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DTU Management - Department of Technology, Management and Economics invites applications for positions as Assistant or Associate Professor in Urban Economics, Regional Economics and/or Transport Economics. We are looking for scholars, who will conduct excellent research as well as focus on creating societal impact.

The positions are offered in the division of transport with a focus on one of the following (partly overlapping) research areas:

  • Urban Economics; Understanding how different policies affect the localization of households and firms and the resulting effects on the economy and distribution. Focus areas may include economics of cities, economies of agglomeration, effects of transport infrastructure and policies, plus housing and labor market effects
  • Regional Economics; Understanding the spatial dimensions of economic activity i.e. patterns of proximity, concentration and dispersion. Core aspects are the economics of spatial concentration, the importance of transport costs and (im)mobility of factors
  • Transport Economics; Understanding the economic and distributional effects of transport policies in various ways using microeconomic theory and econometrics. A wide range of policy instruments can be considered, including capacity provision, pricing and taxation, safety initiatives, regulation, parking, and information provision.

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
Your main activities will include:

  • Conducting excellent research in one or more of the above-mentioned research areas and publication of articles in international high-ranked journals
  • Teaching future engineers and researchers in the above mentioned research areas, as well as basic skills courses
  • Attracting external funding to the field of research
  • Participating in projects and collaborations related to research-based public sector support
  • Building and expanding on the national and international network

You must be responsible for the teaching of courses. 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 in economics or similar. 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.

Moreover, we expect you to focus on making impact to the society and contribute to national and international outreach and dissemination. You enjoy working in a multicultural environment, but also have the curiosity to eventually learn and use the Danish language.

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

We offer
The transport division is one of the leading university groups in Europe within the field of transport research, and offers thus a strong interdisciplinary environment in the field of transport research. We have a close collaboration with Danish authorities, including a large on-going contract with the Danish Ministry of Transport, where we provide research based advice to solve the great challenges in the transport sector, particularly related to congestion, environment and safety. Members of the group have been – or are currently - members of several high-level government commissions in the field of transportation research. The division is responsible for DTU’s M.Sc. study in Transport and Logistics.

The transport division also has a strong collaboration with the economics research sections in Energy Economics and System Analysis and Climate Economics and Risk Management as well as research sections within related areas.

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.   

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Department, Mette Wier at or telephone (+0045) 4525 4433.  

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 November 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.

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