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The associate professor position is a permanent faculty position, whereas the assistant professor position is part of the DTU tenure-track system. You will be part of a talented and ambitious team at the heart of DTU's mission to develop and create value for the benefit of society, where we contribute to rigorous and industry-relevant research and teaching. We are an internationally leading environment in Operations Research that researches the theoretical foundation of OR and applications to practical problem-solving.

Operations Research (OR) has evolved substantially over the last decade(s), owing to the increased focus on the opportunities and challenges of digitalisation in many parts of our societies and industries. Consequently, the modern focus of OR is increasingly on data-driven decision-making in uncertain and dynamic environments, often (but not only) leading to a focus on models and methods within stochastic optimisation. This position is focused on two main research streams:

  • developing new mathematical optimisation models and methods to solve problems relating to uncertainty and dynamic environments more efficiently; and
  • applying the results of our research to solve problems in a broad range of industrial domains like production, transport, healthcare or energy systems.

By joining us, you will be at the forefront of theory- and algorithm-development and applications of new methods for data-driven decision-making in uncertain and dynamic environments. 

Responsibilities and qualifications 
As our new assistant or associate professor, you will be instrumental in advancing our department's teaching and research in the field of Operations Research and, in this case specifically, with your colleagues, taking the lead on researching optimised decision-making in uncertain and dynamic environments. Additionally, this position is crucial for our goal to apply state-of-the-art knowledge and methodologies to benefit the Danish industry by leveraging digitalisation and supporting the green transition agenda. Given our department's close collaboration with prominent universities and companies on national and international stages, you will expand your current network by initiating new partnerships with leading colleagues and stakeholders in academia and industry.

You will be responsible for the teaching of courses and supervision of student projects. We expect you to bring the latest results from your research into our teaching to educate the new generation of engineering graduates in Operations Research and Management Science. You should have a desire to teach and inspire undergraduate and postgraduate students through your teaching and supervision. You will work with your colleagues to deliver an exceptional learning environment for students at all levels.

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 a formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). If you are applying for the associate professor position you should also have 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. 

The assistant professor position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. Read more about the program and the recruitment process here.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Professor Jesper Larsen, Head of Division, tel. +45 4525 3381 and (e-mail:  

You can read more about DTU Management 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 11 July 2024 (23:59 Danish time). 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 (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate 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.

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

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.

DTU Management conducts excellent research at the intersection of management, technology and economics. We develop solutions in close cooperation with companies and public authorities. Our research aims at strengthening welfare, productivity and sustainability within the society. A key element is the role of technology and its interaction with industry and individuals. The department offers a wide range of courses and programs at bachelor, master, and PhD levels across DTU's study programs. The department has 200+ employees with around half of staff coming from abroad.

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 Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.