Assistant/Associate Professorship focussed on Applied Mathematics

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28. september 2016
1. november 2016

DTU Compute, Section for Dynamical Systems at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for an assistant/associate professorship with focus on applied mathematics.

DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. At the same time DTU Compute is an engineering department covering informatics and communication technologies (ICT) in their broadest sense.
Finally, DTU Compute plays a major role in addressing the societal challenges of the digital society where ICT is a part of every industry, service, and human endeavour.

DTU Compute strives to achieve research excellence in its basic science disciplines, to achieve technological leadership in research and innovation, and to address societal challenges in collaboration with partners at DTU and other academic institutions, nationally and internationally, and, equally important, with industry and organizations. DTU Compute interacts with leading centres and strategic partners in order to increase participation in major consortia.

DTU Compute plays a central role in education at all levels of the engineering programmes at DTU - both in terms of our scientific disciplines and our didactic innovation.

Responsibilities and tasks
The assistant/associate professor is expected to work closely with colleagues in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science in general, with colleagues in the Section for Dynamical Systems in particular, as well as with colleagues in other DTU departments, in both teaching and research.

The teaching responsibilities spans from introductory courses through master- and Ph.D. level courses. Within research the candidate is expected to contribute to enhance the department’s core competences within nonlinear ordinary, partial, deterministic and/or stochastic differential equations. The candidate will develop modelling using differential equations and dynamical systems theory. Cooperation with industry on mathematical modelling is considered an important task of the position. The candidate is expected to seek international cooperation, engage in project management and to take leadership in the development of the research field of dynamical systems and its applications for society and industry.

Research Areas
We seek a candidate with an active research interest and documented research experience, within one or more of the following areas:

Modelling of dynamical systems using linear and nonlinear ordinary differential equations, and/or difference equations, and/or partial differential equations, and/or stochastic differential equations.
Use of both analytical and numerical methods. Applications for society and industry.


  • Assistant Professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in engineering, mathematics, or physics
  • Associate Professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in engineering, mathematics, or physics as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an Assistant Professorship and should document didactic/pedagogic training.  

Furthermore, the candidates should have:

  • University level teaching experience
  • Preferably experience mathematical modelling for industry
  • Preferably experience with project management
  • Leadership and team skills  

In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to

  • experience in teaching and education
  • scientific production and research potential at an international level
  • ability to promote and utilize research results
  • all-round experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • ability to contribute to development of internal and external cooperation

We offer
DTU offers an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. DTU is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

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

The position as associate professor and assistant professor is permanent. The assistant professor will after a maximum of 4 years transfer to a position as associate professor provided that the employee is recommended for assessment and is deemed qualified.
More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.

The place of work will be at DTU Compute, Dynamical Systems Section (Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark).

Further information
Please contact Professor Mads Peter Sørensen at, or Associate Professor Poul G. Hjorth at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 November 2016. Apply online via the "Ansøg" link.

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration.
To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in a single PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights)
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Documentation for teaching experience (e.g. in the form of a teaching portfolio - applicants applying for the position as associate professor)

In the field “Please indicate which position you are applying for” please indicate whether you are applying for position as Associate or Assistant Professor.

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

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

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