Professor in Energy System Analysis

Thursday 04 Mar 21

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The Energy Economics and System Analysis section (EESY), placed in the Sustainability Division at DTU Management, invites applications for a position as a Professor in ‘Energy System Analysis’. The section provides tools and expertise, supporting national and international policymaking in the green transition of energy systems. The section offers an excellent research environment with international staff, postdocs, and PhD students.

The overall research question of the Section is how energy systems can be decarbonized, and how to design and operate systems and markets with large amounts of variable renewable energy. The Section performs energy system analyses integrating all energy carriers and sectors that, at the same time, enable cost-efficient integration of low-carbon technologies in the energy system. This provides decision support for diverse stakeholders from both policymaking and industry in the context of the energy transition.

Hereby, the research addresses some of the main challenges for supporting the green energy transition, for example considering the stochastic supply from renewable technologies, the increasing need for flexibility in the energy system, and how regulation can support the green transition of energy systems. The Section combines competences within systems analyses, market design, regulation, econometrics, operations management, and energy technology assessment.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The key responsibilities of the new professor are:

  • Research leadership in order to strengthen and develop the profile and international visibility of the department
  • Guidance and supervision of early career researchers
  • External collaboration with academia, industry, and public agencies
  • Teaching and supervision at undergraduate and graduate level
  • Attracting grants and securing external funding for collaborating projects

Moreover, the new professor is expected to become a scientific leader and driving force in the Section for the further development of energy systems analysis with a focus on one or more of the following research areas:

  • Smart energy systems
  • Sectoral integration (power, heat, gas, and transport) and Power-to-X
  • Integration of renewable energy sources (both variable and biomass-based) and flexibility options
  • Green fuels and their electricity demand
  • Economics of energy systems

This position requires strong experience with interdisciplinary academic work along with technical and training skills to strengthen DTU’s research in energy system analysis, technologies, and large-scale systems. You will therefore bring the following:

  • A high international level of original scientific production that has contributed to the further development of the subject area in question.
  • Expertise in developing operational, quantitative methods, and tools within your core research field(s)
  • Dedication to working with complex topics using a system perspective
  • A strong background in energy system or economic modelling
  • Documented experience in attracting research funding and project management
  • Dedication to and efficiency in teaching and supervision at various levels, including PhD level
  • Collaboration with industry and/or public authorities

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 applicants 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 can be obtained from Head of Section Prof. Dr. Dogan Keles (, tel.: +45 9351 0906. 

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 30 April 2021 (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

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

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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. Furthermore, the department hosts a UN Collaborating Centre. The UN DTU Partnership conducts research, policy analysis and advising on a global scale.The department offers a wide range of courses and programs at BSc, MSc, 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.

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