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The Department of Civil Engineering at DTU, Section for Geotechnics and Geology, invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor position within the subject field of Pavement Engineering. DTU Civil Engineering is composed of six sections with the Section for Geotechnics and Geology engaged in research within the fields of geotechnical engineering, technical geology, applied geophysics, and pavements. We seek a new scientific staff member, having a strong potential to become an academic leader within the pavement arena.

The assistant or associate professorship is a permanent entry-level faculty position.

Activities are expected within the general subject field of transportation infrastructure, with focus on the thermomechanical behaviour of pavements; particularly, generating new knowledge and developing new testing, modelling and analysis techniques for rigid, semi-rigid, composite, and small-element paving constructions. Scientific attention will also be directed towards the integration of modern sensing technologies within these traditional civil engineering constructions.

Moreover, given that the Section for Geotechnics and Geology is engaged in research for infrastructure projects in Greenland, the candidate will be expected to contribute to the field of cold climate infrastructure engineering.

Responsibilities and tasks
The department is looking for a flexible, enthusiastic, well-organized, and independent candidate, who will take part in the ongoing efforts to develop a reputable pavement-related research and education platform at DTU. In particular, it is expected that the successful candidate will be able to contribute to one or more of the following fields:

  • Thermomechanical modelling and analysis of pavement systems.
  • Pavement education at the Bachelor, Master, and PhD level.
  • Sensing and instrumentation for condition evaluation.
  • Mechanical characterization of pavement materials.
  • Pavement design and rehabilitation design.
  • Transportation infrastructure in cold climates.
  • Pavement performance evaluation.

Dissemination of research results is expected through scientific publications, conference presentations, interdisciplinary collaborative projects at national and international level, and services to public administrations and the industry. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to seek and achieve external funding.  

Educational responsibilities include among other things, development of new teaching materials, classroom teaching/lecturing at DTU campuses (mainly Lyngby), writing and grading exams and reports, as well as supervision of individual or group projects, and supervision of MSc students, PhD students, and Postdocs. The educational responsibilities will, to the extent possible, be related to the above listed activity focus areas, however flexibility is required; it is expected that the candidate will be able and willing to cover and contribute to a wider spectrum of topics - as covered by the Section’s research fields.

Please note that the expected teaching language on Bachelor level is Danish, while on postgraduate level (MSc or PhD) it is required to be in English. International candidates are required to take courses in Danish and be able to teach in Danish within 2-3 years.

Lastly, the candidate is expected to seek collaboration with researchers within the Section, researchers from other sections, and also with researchers from other DTU departments.

Candidates for an

  • assistant professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent)
  • associate professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent), as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship and documented didactic/pedagogic training

A qualified candidate must hold a PhD degree in Civil Engineering. The candidate’s PhD work (and any subsequent work) should be closely related to at least one of the above-mentioned activity focus areas, and involve a balanced combination of theory and applied elements. A qualified candidate must possess excellent communication skills in English, both written and spoken.
Advantage will be given to candidates with:

  • Relevant Postdoc experience.
  • Relevant publication record.
  • Teaching experience. 
  • Relevant industry experience. 
  • Experience in collaboration with industry and governmental institutions.
  • Proven ability to attract external funding.
  • Communication skills in Danish or other Nordic language is an advantage
  • Self-motivated and independent

In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to

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

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

An assistant professorship is a permanent entry-level faculty position. After a maximum of 4 years, an assistant professor can be promoted to an associate professor position after assessment. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU

In general terms, the position is based at Lyngby Campus with possible short teaching duties at other DTU campuses, in particular Ballerup and Sisimiut.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Eyal Levenberg, email:, tel.: +45 4525 1907.

You can read more about DTU Civil Engineering 
You can read more about the Section 
Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 3 July 2019 (local time).
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Ansøg", fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.

The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • List of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights)
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. 

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