DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Science and Technology Studies

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DTU invites applications for an assistant professorship in Science and Technology Studies within the Responsible Technology Group at DTU Management. The group is a key player in DTU’s strategic aim to foster ‘technology for people’, i.e. to put human needs and aspirations at the centre of technological development. It is interdisciplinary and focused on the processes through which technologies are developed and implemented in a socially sustainable and responsible manner. The group is in the process of establishment and our new assistant professor will be part of shaping the future trajectory of research and teaching.

The position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. We provide you with the best conditions including a mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, teacher training and relevant networks. After maximum 6 years you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, and if evaluated positively, you will acquire a permanent Associate Professorship. 

Responsibilities and tasks
As part of the group it will be your responsibility to conduct research, supervision and teaching with relevance to the general theme of responsible technology. The group is working across a number of technological domains with a focus on communication and values. We aim to become a leading research environment for the study of responsible technology, focused on themes such as public engagement, legitimacy, ethics, co-creation, responsible innovation and science and democracy. You will be expected to design a research portfolio which aligns with this.

You will be engaged in high-end publications, grant procurement and experimental outreach in collaboration with other team members. You will also participate in research-based teaching and supervision with associated examination commitments at bachelor, master and PhD levels. The group is responsible for teaching ‘theory of science’ to the entire cohort of undergraduate students at DTU and you will be part of developing this course as well as teaching in other relevant areas, e.g. as part of the Design and Innovation study programme.

The group collaborates across DTU’s many excellent departments (for instance DTU Wind and DTU Compute), and we are eager to extend and deepen these collaborations. We also seek to involve external partners in our research and teaching and to develop a portfolio of integrative and collaborative research. We contribute to outreach and public debate and expect you to be actively engaged in research communication to relevant stakeholders and wider publics. 

We value a collective, generous, playful and supportive work environment and we expect you to contribute to this. We will make sure you can develop your own talents and career, just as we expect you to do the same for students and junior faculty.

At the end of the period as Assistant Professor, you must be able to be responsible for courses and to lecture in Danish. Thus, you must be willing to learn Danish during the Assistant Professorship. 

Qualifications
You must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). Preferably, you have a PhD within Science and Technology Studies, perhaps with undergraduate and graduate studies in other relevant areas from the social sciences, humanities or design. You should have experience with research relevant to the issue of responsibility in technology and innovation, and be interested in working with a variety of technological domains.

Your application must demonstrate an ability to conduct excellent research and publish in top journals. We value high quality research over quantity. It is an advantage if you can document interdisciplinary experience within research and teaching. You must describe a compelling future research agenda in your research statement: Why is your future research important and how will you achieve impact in your research field and beyond? 

As a successful Tenure Track candidate, you will meet DTU’s Tenure Track requirements. You have documented teaching experience and have experience in supervising students from Bachelor to PhD. You are among the best research talents in your field with the potential to reach the highest international level. You have documented scientific production at the highest international level and can document initiative for independent and original project ideas. You have the personal drive and potential to attract external funding for research activities and you thrive in an multidisciplinary work environment.

Assessment
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to: 

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International experience
  • Internal and external collaboration
  • Communication skills
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. 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. 

Tenure Track at DTU
DTU offers talented scientists from around the world attractive career perspectives via the DTU Tenure Track Programme. Highly qualified candidates are appointed as Assistant Professors for a period of up to six years with the prospect of performance-based advancement to a tenured Associate Professorship. 

As part of the tenure track position, the candidate receives:
 
  • Access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure
  • Capability development, including postgraduate teacher training
  • A mentoring programme
  • Support to develop scientific networks and to secure interdisciplinary research at the highest level
  • As part of the DTU Tenure Track Programme, the University carries out a mid-way evaluation to review the progress of the tenure track candidate, according to the same criteria used in the final tenure review. If the final review is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as Associate Professor at DTU
Salary and terms of employment
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.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Maja Horst, tel.: +45 2028 6866. 

You can read more about DTU management below and at
www.man.dtu.dk/english

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 28 July 2020 (23:59 local 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)
  • CV
  • Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • Vision paper
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • Documentation of relevant employment
  • Documentation of interdisciplinary collaboration
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g. http://orcid.org/)
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
Applications and enclosures 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.

DTU Management
DTU Management conducts high-level research and teaching with a focus on sustainability, transport, innovation, and management science. Our goal is to create knowledge on the societal aspects of technology. We explore and create value in the areas of management science, innovation and design thinking, business analytics, systems and risk analyses, human behavior, regulation, and policy analysis. The department offers teaching from introductory to advanced courses/projects at BSc, MSc, and PhD level. The Department has a staff of approximately 350. Read more here.   

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 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.