DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Design and Innovation

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DTU invites applications for an assistant/associate professorship in Design and Innovation within the Responsible Innovation and Design division at DTU Management. The division 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 and innovation. It is focused on the processes through which technologies are developed and implemented in a socially sustainable and responsible manner. The division is in the process of establishment and our new assistant/associate professor will be part of shaping the future trajectory of research and teaching.   

As part of the group, it will be your responsibility to conduct research, supervision and teaching with relevance to the general theme of responsible innovation and design. The division is working across a number of technological domains and we aim to become a leading research environment for the study of responsible innovation and design. You will be expected to develop 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. The division collaborates across DTU’s departments, and we are eager to extend and deepen these collaborations. We contribute to outreach and public debate and expect you to be actively engaged in research communication to relevant stakeholders and wider publics. You are encouraged to learn Danish and DTU offers language courses for free.   

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, 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. 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.

You must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) within Design Research, Science and Technology Studies, Co-design, Innovation Studies or similar. If you are applying for the associate professor position, you should also have academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship and documented didactic/pedagogic training. You should have experience with research and teaching relevant to the issue of innovation and design.

Your application must demonstrate an ability to conduct excellent research and publish in top journals. It is an advantage if you have successfully applied for competitive funding and if you can demonstrate interdisciplinary experience with 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. In addition, you should possess the following competences:

  • Enjoy working with complex topics in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Be motivated by both individual and team accomplishments
  • Excellent communication skills and a focus on process as well as outcome

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

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research experience, research vision and potential
  • 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
We offer an attractive teaching conditions, possibilities to favorable taxation for non-Danish residence (see Danish Tax Authority), funding for research, traveling, and a competitive salary. Denmark offers abundant research funding opportunities from its many private and public foundations. The positions are full-time and based at Lyngby campus, just north of Copenhagen. Copenhagen is renowned around the world for its relaxed atmosphere, fantastic restaurants, festivities and high quality of life.   

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor, Head of Division Maja Horst, majho@dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Management at www.man.dtu.dk/english.

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 1 June 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
  • CV including employment history, list of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights), H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/)
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

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

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.