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Professor in Applied Economics

DTU Management – Department of Technology, Management and Economics, Technical University of Denmark, invites applications for position as professor in applied economics.

The position as professor is a permanent faculty post.

The department particularly welcomes expertise in the areas of energy, climate change or transportation. Excellent candidates within all fields of applied economics, such as environmental economics, welfare economics, industrial organisation, econometrics and urban economics are also encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities and tasks
The professor will carry out excellent research with a focus on energy, climate or transportation. The key responsibilities are:

  • Research leadership in order to strengthen and develop the profile and international visibility of the department
  • Guidance and supervision of early career researchers
  • External collaboration with academia, the industry and public agencies
  • Teaching and supervision at under graduate and graduate level
  • Attracting grants and initiate and secure external funding for new projects
  • Especially, in the case of transportation, involvement in public sector advice can be expected

The professor will furthermore collaborate with other research groups at DTU.

The successful candidate is expected to take a lead role in teaching at BSc, MSc, and PhD level. For international candidates, DTU can provide Danish language courses enabling the candidates to teach in Danish within 2-3 years.

Requirements and qualifications
The candidate must have the following qualifications:

  • A high level of original scientific production at international level, which has contributed to further development of the area
  • Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development
  • Collaboration with industry and /or public authorities
  • Experience in designing and preparing successful applications for public or private funding of large research projects
  • Documented experience in research management, including the handling of management assignments in national or international projects, research programmes, conferences etc.
  • Experience with the supervision and guidance of PhD students
  • Communication skills

Candidate assessment
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:

  • Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record and research vision
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with the industry
  • International impact and experience
  • Leadership 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.

Please read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Department Mette Wier, tel.: +45 4525 4433, email:

You can read more about DTU Management at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 27 September 2020 (local 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
  • CV
  • A vision for future research
  • 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 indicating scientific highlights
  • H-index (Google, Scopus and WoS) and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)

Applications and enclosures 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.

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.