Associate/Assistant Professor in Engineering Geology

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The Department of Civil Engineering at Technical University of Denmark (DTU Civil Engineering) invites applications for an Associate/Assistant Professor position in the Section for Geotechnics and Geology. DTU Civil Engineering is composed of six sections with the Section for Geotechnics and Geology focusing on geology/geotechnics including development of geological energy resources and raw materials.

We seek a researcher within the broad field of engineering geology having a proven publication record (for an associate professor) and experience in collaboration with the industry.

Responsibilities and tasks
The department is looking for a flexible and enthusiastic candidate, who will take part in developing a geological research platform for collaboration with engineers and geo-physicists. In particular, it is expected that the successful candidate will be able to contribute to one or more of the following fields:

  • Exploration for raw materials, including geological field work, use of geophysical methods, and geostatistical analysis.
  • Mineralogy and rock physics/geochemistry, including petrography and rock physical/geochemical modelling.
  • Structural geology, including rock mechanics and fracture analysis.
  • Geoengineering and underground constructions.

Dissemination of research results is expected through scientific publications, interdisciplinary collaborative projects at national and international level, and services to public administrations and the industry. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to seek and achieve external funding.

Educational responsibilities include among other things classroom teaching/lecturing, supervision of individual (or group) projects, and supervision of M.Sc. students, PhD students, and postdocs. The educational responsibilities will to the extent possible be related to the research focus area, however flexibility is required and it is expected that the candidate will be able to cover and contribute to a wide spectrum of topics within basic geology on both bachelor and master level. Please note that the expected teaching on undergraduate level is primarily to be in Danish and on postgraduate level (M.Sc. or PhD) it is required to be in English. Candidates who do not speak Danish should be willing to learn Danish within the first two-three years in order to be able to teach in Danish.

Administrative duties include academic assessment work on all levels.

Other content of the position:

  • Associate Professors – Responsibilities related to PhD and Postdoc supervision, research project management, and academic departmental work.
  • Assistant Professors – will have to complete DTU’s education in university teaching (UDTU) and is expected to co-supervise PhD students.

The candidate is expected to operate within an interdisciplinary research team as well as actively collaborate with other research groups at DTU, e.g. environmental engineering, energy resource engineering, arctic engineering, or building energy.

Candidates for an

  • Assistant Professorship must hold a PhD degree (or relevant)
  • Associate Professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an Assistant Professorship and should document didactic/pedagogic training. 

Further qualifications:

  • All applicants must have a strong background in geology, physics and/or chemistry

In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to

  • experience in teaching and education
  • scientific production and research potential at an international level
  • the ability to promote and utilize research results
  • an all-round experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • the ability to contribute to development of internal and external cooperation
  • ability to get external funding for research and innovation

Consideration will also be given to:

  • Editorial role in scientific journals (for an associate professor)
  • Membership in professional societies (for an associate professor)

We offer
DTU offers an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. DTU is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

An assistant professor will after a maximum of 4 years transfer to a position as associate professor provided that the employee is recommended for assessment and is deemed qualified. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU .

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Ida Lykke Fabricius, tel.: +45 4525 2162.

You can read more about the department at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 25 April 2017.

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights)
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g. )
  • Documentation for teaching experience (e.g. in the form of a teaching portfolio - applicants applying for the position as associate professor)

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

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

The Department of Civil Engineering is a university department engaged in building and construction.
The mission of the department is to conduct an optimal combination of education, research and industrial collaboration together with innovation. The department contributes to establishing social and commercial value creation through the development of technological knowledge. Furthermore, the department cooperates closely with the public sector.

The vision of the department is to be one of World’s leading civil engineering institutions and thereby become a preferred partner in collaboration with businesses and institutions in the building sector.

The Section of Geotechnics and Geology aims to establish a coherent understanding of the importance of geological and geotechnical conditions for the operating principles of construction and infrastructure as well as form the basis for socially responsible utilization of natural resources, including Denmark's subsoil.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 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.

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