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DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Applied Economics – Technical University of Denmark (DTU), 2022


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The department of Technology, Management and Economics at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has 2-3 vacancies at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Applied Economics

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General Info

Position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor
No. of Positions: 2-3
Research Field:
Joining Date: Mid 2023
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: Subject to norms

Department of Technology, Management and Economics
DTU, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

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Qualification Details

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.

As an assistant professor at DTU, you are expected to teach bachelor and master level courses. DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. Applicants 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 in economics at the time of starting date.

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

Responsibilities/Job Description

The appointment’s aim is to strengthen the research in economics within the department. The candidates will be part of a strong team with international leading economists within a multi-disciplinary department. At the department, we have a number of internationally leading experts and 8 full professors within environmental, energy and climate economics. We have recently invested in behavioural and experimental economics and have attracted leading scholars in this field.   We are seeking candidates with experiences in one or more of the following economic methods:

  • Developing and applying behavioural economic models
  • Applied micro-economic theory and quantitative modelling
  • Conducting and analysing lab or field experiments, or analysing natural experiments
  • Applying advanced econometric tools
  • Performing econometric analyses of large-scale datasets such as register data
  • Conducting policy relevant research based on active stakeholder engagements

The positions are open to different application fields of economics including, but not limited to, environmental, transport, ecological, energy, climate, urban, and public economics, and sustainable finance.

The appointment comes with a heavy focus on research supplemented by selected attractive tasks such as teaching and scientific advice to authorities and/or the industry.

We seek candidates with a high potential for creative and independent research, willingness to collaborate and interact with other researchers, the ability to teach microeconomics 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 positions are 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.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

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
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

About the Department/Section/Group

DTU Management conducts excellent research in the intersection between management, technology and economics. We develop solutions in close coo 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 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, approximately 50% coming from abroad.

About the Employer: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark

Note or Other details

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 favorable taxation for non-Danish residence (see Danish Tax Authority), and a competitive salary.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

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Contact details

Further information may be obtained from Professor Peter Martinsson, [email protected], Professor Ugur Soytas, [email protected] or Head of Division Signe Krarup [email protected].

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Published on: | Last Updated: Nov 13, 2022 | at nViews Career by nViews Career Team