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DTU Compute’s Section for Cognitive Systems, invites applications for appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor in computational aspects of human cognition or computational social science. The position is available from December 1, 2019 or according to mutual agreement.

The Section for Cognitive Systems is a lively and research oriented group of scientists and support staff with a shared interest in information processing in man and computer, and a particular focus on the signals they exchange - audio, imagery, behavior - and the opportunities these signals offer for modeling and engineering of cognitive systems.

The Section is working actively to keep a healthy work-life balance and we are aware of the challenges facing young families in academia. Working at DTU provides much flexibility and families in Denmark enjoy a highly developed and affordable childcare system.

The availability of large-scale behavioral datasets and the development of advanced computational and mathematical tools enable unprecedented understanding and modeling of human social and geo-spatial behavior. To consolidate and expand the Department’s teaching and research in this field, we are seeking a new Associate/Assistant Professor in Modeling of Human Dynamics.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will advance interdisciplinary research on human dynamics and socio-technical systems, working at the intersection between cognitive science, physics, social sciences, economics, and computer science. You will contribute to develop novel theoretical models describing human behaviour. Over time, the appointee will develop his or her own independent research platform.

The successful candidate is supposed to participate and develop departmental teaching on Social Data Science and Network Science, covering Bachelor-, Master- and PhD-level courses, and participate in the supervision of graduate students.

The successful applicant will collaborate with DTU Compute faculty to develop innovative research and teaching.

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 documented didactic/pedagogic training

Candidates are required to:

  • hold a PhD in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science or related field.
  • have an outstanding research record in Computational Social Science and Human Mobility, as demonstrated by journal publications at the highest international level.
  • have demonstrated experience with quantitative analysis of large-scale behavioral datasets.
  • have strong motivation for interdisciplinary research.

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 assistant professor position is a permanent entry-level faculty position. After a maximum of 4 years, an assistant professor can be promoted to an associate professor position after assessment. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Section, Lars Kai Hansen, tel.: +45 4525 3889.

You can read more about DTU Compute at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 21 October 2019 (local time). 

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Ansøg", 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)

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 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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