DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Digitalization and System Integration of Heat Pumps – DTU Construct

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DTU, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (DTU Construct) is looking for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor who will have responsibility for teaching and research in the field of refrigeration and heat pump technology with a strong focus on digitalization and integration into the energy system. 

Responsibilities and qualifications
The new assistant professor will have significant responsibility for further development of the research in the field in close collaboration with industrial and academic partners and colleagues in the department. 

We are looking for a candidate who is dedicated to being part of the green transition of society focusing on novel research contributions with potential impact in engineering practice as well as on the education of new candidates in the field. 

You will be responsible for teaching 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 are expected to master both.

The work could include research within:

  • Digital methods for heat pumps and refrigeration units.
    • Digital twins.
    • Fault detection.
    • Advanced monitoring techniques.
  • Integration
    • Integration of heat pumps with industrial processes.
    • Integration of heat pumps with district heating/cooling systems/energy storage and the electricity sector.
    • Control strategies and operation of heat pumps and refrigeration units.
    • Dynamic modelling.
    • System flexibility and Extension of operation range.

The ideal candidate should have documented experience and show understanding within the following topics:Applied thermodynamics.

  • Vapour compression systems.
  • Dynamic modelling of heat pumps.
  • Operation and control of thermal energy units.
  • The role of energy conversion units for integration of energy sectors.

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

You will be assessed based on 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 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 .

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Anders Christiansen Erlandsson, e-mail [email protected] .

You can read more about the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at www.construct.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
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 20 December 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 for the tenure track period. 
  • CV including employment history, list of publications, H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/ ).
  • Teaching portfolio  including documentation of teaching experience. 
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD).

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.

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