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Join us in shaping the next generation of engineers as Assistant/Associate professor in Mechanical Engineering and Product development

DTU Engineering Technology invites applications for a position as Assistant/Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Product development in the newly started research group Mechanical Technology. Here you will contribute in defining and establishing the research group by defining research projects and research objectives – and you will contribute in the transformation of research into teaching in one or more of the following areas:

  • Materials (including polymers), process technology and sustainability
  • Product development, prototype and laboratory testing
  • Mechanical design, modelling, dimensioning and construction techniques
  • Thermodynamic processes
  • Static and dynamic mechanical systems and structures

DTU Engineering Technology is located at DTU Ballerup Campus and is part of the Technical University of Denmark. We provide courses and instruction that feed into a number of DTU’s Bachelor in Engineering (BEng) Programmes as well as a range of continuing education formats, including Diploma Programmes. Our approach is research and development-based with a strong focus on professional practice, hands-on experience, problem solving and business readiness, qualifying our graduates to detect, analyse and find solutions to real-world challenges and technical problems across engineering disciplines and in practice-based, complex and development-oriented job functions.

DTU Engineering Technology has an extensive portfolio of industry-university collaborations at both student and faculty level. This forms the basis of our growing research field, technology implementation in engineering and engineering education, which focuses on synthesizing learnings from multiple single cases into the development of new methodology, theory and tools for technology implementation,

The pedagogical concept of the Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) Programmes is based upon the internationally recognized concept CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate). This is a concept DTU has developed in global cooperation with other universities, ensuring that graduates have a high degree of professionalism and strong personal and interpersonal skills taught in an engineering context.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The position as assistant/associate professor at DTU Engineering Technology entails a combination of teaching, supervision and research. Your teaching activities vary in format to inspire and challenge the students according to their qualifications, learning styles and the nature of the subject. Your teaching contributes to the life shaping student experiences that prepare the students for their careers and lives. Your teaching activities will include courses in the area of :

  • Product development and documentation
  • Process- and Materials technology
  • Thermodynamic and energy technology
  • CAD – Computer Aided Design
  • Machine Elements

You must also be willing to expand your teaching competencies in relation to DTU's future needs.

Apart from teaching, you will also engage in a number of industrial research projects. Both by joining existing projects at the department and in your research group as well as by taking the lead in applying for and finding external funding for future projects. Such projects will originate in university-industry collaboration, where you will engage with academic mechanical engineering and innovative, sustainable product development together with and for the benefit of the industry. The central themes for the research group are mechanical and materials technology, energy applications and design for manufacturing, along with collaborative relationships with companies, industry associations and public institutions.

We are looking for applicants who have a broad experience in innovation, design and industrial development, with a collaborative mind-set for both external collaboration in terms of university-industry collaboration, and university-university collaboration as well as internal collaboration within research and teaching in the research group and across the department. The research group is still in the process of establishing itself as part of a major transformation of the department. You will get the opportunity of contributing in the transformation of the department and the definition of the research group, while balancing development and operational tasks.

Qualified applicants will have a relevant MSc degree e.g. in mechanical engineering, or similar as well as:

  • PhD degree or similar is an advantage
  • Several years of relevant industrial experience at a high professional level
  • Extensive teaching experience at university level including guidance, course development, planning and coordination

The teaching language in our department is Danish. You must therefore be able to teach in Danish after three years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.

The candidate will be assessed on the basis of the above responsibilities and qualifications and the following general criteria:

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

Salary and terms of employment
Salary, employment terms and conditions are according to the collective agreement for government employed academic staff and the career structure for Bachelor of Engineering educations and the Export Engineer education.

The place of work is DTU Ballerup Campus. The position is full time with a starting date as soon as possible.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Mads Peter Schreiber,  or Malene Kirstine Holst,

You can read more about DTU Engineering Technology at

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure 
Please submit your online application no later than 21 March 2021 (Danish time). 

Applications must be in English and submitted as a single PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please click the link “Apply online” / “Ansøg 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)
  • Vision for teaching
  • CV including employment history, list of publications indicating scientific highlights, H-index and ORCID (see
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

Please indicate whether you are applying for the position as Assistant or Associate Professor.

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

The recruitment process
After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects applicants for assessment based on the advice of an internal DTU Appointment Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by email.

First round of interviews is expected to be held in week 20 and 21.

Second round of interviews is expected to be held in week 23 to 25.

The final candidates are selected and offered the position in week 27, with job start 1 September 2021.

You can learn more about the recruitment process here.

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