via Apply button.

Application deadline: 29 July 2022 (Danish time). 

Read more about DTU at www.dtu.dk/english.

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