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Deadline Extended – D-IAS Assistant Professor Job in Intelligent Supply Chain Engineering Management – SDU, Denmark 2022

Denmark, University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

The Danish Institute for Advanced Study (DIAS) seeks an outstanding candidate to fill a position at the Assistant Professor level in the field of intelligent supply chain engineering management – SDU, Denmark 2022


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General Info

Position: Assistant Professor
No. of Positions: 1
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Joining Date: Apr 01,2022
Contract Period: -
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Technology and Innovation
University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Odense, Denmark

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Qualification Details

The successful candidate should hold a PhD degree related to one of the following areas: Industrial Engineering / Manufacturing Engineering with relevance to Operations and Supply Chain Management. Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Data Science, Computer Science Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and Information Technology will also be considered, but it will further be required that they also have strong operations and supply chain management background.The candidate will have two affiliations and is anticipated to contribute actively to both environments

Responsibilities/Job Description

The DIAS Assistant Professor appointment is a unique position for the highly ambitious “rising star” that is looking for a long-term position in a very strong interdisciplinary environment, permitting the candidate to pursue ideas with groundbreaking potential. The position runs for four years followed by the possibility for a subsequent two years of employment as an Associate Professor - this extension will be based on an evaluation procedure. Note that teaching obligations will be reduced compared to a regular Assistant Professor position at SDU.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

An application must include:

  • Application letter
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas
  • Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as a Teaching portfolio
  • A complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 5 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
  • For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file
  • Three letters of recommendation from acknowledged international researchers should be submitted directly by the references to Sanne Lefevre (, mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before the deadline.
  • Research and publication plan for the next three years,including description of the synergy with the department activities as well as the potential for benefitting from the interdisciplinarity in DIAS.

Application and all appendices must be in English. Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation. Please always include a copy of the original diploma/certificates.

To English-speaking applicants, please make sure to enter the electronic application form via the English website to receive further information in English.

We only accept files in pdf format no more than 10 MB per file. If you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. We do not accept zip files, jpg, or other image files. All pdf files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected. An assessment committee will assess applications, and the committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the applicant's responsibility to provide the necessary material.

If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Engineering may reject your application without further notice. Applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

Applications should be sent electronically via the link "apply online." The Faculty expects applicants to read the information "How to apply" before applying.

We recommend that as an international applicant, you take the time to visit Working in Denmark, where you will find information and facts about moving to, working, and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

SDU and DIAS wish our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. SDU was founded in 1966 and now has more than 27,000 students, almost 20% of whom are from abroad. It has more than 3,800 employees, and 115 different study programmes in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, and engineering. Its main campus is located in Odense, the third largest city in Denmark. Odense provides family-friendly living conditions with the perfect combination of a historic city centre with an urban feel and yet a close proximity to beaches and recreational areas. Its location on the beautiful island of Funen is ideal with easy access by train or highway to the bigger cities of Aarhus and Copenhagen. As the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark’s famous fairytale author, the city is home to a vibrant and creative population that hosts numerous festivals and markets throughout the year.

About the Department

DIAS aims to inspire ground-breaking ideas through the meeting of minds across the sciences and humanities. There is a strong focus on the talent development of young researchers who work on game-changing ideas. So far, 18 DIAS Fellows from five faculties are gathered here, and the applicant will become one of them. Eminent academics are appointed as chairs and senior fellows, and form the backbone of the D-IAS as they catalyze activities within their field.

Thus, DIAS offers an interdisciplinary research environment, where you will interact with the strongest researchers from the five faculties at University of Southern Denmark. Furthermore, DIAS offers substantial support in applications for further external funding from prestigious national and European funding schemes, e.g., Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and the ERC starting grants.

The successful candidate should have a strong international profile, a strong record of research publications, a strong track record of attracting / involving in research funding and have demonstrated exceptional potential to excel in scientific research.

We expect the applicants to engage in the development of the research unit actively and contribute positively to DIAS as a whole.

Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain EngineeringSDU Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering (CSSCE), focuses on doing cutting-edge research within the field of supply chain management under the theme of sustainable / green supply chain, digital supply chain, blockchain applications in supply chain, supply chain information technologies, circular economy, climate change, life cycle assessment focusing on sustainable supply chain, corporate sustainability, and digital circular supply chain

About the Employer: University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

Note or Other details

The position is a joint position at DIAS and The Faculty of Engineering, Department of Technology and Innovation and starts April 01, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. This position will be attached to the Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering (CSSCE) in Odense, and the successful candidate is expected to participate in DIAS activities and interdisciplinary cooperation in Odense regularly.

More information about D-IAS activities can be found on our website

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information about salary and taxation.

Teaching obligations will be reduced compared to a regular assistant professor position at SDU.

To qualify for the position of assistant professor, you must have obtained a PhD-degree by the application deadline.

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Contact details

For further information about being an Assistant Professor in DIAS – contact Chair, Professor Kannan Govindan (

For more informal information about the DIAS institution and life as a DIAS Fellow, please contact DIAS Fellow of Science, Benjamin Jäger ( )

For further information about the Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering and this specific position, please contact Head of Center, DIAS Chair, Professor Kannan Govindan (

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