Professor in Energy Economics

  • Technical University of Denmark 
  • Lyngby, Denmark
  • Academia
  • 1 week remaining

Department of Management Engineering at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invites applications for a position as professor and scientific leader in Energy Economics.

DTU Management Engineering is a department with the overall mission of contributing to research, development, and education within the following scientific areas: Systems Analysis, Management Science, Production and Service Management, Technology and Innovation Management, Transport Modelling, and Quantitative Sustainability Assessment.
The professor will be affiliated with the Systems Analysis Division.

The research field of the position includes methodological development and application of energy economics within:

Analysis of long-term energy trends and economic drivers including structural change and energy demand causality

  • Economic impacts of energy taxes and environmental policy
  • Power market design and renewables integration with emphasis on support policies and regulatory interactions
  • Energy demand modelling including household heating technology choice, final demand, and energy savings

Responsibilities and tasks

The professor is expected to become the scientific leader and driving force in energy economics, including analysis and modelling of economic impacts of energy policy instruments and regulation. Interlinkages between power and heat systems, internationalisation of markets and international emission trading schemes will also be part of the scientific area for the professor.

The position includes leading research projects and developing new research fields and alliances, strengthening the research team, developing research applications, and further accelerating the overall academic publication output in high-ranking journals. The professor is expected to manage and take a lead position in the division’s development of and contribution to research-based teaching in the MSc programmes of the department, including examination commitments at the BSc, MSc, and PhD levels. This includes managing the Energy Systems line of the MSc in Engineering (Sustainable energy). Supervising and supporting PhD and MSc projects will also be a central task. For international candidates, DTU offers Danish language courses to be able to teach in Danish within the first 2-3 years.

The professor is expected to maintain cooperation links between Energy Economics and Regulation and other research groups at DTU and the department. Furthermore, the professor is expected to take a leading role in maintaining and further strengthening DTU’s international and Danish networks and project partnerships with universities and other centres of excellence around the world.

Application procedure

To apply, please read the full job advertisement at

Application deadline: 29 July 2018 (local time).

DTU Management Engineering contributes actively to the development of management tools and optimization of processes by using and re-thinking theoretical engineering perspectives, models and methods. Through our research and teaching, we ensure an innovative, competitive and sustainable organization and use of technologies within areas such as energy and climate, transportation, production and health, both domestic and abroad. DTU Management Engineering has 340 employees; including an academic staff of 190 and 68 PhD students. More than 20% of our employees are from abroad and in all 38 different nationalities are represented at the Department.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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