DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Energy Markets and Digitalization

Updated: 3 months ago

At the Department of Electrical Engineering, we seek a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in energy markets and digitalization for our Center for Electrical Power and Energy. You are encouraged to apply if you are keen on designing the green solutions of the future and making a real difference in the green transition of our society. You have promising teaching skills, good collaboration abilities and a multidisciplinary research profile at the interface of power and energy systems, operations research, and machine learning. We offer a vibrant, welcoming, and diverse environment with an international atmosphere, encouraging creativity, empathy, team working, superb academic collaborations, and outstanding links to the front-running Danish energy sector.

The position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. 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. We develop talent by offering a career mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and postgraduate teacher training. DTU’s Tenure Track is an appointment of at most six years, during which you will receive career support in the form of professional and personal guidance. At the end of the tenure track appointment you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, who will assess your appointment to a permanent Associate Professorship. Read more about the DTU Tenure Track program at DTU at this homepage .  

Responsibilities and qualifications
You are expected to strengthen our research, education and innovation within energy markets and the digitalization of energy sector. Your profile shall contribute to DTU’s strategic focus on Europe’s best engineering education, sustainable transformation, and digitalization. You are expected to be enthusiastic about your research and passionate about teaching. We will highly value innovative thinking and your ability to conduct both fundamental and applied research. You are expected to fruitfully collaborate in both research and teaching at DTU with scholars around the globe, and front-running companies at the heart of the green transition.

Your primary responsibilities will be:

  • Supervision of BSc and MSc students, and co-supervision of PhD students
  • Course design and teaching BSc- and MSc-level courses
  • Carry out excellent fundamental and applied research and develop a recognized scientific profile, which over time will contribute to attract external funding and promote international visibility and reputation of the center and the department
  • Build up a strong collaboration with your colleagues and external partners within academia and industry

Your primary qualifications are:

  • Documented research experience in energy markets, such as electricity, heat, natural gas, and ancillary service markets
  • Strong multidisciplinary research profile at the interface of power systems, optimization, game theory and machine learning. With a focus on digitalization of the energy sector, your profile is expected to demonstrate your capability to conduct cutting-edge research, aiming to develop advanced analytical and mathematical models.
  • An ideal candidate has strong theoretical background in the majority of the following areas: advanced optimization (e.g., data-driven and distributed algorithms), game theory (e.g., cooperative and non-cooperative algorithms), mechanism design (e.g., various allocation mechanisms), privacy-preserving algorithms (e.g., differential privacy algorithms), and machine learning (e.g., online and reinforcement learning, Bayesian inference). 
  • Teaching profile showing your ability to fulfill teaching duties in an independent and responsible manner.

At the end of the period as Assistant Professor, you must be able to be responsible for courses and to lecture in Danish. Thus, you must be willing to learn Danish during the Assistant Professorship.

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

You will be assessed against theresponsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Communication skills

Salary and terms of employment
The start-date will be set according to mutual agreement. The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The salary for the position will be determined by the applicant’s qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities .    

You can read more about career paths at DTU here .   

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor and Head of Center Jacob Østergaard, mobile +45 2513 0501, e-mail: jaos@dtu.dk and Energy Analytics and Markets Group Leader Associate Professor Jalal Kazempour, mobile +45 2635 9955, e-mail: seykaz@elektro.dtu.dk

You can read more about the Center for Electric Power and Energy at www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk and the Department of Electrical Engineering at www.elektro.dtu.dk . You will have access to our cutting-edge labs for experimental activities; see www.powerlab.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 1 February 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 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.

Department of Electrical Engineering educates students within electrical engineering technologies. We offer studies at BSc, MSc and PhD levels, and participate in joint international programmes. We conduct state-of-the-art research within electromagnetic systems, robot technology, power and physical electronics, acoustic environment, electro-acoustics, and electric power and energy. Our department has more than 200 members of staff.

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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 12,900 students and 6,000 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.


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