Professor in Applied Economics

Technical University of Denmark



DTU Management - Department of Technology, Management and Economics, Technical University of Denmark, invites applications for positions as professor or professor with special responsibilities in applied economics.

The position as professor is a permanent faculty post. The position as professor with special responsibilities is a 5-year fixed-term post with the option of a 3-year extension.

The department particularly welcomes expertise in the areas of energy, climate change or transportation. Excellent candidates within all fields of applied economics, such as environmental economics, welfare economics, industrial organisation, econometrics and urban economics are also encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities and tasks
The professor will carry out excellent research with a focus on energy, climate or transportation. The key responsibilities 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, the industry and public agencies
  • Teaching and supervision at under graduate and graduate level
  • Attracting grants and initiate and secure external funding for new projects
  • Especially, in the case of transportation, involvement in public sector advice can be expected
The professor will furthermore collaborate with other research groups at DTU.

The successful candidate is expected to take a lead role in teaching at BSc, MSc, and PhD level. For international candidates, DTU can provide Danish language courses enabling the candidates to teach in Danish within 2-3 years.

Requirements and qualifications
The candidate must have the following qualifications: 
  • A high level of original scientific production at international level, which has contributed to further development of the area
  • Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development
  • Collaboration with industry and /or public authorities
  • Experience in designing and preparing successful applications for public or private funding of large research projects
  • Documented experience in research management, including the handling of management assignments in national or international projects, research programmes, conferences etc.
  • Experience with the supervision and guidance of PhD students
  • Communication skills
Candidate assessment
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to: 
  • Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record and research vision
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with the industry
  • International impact and experience
  • Leadership and 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.

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.

Please read more about career paths at DTU here

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Department Mette Wier, tel.: +45 4525 4433, email:

You can read more about DTU Management at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 28 June 2019 (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) addressed to the President
  • CV
  • A vision for future research
  • Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the ‘Assessment’ bullet points listed above
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the ‘Assessment’ bullet points listed above
  • List of publications indicating scientific highlights
  • H-index (Google, Scopus and WoS) and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
In the field “Please indicate which position you are applying for”, please indicate whether you are applying for the position as Professor or Professor with special responsibilities.

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.

Who are we?
DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

DTU Management - D
epartment of Technology, Management and Economics has around 340 employees. More than 20% of our employees are from abroad and 38 different nationalities are represented across the department.

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 - including the interaction between technology on the one hand and sustainability and economic growth on the other. The department offers teaching from introductory to advances courses/projects and BSc, MSc and PhD level. Please read more here.  

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