DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Transport Modelling at DTU Management

The transport division at the department of Technology, Management and Economics at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has a vacancy at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track). The division is one of the leading university groups in Europe in the field of transport research, and offers a strong interdisciplinary environment.

The division is also responsible for DTU’s study lines in Transport and Logistics and in Data Science and Management. We have close collaboration with other research communities nationally and internationally, and with Danish Authorities.

This includes a large on-going contract with the Ministry of Transport, where we carry out policy support to solve the great challenges in the transport sector, particularly related to congestion, environment, and safety.We are looking for a strong candidate with a background within transport modelling to become part of the Transport Systems Modelling Section.

The section develops and applies mathematical and statistical models of behaviour and transport systems to understand the interplay between travel activities and the infrastructure system. Moreover, in our research we collaborate with actors in the transport sector to with the aim of developing the transport system to perform best possible across different types of travellers, trip purposes and travel modes.

As a candidate, you should have a high potential for creative and independent research, willingness to collaborate and interact with other researchers, the ability to teach transport modelling related courses and to disseminate research in seminars, conferences and in the classroom.We offer an international research environment, with a collegial, team-oriented research environment in an elite university based in the Greater Copenhagen area. We have good opportunities for collaboration, supervision and co-supervision of graduate students and attractive teaching conditions.Denmark offers abundant funding opportunities for leading edge research from its many private and public research foundations.

To support the obtaining of funding, DTU and the department provide highly specialized and individual funding support and guidance depending on your needs and where you are in your career.Furthermore, Denmark is one of the countries in the world with the highest degree of digitalization, and hence researchers have access to unique longitudinal datasets on households, companies, transport behaviour, etc. DTU has a close collaboration with public authorities, which secures both impacts of research and access to surveys, experimental and register data.The position is full-time and based at DTU Lyngby campus, just north of Copenhagen. Copenhagen is renowned around the world for its relaxed atmosphere, fantastic restaurants, festivities and high quality of life.

Responsibilities and qualifications

You will be one of our experts within the field of transport modelling, and will contribute to solving the tasks performed by the section. This includes contributing to the success of the research projects run by the section, teaching obligations and scientific advice to authorities and/or the industry. In particular, the key responsibilities relate to:

  • Build/further develop a strong and academically visible research profile within the research area
  • Conduct excellent research in the research area and publish articles in international high-level journals
  • External collaboration with international academia, internally across the university as a whole and public authorities
  • Attracting external funding to the field of research
  • Participating in projects and collaborations related to research-based public sector consultancy
  • Teaching and supervising

You must be responsible for the teaching of courses. 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.As formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).We have high academic ambitions and expectations and expect you to have already some experience within the field, including a PhD degree and ISI publications in high-ranked journals within the field. Furthermore you:

  • Have gained academic experience in modelling transport systems, ideally within route choice and network modelling. Experiences should relate to both methodological contributions and applied research particularly focussing on large-scale applications
  • Have a clear and ambitious research vision with the ambition to assume responsibility for both small and large projects as part of your career
  • Are good at disseminating knowledge, both orally and in writing
  • Have experience in teaching bachelor and/or master students, and are also able to teach in Danish or willing to learn Danish
  • Appreciate a close dialogue with your colleagues and collaboration partners about the task to solve, but you can also work independently when necessary
  • Are focused on the process as well as the outcome

It will be considered an advantage if you have model experience from several modes of transport, including bicycle transport as well as public transport.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 allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. We offer possibilities to favourable taxation for non-Danish residence (see Danish Tax Authority), and a competitive salary.

The position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. Read more about the program and the recruitment process here.You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from the head of Division, Professor Otto Anker Nielsen, oani@dtu.dk or Head of the Transport Systems Modelling Section, Associate Professor Thomas Kjær Rasmussen, tkra@dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Management at www.man.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

Please submit your online application no later than 1 February 2023 (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)
  • Vision for teaching and research for the tenure track period
  • CV including employment history, list of publications, H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/)
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

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.

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: Responsible Innovation and Design, Management Science, Sustainability and Transport. The department offers a wide range of courses and programs at bachelor, master and PhD level across DTU’s study programs. The department has around 200 employees, with around half coming from abroad.