Professor in Operations Research & Analytics

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Mar 2022

Professor in Operations Research & Analytics

Department of Technology, Management and Economics (DTU Management) at DTU is looking for an outstanding Professor in Operations Research. The position as professor is a permanent faculty post. The professor will be part of the research group in Operations Research and will contribute to research and teaching in the theoretical foundation as well as applications to practical problem solving. We already have a strong and internationally recognized environment in Operations Research.

DTU Management conducts excellent research in the intersection between management, technology and economics - in close cooperation with companies and public authorities.

Operations Research (OR) has evolved substantially over the last decade(s), owing to the increased focus on the opportunities and challenges brought in by digitalization in many parts of our societies and industries. Consequently, a modern focus of OR is increasingly on data-driven decision-making in uncertain and dynamic environment as OR is an essential part of the data science and analytics agenda. By joining us, you will be at the forefront of the proposal and applications of new methods for data-driven decision-making in uncertain and dynamic environments. Core to us is the development of advanced quantitative methods to help make better decisions. Example methodological areas include online optimization, predictive and prescriptive analytics, etc., while we welcome a broad range of application areas.

Responsibilities and qualifications

The applicant should conduct excellent research in Operations Research at the highest international level incorporating methodology as well as applications. The key responsibilities are:

  • Leadership in research aiming at strengthening the profile and international visibility of the department
  • Candidates should have frequently published in international top journals
  • External collaboration with academia, the industry and public organisations
  • Attracting grants and initiate and secure external funding for new projects
  • Guidance and supervision of early career researchers
  • Interest in the development of OR within the data science and analytics agenda
  • Deterministic and stochastic OR as well as stochastic process modelling
  • Network design and optimisation as well as combinatorial optimisation
  • Open to working with industry and documented experience in applying OR to industry or governmental organisations

The OR research group considers it to be a strength to combine development of new theory with focus on real-life applications. Areas of interest for us as e.g. healthcare, transport optimisation and industrial applications. The section is team-oriented, and the professor is expected to support this through peer activities. Participation in and leadership of applications are important to the position.

We strive for excellence through an inclusive and diverse work environment, with a strong focus on mutual respect, personal ambitions, and a healthy work-life balance. It is anticipated that the candidate contributes to the development of the department’s internal and external cooperation.

You are expected to take a lead role in teaching and curriculum development at the BEng, BSc, MSc and PhD levels. OR is part of many education programs at DTU and you will be an integral part of this teaching portfolio. You will be expected to learn Danish and be able to teach in Danish after 3 years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.

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

  • Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record and research vision
  • 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 .

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Head of Management Science Professor Jesper Larsen, tel.: +45 4525 3385, email: jesla@dtu.dk .

You can read more about DTU Management at www.man.dtu.dk/english .

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 28 March 2022 (local time). Apply online here: Professor in Operations Research & Analytics

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) addressed to the President
  • Vision for teaching and research
  • CV including employment history, list of publications indicating 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 .

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.

Who are we

DTU Management conducts excellent research in the intersection between management, technology and economics. We develop solutions in close cooperation with companies and public authorities. Our research aims at strengthening welfare, productivity and sustainability within the society. A key element is the role of technology and its interaction with industry and individuals. The department’s research is divided in four divisions: Innovation, Management Science, Sustainability and Transport. The department offers a wide range of courses and programs at bachelor, master and PhD level across DTU’s study programs. DTU Management employs about 320 people. We offer an international environment with around 50 different nationalities represented at the department.

Technology for people

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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