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Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (DTU Compute) at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as associate professor in Applied Mathematics starting January 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The associate professor will be affiliated with the section for Scientific Computing which is one of eleven sections in the department. The department has approximately 325 employees, including around 90 faculty members.

The research field is Model Based Control, in particular model predictive control, as well as numerical solution of differential equations, model identification and mathematical modelling in connection with diabetes research.

Responsibilities and tasks
The new associate professor will contribute to the research carried out in the section for Scientific Computing at DTU Compute, in particular within theory and applications of model based control and model predictive control.

The successful candidate is expected to teach and take part in the development of teaching at the bachelor, master, and PhD levels at DTU. Specifically, applicants should be interested in teaching introductory courses in mathematics as well as advanced courses on theory and computational methods for differential equations and model predictive control. Also, the candidate is expected to attract external funding on a regular basis.

Since courses for the bachelor’s education are given in Danish, it is expected that the successful candidate within 3 years will be able to reach a level of proficiency in spoken and written Danish required for teaching purposes. For international candidates, DTU can provide Danish language courses enabling the right candidate to teach in Danish within 2-3 years.

Candidates for an 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.

The preferred candidate must have a documented experience within at least four of the following subjects:

  • model predictive control
  • numerical solution of differential equations
  • advanced numerical computations
  • mathematical diabetes modelling
  • state and parameter estimation

The candidate must enjoy pushing boundaries and like teamwork. Flexibility and self-motivation are desired skills at DTU. In addition, we expect you to be interested in cross-sectional collaboration and to take personal responsibility for your work.

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 upon with the relevant union. The position is a full-time position.

More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Section, Professor Michael Pedersen, tel.: +45 4525 3012 or Head of Department, Professor Per B.Brokhoff +45 4525 3365.

You can read more about DTU Compute at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 September 2019 (local time). Apply online by clicking 'Ansøg'.  at

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please fill out 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 qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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