Associate Professor in Science and Technology Studies (STS)
DTU invites applications for an associate professorship in Science and Technology Studies within the Responsible Technology Group at DTU Management. The group is a key player in DTU’s strategic aim to foster ‘technology for people’, i.e. to put human needs and aspirations at the centre of technological development.
It is focused on the processes through which technologies are developed and implemented in a socially sustainable and responsible manner. The group is in the process of establishment and our new associate professor will be part of shaping the future trajectory of research and teaching.
Responsibilities and qualifications
As part of the group it will be your responsibility to conduct research, supervision and teaching with relevance to the general theme of responsible technology. The group is working across a number of technological domains with a focus on communication and values. We aim to become a leading research environment for the study of responsible technology, focused on themes such as public engagement, legitimacy, ethics, co-creation, responsible innovation and science and democracy. You will be expected to develop a research portfolio which aligns with this.
You will be engaged in high-end publications, grant procurement and experimental outreach in collaboration with other team members. You will also be responsible for and participate in research-based teaching and supervision with associated examination commitments at bachelor, master and PhD levels. We are focused on developing student centred learning that allows students to experiment with questions of ethics, values, communication and responsibility in an engaged way.
The group collaborates across DTU’s many excellent departments (for instance DTU Wind and DTU Compute), and we are eager to extend and deepen these collaborations. We also seek to involve external partners in our research and teaching and to develop a portfolio of integrative and collaborative research. We contribute to outreach and public debate and expect you to be actively engaged in research communication to relevant stakeholders and wider publics.
We value a collective, generous, playful and supportive work environment and we expect you to contribute to this. We will make sure you can develop your own talents and career, just as we expect you to do the same for students and junior faculty.
For international candidates, DTU can provide Danish language courses enabling the candidates to teach in Danish within 3 years.
You must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) within Science and Technology Studies or similar, as well as have academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship and documented didactic/pedagogical training. You should have experience with research and teaching relevant to the issue of responsibility in technology and innovation.
Your application must demonstrate an ability to conduct excellent research and publish in top journals. We value high quality research over quantity. It is an advantage if you have successfully applied for competitive funding and if you can demonstrate interdisciplinary experience with research and teaching. You must describe a compelling future research agenda in your research statement: Why is your future research important and how will you achieve impact in your research field and beyond?
In addition, you should possess the following competences:
- Enjoy working with complex topics in an interdisciplinary environment
- Be motivated by both individual and team accomplishments
- Excellent communication skills and a focus on process as well as outcome
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, if relevant
- 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 salary for the position will be determined by the applicants qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
Further information may be obtained from Professor Maja Horst, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel.: +45 2028 6866.
You can read more about DTU Management at www.man.dtu.dk/english.
If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU–Moving to Denmark.
Please submit your online application no later than 17 May 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", 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 http://orcid.org/)
- Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
- Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
You can learn more about the recruitment process here.
All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
DTU Management conducts excellent research in the intersection between management, technology and economics - in close cooperation with companies and public authorities. In our research, we focus on the path to an efficient and sustainable society. A key element is the role of technology and its interaction with industry and individuals.The department’s research is divided in four divisions: Innovation, Management Science, Sustainability and Transport. Furthermore, the department hosts a UN Collaborating Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable development. The UN DTU Partnership conducts research, policy analysis and advising on a global scale. The department offers a broad range of courses and programs at bachelor, master and PhD level across DTU’s study programs. DTU Management employs about 300 people. We offer an international environment with around 50 different nationalities represented at the department.
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 vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.