Associate Professor (team lead) in Construction Technology and Processes

Thursday 23 Jun 22

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DTU Engineering Technology invites applicants who want to be at the forefront of university-industry collaboration, while performing research and technology implementation in the construction industry.

The construction industry is a defining industry in Denmark and a significant contributor to CO2 emissions. It is an industry that is exploding with innovation and advancement in terms of new digital technologies, new materials and construction methods. As team lead of the research group Construction Technology and Processes you will be at the forefront of this development – and you will contribute with research, industry collaboration and education to a sustainable development of the industry.

The research group consists of six faculty members, who have worked with Construction Technology and Processes in academia and practice for several years. As an organizational unit the research group is young and expected to grow within the next years by addition of Postdocs and PhD students. As head of the research group, you will lead the research agenda and strategy of the group. Along with the leadership group of the department, you will build the research profile of the department.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Through research, teaching and supervision your unit will contribute to DTU’s strategic aim towards being Europe’s best Engineering education. The research group provide courses and instruction into a number of DTU’s Bachelor in Engineering (BEng) Programmes as well as a range of continuing education formats, including Diploma Programmes. Our approach is research and development-based with a strong focus on professional practice, hands-on experience and problem solving. The pedagogical concept of the BEng programmes is based upon the internationally recognized concept CDIO.

Your leadership is based upon deep knowledge of the construction industry and construction processes, experience with BIM, standards, design and construction management. You will take lead in academic and strategic management of construction processes, new technologies in the industry, and development of new sustainable materials and construction methods.

You will work with nearby colleagues in the research group, in the leadership group, and with both academic and industrial partners in Denmark as well as abroad. University-industry collaboration will characterize your teaching and research, why we value practical and theoretical experience.

Your primary tasks will be to:

  • Teach and supervise BEng and BSc student projects, and be co-supervisor for PhD students.
  • Engagement in industry-university collaboration
  • Establishing and leading the research group
  • Course responsible for courses within construction processes, construction management
  • Contributor to courses within BIM, design, standards for new constructions and renovation.

As a manager, you are a role model engaged in dialogue, so that your leadership inspires others to follow.

In recent years, DTU has been working concertedly to professionalize leadership at DTU. The DTU Leadership Role is based on four cornerstones: academic management, resource management, Performance-enhancing HR management and strategic management. Moreover, self-management and DTU’s values constitute the central parameters for these four disciplines. To find out more about DTU’s Leadership Role, see the website

You must be responsible for the teaching of courses. The teaching language of the department is Danish. Coming from abroad you will be expected to learn Danish and be able to teach in Danish after 3 years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.

As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship and documented didactic/pedagogic training.

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
Salary and employment terms and conditions are according to the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations, and the career structure for Bachelor of Engineering educations and the Export Engineer education or the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities

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.

The place of work is DTU in Ballerup.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Department, Malene Kirstine Holst, tel.: +45 3588 5031/ +45 9351 1571.

You can read more about DTU Engineering Technology at www.engtech.dtu.dk.

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 14 August 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 indicating scientific highlights, 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.

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

About DTU Engineering Technology
We work at the forefront of university-industry collaboration and develop tools and methods for technology implementation. We are organized in 11 research groups all focused on technology implementation, engineering technology and engineering education within a wide range of engineering fields.

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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 13,400 students and 5,800 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.