DTU Wind & Energy Systems at the Technical University of Denmark is looking for a professor for meteorological modelling of flow over scales ranging from mesoscale to microscale. The scope is to strengthen research and education within meteorological modelling, model validation and model application to provide accurate assessment of resources and external conditions onshore and offshore in wind energy, including conditions for floating wind turbines in sea basins not yet exploited.

The department has approximately 380 inspiring colleagues, who value cooperation and diversity. Together we develop the science and create value for society for a sustainable and integrated energy system with wind energy as the backbone. We strive for a decent work-life balance.

You will contribute to research, innovation, and education in wind and energy systems that cooperates with industry and institutions worldwide. You will be a part of the Resource Assessment and Meteorology section at the DTU Risø Campus. You will challenge the frontiers of the relevant atmospheric modelling science, to validate the modelling results and to apply new methods to satisfy real data needs and fill knowledge gaps in the wind energy sector. Your research will lead to more accurate assessment of resource and siting conditions and will form the basis for future applications such as WAsP software and wind atlas developments. Your research will be disseminated through datasets, software, and publications. The research outcomes should thus reach different stakeholders in industry as well as academia.

Your main responsibilities and background
You will develop and lead research in a research group that focuses on topics such as boundary-layer meteorology, mesoscale model boundary-layer parameterization, extreme wind, wind-wave coupling, data assimilation and application in the advancement of high-performance computing. You have a large and diverse international research network and have an interest in mentoring and leading young scientists.

You will contribute to research and innovation, as well as education in the research field, which includes

  • Modelling for assessment of climatological conditions and extreme conditions onshore and offshore wind energy as well as for emerging technologies, e.g. floating wind and power-to-X
  • Assessment of the impacts of massive wind energy deployment on mean winds, extreme winds, and wave climates
  • Advancement in statistical modelling methodologies as well as dynamical modelling of relevant site external conditions
  • Application of data from new measurement technology for the purpose of validation of new modelling methodologies

You will:

  • Take a scientific lead in the academic development of tools and software (for example WAsP and our wind atlases) for assessment of wind resources and site conditions in the section
  • Further develop the collaboration with national and international research institutes and industries through collaborative projects
  • Attract national and international funding for research in atmospheric modelling
  • Contribute to scientific advice to authorities and project partners 
  • Publish and coordinate dissemination of research at a high international level.

The research field shares some scientific methodologies with other groups in the department as well as with other departments at DTU. Thus, you should sustain and develop collaboration with these groups.

The position will contribute to teaching of wind energy meteorological modelling for resources and site external conditions within dedicated summer schools, special courses, and wind energy master programs. Contribution to continued education and training for professional site engineers is also expected.

DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time are expected to master both.

You have:

  • Documented research experience in relevant meteorological modelling such as boundary-layer meteorology modelling, mesoscale model boundary-layer parameterization, wind-wave coupling and extreme wind/typhoon prediction
  • Experience in supervising PhDs and teaching of master-students and in continued education
  • Proven contribution to wind energy tools/software that benefit the entire wind industry and society
  • Robust collaborative experience and excellent communication skills (fluent in English, reading and writing)
  • Proven track record in obtaining research funding
  • Experience in leading large research project, preferably international

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record and research vision
  • 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 allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Jake Badger (jaba@dtu.dk) and Head of Division Cathy Suo (casu@dtu.dk).

You can read more about us at https://windenergy.dtu.dk/english.

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
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 9 September 2022 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter) addressed to the President
  • Vision for teaching and research
  • CV including employment history, list of publications indicating scientific highlights, H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/)
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

You can learn more about the recruitment process here.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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