Associate/Assistant Professor in Knowledge Sharing and Analytics

DTU Management Engineering
Friday 08 Sep 17

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The Department of Management Engineering invites applications for a full-time position as Associate or Assistant Professor within the field of implementation and performance management. The position is based in the Management Science (MS) division, in the Implementation and Performance Management (IPM) research group, that aims to advance knowledge and practice everywhere humans interact with digital technologies.

Our focus has so far been to support workplaces building the routines and practices that enable knowledge to be retained and used rather than being left and lost. We now search for new knowledge about how managers and employees can use digitalization to generate new knowledge sharing processes and make informed and better decisions, ensuring both organizational performance, continuous development and employee well-being.

We therefore invite applicants to a position as assistant/associate professor to explore new knowledge sharing methods and knowledge analytics especially in new work practices within knowledge work.

Responsibilities and tasks 

The candidate should focus on knowledge and knowledge sharing and how it can be organized and managed integrating the human aspect (behaviour and work processes) as part of generating, collecting, transfer and sharing of knowledge. Our key interest is especially in the design of the knowledge sharing processes in the field of broader analytics and decision science especially within Knowledge work. The candidate can have an Information Systems background and has preferably done research on: 

  • How to manage the knowledge that corporations have increased access to and gather, and how the increasing amount of data supports decisions in the organization
  • How to make that data actionable
  • How to integrate decision science with Knowledge Management

In particular, the candidate will contribute to the understanding of the knowledge sharing process, including organizational and managerial requirements needed for implementing changes. This research could include development and use of models for successful implementation and process evaluation. We therefore expect that the candidate has worked with qualitative research methods. Knowledge and experience with quantitative research methods would be an advantage.

We expect that the candidate contributes actively to the department's production of knowledge through research and publications in recognized international top journals, and that you are willing to engage in new issues, if required. The department has strong cooperation with industry, commissioning institutions and government research institutes. The applicant should be willing to contribute actively to these activities.

Research-based teaching
The IPM groups’ teaching obligations are mainly concentrated on master level activities, but also includes courses on bachelor level. In our bachelor and masters courses, we teach management and organisation, business modelling, implementation and performance management, working environment and occupational health and safety.

We also supervise semester-4 projects, bachelor projects and master thesis projects mainly from the Industrial Engineering and Management program.

Since our bachelor courses are taught in Danish, international candidates are encouraged to learn Danish and should be able to teach in Danish after a period to be agreed upon with the Head of Division.

It is expected that the new member of our group will participate in the daily group and department activities (reviews, seminars and presentations) and enjoys being part of our research team. Furthermore, the applicant will contribute to the internal collaboration at the department and external collaboration with industrial and academic partners in Denmark, like MADE, and abroad, like SCAIEM.

The IPM group is a small, engaged, and young research group, which is responsible for the largest course at DTU at the master’s level (Technology, Economics, Management, and Organization). Cooperation and teamwork across teaching and research are core values to ensure robustness, knowledge sharing and quality in our work.

Candidates for an

  • Assistant Professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent)
  • Associate Professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an Assistant Professorship and should document didactic/pedagogic training.  

Further qualifications which the candidate must show:

  • A strong academic track record in knowledge sharing and decision science demonstrated through publications in internationally recognized journals.
  • The ability to effectively engage with industry and other practitioner communities.
  • The ability to be a team player and engage with colleagues in research and teaching.
  • Excellent teaching skills, preferably with experience of teaching large courses at the graduate level. Interest and preferably initial knowledge of innovative teaching approaches, including e-learning, are an advantage.
  • Flexibility, self-discipline and initiative as basic skills combined with an ability for collaboration and sharing responsibility within the group.

Associate professor applicants in particular should demonstrate:

  • The ability to build and develop a research field
  • A track record of research proposals for research funding and management of research project
  • Scientific and public dissemination of research results

In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to 

  • experience in teaching and education
  • scientific production and research potential at an international level
  • the ability to promote and utilize research results
  • an all-round experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • the ability to contribute to development of internal and external cooperation

We offer
DTU offers an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. DTU is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. We expect to fill the position by the fall/winter 2017.

The assistant professor position is a permanent entry-level faculty position. After a maximum of 4 years, an assistant professor can be promoted to an associate professor position after assessment. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.   

The workplace is at DTU Lyngby Campus.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Group, Associate Professor Christine Ipsen, tel.: +45 4525 6014

You can read more about DTU Management Engineering and the IPM group on  

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 8 October 2017. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights)
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Documentation for teaching experience (e.g. in the form of a teaching portfolio - applicants applying for the position as associate professor)

In the field “Please indicate which position you are applying for” please indicate whether you are applying for position as Associate or Assistant Professor.  

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU Management Engineering contributes actively to the development of management tools and optimisation of processes by using and re-thinking theoretical engineering perspectives, models and methods. Through our research and teaching, we ensure an innovative, competitive and sustainable organisation and use of technologies within areas such as energy and climate, transportation, production and health, both domestic and abroad. DTU Management Engineering has 340 employees; including an academic staff of 190 and 68 PhD students. More than 20 % of our employees are from abroad and in all 38 different nationalities are represented at the Department.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.