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DTU Electrical Engineering seeks highly talented applicants for a position as assistant/associate professor within Electric Power Systems with particular interest in renewable energy integration and related power system stability and control.

The assistant/associate professor is expected to be involved in teaching at BSc, MSc and PhD levels within subjects covering from classical electric power engineering to new smart grid technologies.

The successful candidate is expected to expand and develop his/her own profile within the area of electric power engineering. The position is available from September 2017

Responsibilities and tasks
You will take active part in developing and carrying out research at our Center for Electric Power and Energy as a member of its Electric Power System Engineering group. The center has received recognition internationally for its contribution to both methodological and application related aspects of modern power system engineering. A key area of focus is on integration of high shares of variable and partly predictable renewable power production through the design of appropriate mechanisms both on the production and consumption side for securing an efficient and reliable power system operation.

Our group is currently involved in a number of cutting-edge projects for real time assessment of power system stability limits and blackout risk analysis. We have leading expertise in renewable energy and low inertia system operation and protection.

You will contribute to the internal collaboration at the department, external collaboration with industrial partners and take part in management of research and innovation activities. You will take part in the department’s education within the electrical engineering programs at BSc, MSc and PhD levels. The new assistant/associate professor is expected to cooperate with colleagues at the center and with other departments of DTU, e.g. at DTU Wind and DTU Management Engineering as well as with researchers from other universities.

You will have access to cutting-edge experimental facilities, PowerLabDK, including a full-scale experimental control center, high-performance computational facilities and one of the world’s largest power system real-time digital simulators.

Candidates for an

  • assistant professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent)
  • associate professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship and should document didactic/pedagogic training.  

The candidate must be driven by scientific curiosity as well as being creative and innovative. A solid background in power system engineering, including stability and control, as well as related mathematical techniques is required.

The candidate must be good at collaborating with colleagues, students and external partners.
Experience from participation in large international/national projects is an advantage.

The candidate must be experienced in general and basic power system technology. Furthermore consideration will be given to documented experience at high international level with at least one of the following topics preferably related to systems with high share of renewables and distributed resources:

  • Methods for power system static and dynamic modelling including equivalents and network reduction methods
  • Analysis methods for power transmission grids
  • Dynamic security monitoring and assessment methods for power systems
  • Real-time power system control methods

In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to

  • experience in teaching and education
  • scientific production and research potential at an international level
  • the ability to promote and utilize research results
  • an all-round experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • the ability to contribute to development of internal and external cooperation

We offer
DTU offers an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. DTU is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of professional associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The position as associate professor and assistant professor is permanent. The assistant professor will after a maximum of 4 years transfer to a position as associate professor provided that the employee is recommended for assessment and deemed qualified. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Arne Hejde Nielsen, tel.: +45 4525 3504 or Professor Jacob Østergaard, tel.: +45 4525 3501. 

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 December 2016. Apply online via the "Ansøg" link.

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration.

To apply, please open the link "Ansøg" fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights)
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g. http://orcid.org/)
  • Documentation for teaching experience (e.g. in the form of a teaching portfolio - applicants applying for the position as associate professor)

In the field “Please indicate which position you are applying for” please indicate whether you are applying for position as associate or assistant professor.

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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14. november 2016
01. december 2016