Professor in Maritime Logistics and Management

Friday 14 Jan 22

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Are you an internationally leading researcher within maritime logistics and management, and would you like to advance your research by collaborating with world-leading companies in the maritime industry in their ambitions to tackle the challenges posed by the green agenda? Then you could be our future full professor in Maritime Logistics and Management in the Section for Operations Management at the Department for Technology, Management and Economics (DTU Management) at DTU. You will be part of a talented and ambitious team, which is situated at the very heart of DTU’s mission to develop and create value to the benefit of society.

DTU Management develops decision support tools enabling shipping companies to operate in a more sustainable manner decreasing costs while respecting environmental criteria. The research is motivated by a need for handling still more complex decision problems, based on big data sets and going across several organizational entities and transport modes. Moreover, planning problems within the maritime sector are pushing the limits of optimisation methods, creating a new breeding ground for advanced modelling and solution methods. Research carried out during the last years includes optimisation tools for shipping companies, maritime emissions control and governance modeling. Our research methodologies are situated within engineering, computer science and economics.

Responsibilities and qualifications
As our new professor, you will become a leading resource in our ambition to strengthen the department’s teaching and research activities within maritime logistics and management. Hence, you will be able to bring the newest results from your research into our teaching to educate the new generation of engineering graduates interested in maritime logistics and management.

As our new professor, you will become a vital partner for the actors in the maritime industry in their quest to transfer and implement new knowledge and methodologies to increase competitiveness while improving sustainability. The professorship is financially supported by the Danish maritime industry. Thus, in addition to continue growing your existing network, you will be expected to initiate new collaborations with relevant stakeholders within research and industry. DTU is recognized as being an international leader within maritime logistics and management research. Hence, we enjoy close collaboration with key players on the national and international scene as well as with other departments across DTU.

You are expected to take a lead role in teaching at the BEng, BSc, MSc and PhD levels. You will be expected to learn Danish and be able to teach in Danish after 3 years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record and research vision
  • 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 salary for the position will be determined by the applicant’s qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Allan Larsen, Head of Section, tel.: +45 4525 6073 (e-mail: or Professor Jesper Larsen, Head of Division, tel. +45 4525 3381 and (e-mail:

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Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 7 March 2022 (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) addressed to the President
  • Vision for teaching and research
  • CV including employment history, list of publications indicating scientific highlights, H-index and ORCID (see
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

You can learn more about the recruitment process here.   

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: Innovation, 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. DTU Management employs about 320 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 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.