DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in waste management, resource engineering and circularity - DTU Sustain

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If you want to boost your career as researcher and educator within one or more areas of waste management, resource engineering and circularity, here is the chance! We offer two opportunities to join the faculty at one of the world’s leading university departments in environmental engineering. At DTU Sustain you work at the forefront of science providing solutions to major societal challenges related to climate change, circularity, sustainability, and environmental quality.

DTU Sustain has been very productive and successful during the last decades within waste management, resource engineering and circularity. Currently 5-7 faculty members focus on these topics, and fortunately we are now able to add two more faculty members within this area. These two new positions are broadly defined below, and candidates should be able to collaborate with the existing faculty members, but also add new expertise and dedication to the group.

Responsibilities and qualifications 
Your overall focus will be to strengthen DTU Sustain’s competences within the areas of waste management, resource engineering and circularity. Current topics in the group are emission monitoring, landfill biocovers, organic waste management, textile and plastic waste, carbon capture and LCA modelling. Your expertise can contribute to further development of these topics but potentially also add new relevant topics.

You will interact with students, academia, public authorities, consultants, and industrial partners in Denmark as well as abroad.

We expect that you have a strong Danish and/or international platform within one or more of the topics, preferable with an engineering (or similar) background or experience. Your primary tasks will be, in collaboration with the group, to:

  • Teach and supervise BSc and MSc student projects and be supervisor for PhD students covering a broad range of waste related topics.
  • Perform research at an international level in the cross-field of waste, resources, sustainability, and circularity.
  • Develop concepts for sustainable waste management in a rapidly changing world (climate, energy, resource limitations, land-use-restrictions, etc.).
  • Build up, develop, and contribute with new experimental approaches and methods (waste characterization, laboratory experimentation, field monitoring). 
  • Develop insight into specific waste problems and/or specific waste technologies to contribute to the data-based system modelling constituting a common platform for our research.
  • Contribute to research in the group and with colleagues in related sections (materials, environmental assessment, etc.).
  • Provide public sector consultancy to inform decision making with regards to waste management.
  • Interests in sustainability (e.g., LCA) and circularity.

For both positions the potential for contributing to the group and for world-class performance within the area is key in the evaluation process. The documentation for past performance and achievements is less for applying for an Assistant Professor position than for an Associate Professor position. Candidates are not expected to meet all the wishes nor perform within all the topics listed above.

You will become responsible for teaching of courses. DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time you are expected to master both.

As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). 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 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 
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. 

The assistant professor position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. Read more about the program and the recruitment process here .

You can read more about career paths at DTU here .

Starting date is April 1st, 2024 (or according to mutual agreement). The positions are full-time positions.

Further information
May be obtained from Head of Section, Professor Charlotte Scheutz, chas@dtu.dk , tel.: +45 26285828

You can read more about DTU Sustain at www.sustain.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 31 October 2023 (23.59 Danish time). 

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply now", 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)

You can learn more about the recruitment process here .

Please indicate whether you are applying for the position as Associate or Assistant Professor.

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.

DTU Sustain - Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering - is one of the largest university departments specializing in environmental and resource engineering in Europe. The department conducts research, development & scientific advice and provides educational programs and service to society.  We are working to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies, methods and solutions, and to disseminate this knowledge to society and future generations of engineers. The Department has approximately 300 staff from more than 30 nationalities.

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