The Department of Engineering Technology at DTU invites applications for a full-time faculty position as Associate Professor within the research area Business Development and Technology Implementation.

We seek a colleague interested in how technology implementation influences business development.

Research within the Section for Business Development is focused on business development, finance, innovation strategy, business model innovation, managerial economics, and managerial accounting. The section is currently building up research capacity with the ambition to host an international environment for research and teaching within the broad area of business development. Research in the section is generally cross-disciplinary bridging various aspects of management and engineering to provide new insights into economic aspects of technology implementation. Faculty members have backgrounds in management, economics, sociology, political science, and engineering. The section emphasizes a solid though pluralistic approach to research methodology including both quantitative and quantitative empirical methods. Core research areas of the Section include topics such as economic aspects of implementing new green technologies, green finance, new market creation, green business model innovation, social and environmental sustainability, how to embed management perspectives into engineering educational programs, etc.

The Section focuses on addressing the challenges and opportunities in business development faced by firms in evolving conditions, emphasizing sustainability and digital transformation. We collaborate with a diverse range of organizations, including large enterprises and SMEs, across the public and private sector. These collaborations provide insight into the challenges faced by practitioners when implementing new technologies and the particular emphasis on SMEs provides unique insights into their dynamic environments.

Our Department and Section prioritize research and teaching that are closely aligned with practical applications, and for this position practical experience through prior occupations outside of academia is an advantage. Experience with empirical research is valuable, as is the ability to connect with the Department's technically focused research areas and practitioners. The Section for Business Development provides teaching and supervision across undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs in economics, business administration, leadership, sustainability, and digitalization.


  • Delivering teaching, course development, and supervising in continuing education
  • Actively participating in departmental and section activities, such as meetings, seminars, and conferences
  • Initiating, securing funding for, and coordinating research projects
  • Advancing the Department's research agenda on business economic aspects of technology implementation and strengthening its international position

To meet the position's requirements, the applicant is expected to be regularly present and actively involved in teaching and research activities within the Section and Department.


  • Experience with research on new technologies such as 3D printing, robotics, drones, etc.
  • Experience with one or more social science research methods for the collection and analysis of empirical materials
  • Engagement with industry participants (collaboration, data collection, etc.)
  • Demonstrated teaching expertise in continuing education in the areas of financial management, organizational development, and open innovation
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in Danish
  • A collaborative spirit and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary work

Candidates should have a keen interest in collaborating with Section and Departmental colleagues in research and teaching to foster a vibrant academic culture. For this position, the successful candidate can be employed as Teaching Faculty with limited research obligations. Candidates who do not hold an assistant professorship and documented didactic/pedagogic training will be expected to participate in DTU’s internal teaching education program.

You must be responsible for the teaching of courses. DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time are expected to master both.

As formal qualification you 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.

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above 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
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

Starting date is 1 December 2024. The position is a full-time position.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Kristina Vaarst Andersen, tel.: +45 9351 1785

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 21 July 2024 (23.59 Danish time). Apply online here: Associate Professor in Business Development and Technology Implementation

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Vision for teaching and research
  • 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)

You can learn more about the recruitment process here.

Applications 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.

The research area of the Department is Technology Implementation, integrating both technical and social science disciplines. We develop tools and methods for successful technology implementation and state-of-the-art engineering and executive education. Our activities are organized into research sections focusing on engineering education, research, and technology implementation across various engineering fields, covering technical, organizational, and business aspects. This structure promotes cross-disciplinary exchange of research ideas and fosters a strong intellectual environment.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of.

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