Associate Professor in Building Design

Technical University of Denmark


February 14, 2022


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Associate Professor in Building Design

DTU Civil Eng

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Apply no later than 14 February 2022 Apply for the job at DTU Civil Eng by completing the following form.

Are you interested in creating buildings of tomorrow, where you combine knowledge from domain experts in building design, building physic, energy consumption, acoustic, structural and geotechnical engineering to generate sustainable buildings with an excellent indoor climate at an affordable price?

DTU Civil Engineering is seeking an associate professor in the Section for Design and Processes who has a holistic approach to creating buildings and building components. As more and more building components have multiple functions, the processes leading to the design needs to be integrated, taking different aspects into account. Therefore, you must both have an interest in engineering design and design processes and adjecent disciplines.

The Section for Design and Processes at DTU Civil Engineering covers the design of new facilities as well as retrofitting of existing facilities in the built environment based on research within building design in Denmark and the Arctic, architectural engineering, fire safety, process modelling, and interoperable building information modelling. We have a holistic cross- disciplinary approach and always strive to include partners in our research activities to develop technical solutions that can enable the green transition of the built environment.

Responsibilities and qualifications You will aim at integrating different engineering disciplines in a design process to create solutions that meets the requested requirements.We expect you to be familiar with design processes and production methods in the construction industry supported by digital tools, including digital twins. You have a comprehensive understanding of structural systems and how loads are transferred to the foundations. We expect you to design building components from recycling as well as new materials with disassembly in mind. Your primary tasks will be to:

  • Teach and supervise BEng., BSc., MSc. and PhD students
  • Perform research and innovation projects in a collaborative environment
  • Attract externally funding for research
  • Disseminate research and innovation results through scientific journals and dissemination channels towards the industry
  • Administrative and academic duties
  • You must be responsible for the teaching of courses. You will be expected to learn Danish and be able to teach in Danish after 3 years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.

    As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship and documented didactic/pedagogic training.

    You will be assessed against the responsibilities 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 commercialisation 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 the Head of Section, associate professor Jan Karlshøj. tel.: +45 40 20 46 08.

    You can read more about the department at www.

    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 Please submit your online application no later than 14 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
  • CV including employment history, list of publications indicating scientific highlights, H-index and ORCID (see https://
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • Engineering design portfolio, if available
  • You can learn more about the recruitment process here.

    All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

    DTU Civil Engineering DTU Civil Engineering develops and utilises science and technical knowledge for the benefit of society and the sustainable development of construction and the built environment. We undertake research, education, innovation, and scientific advice of the highest quality within Civil Engineering, and we cover basic disciplines like Design and Processes, Energy and Services, Indoor Environment, Geotechnics and Geology, Materials and Durability, as well as Structures and safety.

    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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