DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Applied Microeconomics

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The Management Department at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has 1-2 vacancies at the level Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Applied Microeconomics. This is a six-year tenure track position with a mid-term review after three years. The expected start date is Fall 2022. The Assistant Professor appointments aim to strengthen the research in economics within the Department. The appointment comes with a heavy focus on research supplemented by selected attractive tasks such as teaching and scientific advice to authorities and the industry.

The positions are open to any field of applied microeconomics including, but not limited to, Behavioural, Environmental, Family, Health, Labour, Urban and Public Economics, and Economic History. Candidates are expected to have experiences in conducting empirical research, for example conducting and analyzing lab or field experiments, analyzing natural experiments or using register data. Preferably, the successful candidate will engage in policy-relevant research that complements research interests of the department in the fields of environment, health, climate and transport.

Applicants must have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD degree in Economics. 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 the ability to communicate research in seminars, conferences and in the classroom.

We offer a attractive teaching conditions, possibilities to favorable taxation for non-Danish residence (see Danish Tax Authority), funding for research and international conference travel, and a competitive salary. 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 behavior, etc. DTU has a close collaboration with public authorities, which secures both impacts of research and access to experimental data and surveys. Denmark offers abundant funding opportunities for leading edge research from its many private research foundations. The positions are full-time and based at the Lyngby campus, just north of Copenhagen. Copenhagen is renowned around the world for its relaxed atmosphere, fantastic restaurants, festivities and high quality of life.

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

  • Conducting excellent research in one or more of the above-mentioned research areas and publication of articles in international high-ranked journals
  • Collaboration externally with international academia, internally within the university as a whole, and public authorities
  • Attracting external funding to the field of research
  • Providing scientific advice to authorities and the industry.
  • Teaching and supervising at undergraduate and graduate level

The successful candidate is expected to, and supported in developing academic visibility and eventual research leadership within an international community of colleagues.

The assistant professor position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. 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. We develop talent by offering a career mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, including access to register data, and postgraduate teacher training. DTU’s Tenure Track is an appointment of at most six years, during which you will receive career support in the form of professional and personal guidance. There is a mid-term review and at the end of the tenure track appointment you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, who will assess your appointment to a permanent Associate Professorship. Read more about the DTU Tenure Track program at DTU at this homepage

As an assistant professor at DTU, you are expected to teach bachelor and master level courses. You are encouraged to learn Danish and DTU offers courses for free. 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:

  • Research experience and publications (both peer-reviewed papers and working papers)
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impactExperience and quality of teaching
  • Innovativeness, e.g. policy support, commercialization or collaboration with industry or public authorities
  • 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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Peter Martinsson,

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 4 February 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)
  • Vision for teaching and research for the tenure track period
  • CV including employment history, list of publications, working papers and ongoing projects, H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/)
  • 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 and provide policy support 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 people. 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.