DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Integration of Power System Flexibility

Updated: 4 months ago

The Department of Electrical Engineering invites applications for one Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Integration of Power System Flexibility for our Center for Electrical Power and Energy. As Tenure Track Assistant Professor you will be conducting high-level research with an impact on real-world flexibility applications contributing to the important green transition of our society. The position will provide you the opportunity to collaborate with enthusiastic and highly skilled colleagues on your teaching and research. At the Center for Electric Power and Energy you will be part of a vibrant, welcoming and diverse environment with an international atmosphere, superb academic collaborations, and outstanding links to the front-running Danish energy sector.

The position’s research areas include methods for mobilizing, estimating and activating flexibility. Additionally, focus is given on the implications of large-scale flexibility integration at both the overall power system and distribution levels, and on the optimal flexibility utilization and the associated power market models.

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
Your focus will be to strengthen our research, education and innovation within the field of power flexibility in modern power systems, dominated by the large penetration of distributed energy resources and renewable energy. 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 have strong abilities to teach and supervise. We will value experience in the areas of flexibility system integration, local flexibility markets, demand response, congestion management and the transformation of distribution system operational practices. You are able to fruitfully collaborate with close colleagues, leading scholars around the globe, and front-running companies in the heart of the green transformation.

Your primary tasks will be to:

  • Supervision of BSc and MSc students, and co-supervision of PhD students
  • Course design and teaching BSc- and MSc-level courses
  • Carry out excellent research and develop a recognized scientific profile, which over time will contribute to 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
  • Contribute to attracting grants and initiate and secure external funding in close collaboration and coordination with your colleagues

As a qualified candidate, you need to have:

  • A PhD degree in power engineering or equivalent
  • Research experience in integration of flexibility at system and distribution level, and market design for flexibility markets
  • Relevant work in modelling of flexible assets and their impact on the network for power markets participation
  • Experience in data analysis in the field of power systems
  • Experience in distribution system modelling and analysis

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.

You will be assessed against theresponsibilities 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 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 Senior Researcher and Research Group Leader Henrik Bindner (+45 21 36 27 86) and Professor and Head of Center Jacob Østergaard (+45 25 13 05 01).

You can read more about Center for Electric Power and Energy at www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk and 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(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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