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DTU Engineering Technology invites applications for a position as DTU Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor in digital construction in the newly started research group Building Technology and Processes. Here you will contribute in defining and establishing the research group by defining research projects and research objectives – and you will contribute in the transformation of research into teaching in one or more of the following areas:

  • Structural engineering & mechanics
  • Design of buildings in traditional and hybrid materials
  • Digital design and fabrication
  • Design for assembly & disassembly
  • Sustainable renovation of the built environment

DTU Engineering Technology is located at DTU Ballerup Campus and is part of the Technical University of Denmark. We provide courses and supervision that feed into a number of DTU’s Bachelor in Engineering (BEng) Programmes as well as a range of continuing education formats, including Diploma Programmes. Our approach is research and development-based with a strong focus on professional practice, hands-on experience, problem solving and business readiness. Our graduates qualify to detect, analyse and find solutions to real-world challenges and technical problems across multiple engineering disciplines in practice-based, complex and development-oriented job functions.

DTU Engineering Technology has an extensive portfolio of industry-university collaborations at both student and faculty level. This forms the basis of our growing research field, technology implementation in engineering and engineering education, which focuses on synthesizing learnings from multiple single cases into the development of new methodology, theory and tools for technology implementation, primarily within the sectors of construction, production and supply infrastructure.   

The pedagogical concept of the Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) programmes is based upon the internationally recognized concept CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate) This is a concept DTU has developed in global cooperation with other universities, ensuring that graduates have a high degree of professionalism and strong personal and interpersonal skills taught in an engineering context.

The assistant professor position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. 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. We develop talent by offering a career mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and postgraduate teacher training. DTU’s Tenure Track is an appointment of at most six years, during which you will receive career support in the form of professional and personal guidance. At the end of the tenure track appointment you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, who will assess your appointment to a permanent Associate Professorship. Read more about the DTU Tenure Track program at DTU at this homepage.  

Responsibilities and qualifications
The position as assistant/associate professor at DTU Engineering Technology entails a combination of teaching, supervision and research. Your teaching activities vary in format aiming to inspire and challenge the students according to their qualifications, learning styles and the nature of the subject. Your teaching contributes to shaping students experiences that prepare them for their careers and lives. Your teaching activities will likely include courses within the research areas as described above. You must also be willing to expand your teaching competencies in relation to DTU's future needs.  

Apart from teaching, you will also engage in a number of industrial research projects. Both by joining existing projects at the department and in your research group as well as by taking the lead in applying for and finding external funding for future projects in close collaboration with your research group. Such projects will originate in university-industry collaboration, where you will engage with multiple academic competences to create value for the industry. The main research themes for your research group are construction technology and digital construction from an applied research perspective, why emphasis is on collaborative relationships with companies, industry associations and public institutions.

We are looking for applicants who have extensive experience within one or more of the areas structural engineering, digital building design, design for assembly & disassembly, and sustainable renovation. We favor candidates with a collaborative mind-set for both external collaboration, in terms of university-industry collaboration, university-university collaboration, as well as internal collaboration in research and teaching in the research group and across the department. The research group is still in the process of establishing itself as part of a major transformation of the department. Here you will get the opportunity to contribute in the transformation of the department and the organization of the research group, while balancing development and operational tasks.  

Qualified applicants will have a relevant PhD degree (or equivalent) in, e.g., engineering or similar as well as:

  • Relevant work experience at a high professional level is an advantage
  • Experience of working with structural engineering and building design
  • Experience of designing buildings with the aid of digital tools
  • Some experience of teaching at university level including guidance of student project, course development, planning and coordination
  • Proficient English skills, both spoken and in writing.

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. 

The teaching language in our department is Danish. You must therefore be able to teach in Danish after three years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.

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 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. The position is full time. 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

The place of work is DTU Ballerup Campus.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Tommy Johansen (, Anders Björnfot ( or Malene Kirstine Holst (

You can read more about DTU Engineering Technology 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 1 August 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be in English and submitted as a single PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please click the link “Apply online” / “Ansøg online”, fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in a single 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)

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.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The recruitment process
After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects applicants for assessment based on the advice of an internal DTU Appointment Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by email.

First and second round of interviews is expected to be held in week 34 to 36. 

The final candidates are expected to be selected and offered the position in week 37, with job start 1 October 2021 or as soon as possible.

You can learn more about the recruitment process here.  

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