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The Department of Technology, Management and Economics is strengthening its research within the maritime sector in order to satisfy emerging technological challenges. We therefore invite applications for a tenure track position as assistant professor or a tenured position as associate professor in operations management working with the maritime industry. The department has an acknowledged internationally leading research position within maritime logistics and we seek to strengthen this position further with this recruitment.

The position is part of the Operations Management section and affiliated to the Maritime DTU centre, which coordinates the university’s efforts in the maritime industry with respect to research, education, innovation and public sector consultancy.

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
You will become part of the scientific staff in an active and ambitious research section and responsibilities include:

  • Performing international leading research within maritime logistics and management
  • External collaboration with the industry, academia and public agencies
  • Dissemination of results in leading international scientific journals and conferences
  • Project management (actively pursuing external funding, leading research projects and dissemination of research to relevant outlets including popular scientific media)
  • Teaching courses and supervising projects on bachelor, master and PhD level. Part of the teaching portfolio will also be to develop new courses or redevelop existing courses.

The assistant or associate professor will furthermore collaborate with other research groups within the department and at DTU.

The successful candidate is expected to take a lead role in developing the teaching in maritime logistics and management and build research relationship with the Danish maritime industry.  You will be expected to learn Danish and be able to teach in Danish after 3 years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.

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 and documented didactic/pedagogic training.

Please mark which of the two positions you are applying for.

You must have solid knowledge and experience with operations management and/or research in maritime logistics and management. On the personal level, our section strives for an environment, which is motivating and ambitious while also being open, collaborative and friendly. We are motivated by the potential for our work to have a real impact on the world and in general we have an applied mindset. Accordingly, it is important that you as a candidate are a team player and have high ambitions on behalf of yourself and the section.

For both positions the candidate must have the following qualifications:

  • A high level of original scientific production at international level, which has contributed to a further development of the area
  • Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development
  • Collaboration with industry and/or public authorities
  • Communications skills

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 applicant’s 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. 

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Maritime DTU Mette Sanne Hansen, tel. +45 2679 3391, e-mail: or Professor Allan Larsen, Head of Section (Operations Management), tel.: +45 4525 6073, e-mail:  

You can read more about DTU Management 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 April 2021 (Danish 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)
  • 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)

You can learn more about the recruitment process here. 

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.

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Who are we?
DTU Management conducts excellent research in the intersection between management, technology and economics. We develop solutions in close cooperation with companies and public authorities. Our research aims at strengthening welfare, productivity and sustainability within the 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. The UN DTU Partnership conducts research, policy analysis and advising on a global scale. The department offers a wide 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.