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Do you want to take part in the green transition and shape the future in road and railway design? Do you have a passion for innovation and engineering education? 

We invite you to join our section “Production, Transportation and Planning”, where you will have colleagues with a mix of research and industry experience. Our current team of transportation researchers work with urban design, traffic planning, sustainable transportation, railway operations, freight and logistics, and traffic safety. 

You will complement this team with your expertise in road and railway design. We are particularly interested in researching the intersections between our team members’ research areas, including (a) the relationships between overall planning decisions and road/railway design, and (b) the role of new technologies in transportation. You will contribute to the sections research within the following areas:

  • Geometric road and railway design including road types, capacity, function, safety, alignment, track technology and station design
  • Water-sensitive infrastructure (e.g. drainage, rainfall delay, and rainwater infiltration)
  • Operation and maintenance planning of roads and railways 
  • Traffic demand analysis and the consequences for road and railway design
  • Sustainability, including Environmental Impact and Life Cycle Assessments (EIA and LCA)

Our section is diverse in culture, gender, nationalities, personality types, and career paths. We enjoy collegial idea generation, feedback and cooperation in an informal, safe and fun working environment. We are all motivated by contributing to a sustainable, livable future. If you have the same motivation, you will fit perfectly with our team.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your overall focus will be to strengthen our teaching and research in the field. We expect you to take the lead in driving the academic agenda and delivering impact to society and our common future. To do so, you will:

  • Develop the research field by defining ideas and concepts for future projects
  • Write and collaborate on research proposals, incl. PhD projects
  • Conduct and (in time) lead research projects with partners across the globe     
  • If associate professor, supervise PhDs; if assistant professor, co-supervise PhDs 
  • Teach and supervise in engineering education and continuing education 

You will 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 master both.

As 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, including 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, vision and potential
  • International impact including societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including collaboration with industry, municipalities and government bodies
  • Leadership, communication, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues and partners within and outside the university

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 full-time beginning October 1, 2024, or shortly thereafter.

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 Samuel Brüning Larsen, section head (email:

You can read more about the department 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 the 4 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 and teaching evaluations
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

You can learn more about the recruitment process here.

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.

About DTU Engineering Technology
We work at the forefront of university-industry collaboration and develop tools and methods for technology implementation. We are organized in nine research groups all focused on technology implementation, engineering technology and engineering education within a wide range of engineering fields. 

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.