Professor in Applied Economics

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Technical University of Denmark

Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

Application Deadline

DTU Management - Department of Technology, Management and Economics, Technical University of Denmark, invites applications for position as professor in applied economics.

The position as professor is a permanent faculty post.

The department particularly welcomes expertise in the areas of energy, climate change or transportation. Excellent candidates within all fields of applied economics, such as environmental economics, welfare economics, industrial organisation, econometrics and urban economics are also encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities and tasks

The professor will carry out excellent research with a focus on energy, climate or transportation. The key responsibilities are:

  • Research leadership in order to strengthen and develop the profile and international visibility of the department
  • Guidance and supervision of early career researchers
  • External collaboration with academia, the industry and public agencies
  • Teaching and supervision at under graduate and graduate level
  • Attracting grants and initiate and secure external funding for new projects
  • Especially, in the case of transportation, involvement in public sector advice can be expected

The professor will furthermore collaborate with other research groups at DTU.

The successful candidate is expected to take a lead role in teaching at BSc, MSc, and PhD level. For international candidates, DTU can provide Danish language courses enabling the candidates to teach in Danish within 2-3 years.

Requirements and qualifications

The candidate must have the following qualifications:

  • A high level of original scientific production at international level, which has contributed to further development of the area
  • Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development
  • Collaboration with industry and /or public authorities
  • Experience in designing and preparing successful applications for public or private funding of large research projects
  • Documented experience in research management, including the handling of management assignments in national or international projects, research programmes, conferences etc.
  • Experience with the supervision and guidance of PhD students
  • Communication skills

Application procedure

To apply, please read the full job advertisement at

Application deadline: 27 September 2020.

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. Furthermore, the department hosts a UN Collaborating Centre. The UN DTU Partnership conducts research, policy analysis and advising on a global scale.

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 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup.


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