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Associate/Assistant Professor in Smart Mobility Modelling

Technical University of Denmark, DTU Management Engineering’s Transport Modelling Division

Copenhagen, Staden Kobenhavn 2800
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  • Computer Programming/Systems
  • Research
  • Vehicular Technology
Technical University of Denmark, DTU Management Engineering’s Transport Modelling Division
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Job Details

DTU Management Engineering’s Transport Modelling Division invites applications for an appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Smart Mobility Modelling.

Responsibilities and tasks
The Transport Modelling Division is a research group of scientists and support staff with an aim to understand mathematically and algorithmically representing, predicting and analysing transport phenomena in perspectives that range from private to public transport. They also work with real-time operations to long term planning, classical mobility technologies to new “smart” mobility options (e.g. Autonomous Vehicles, Electrical Vehicles, Mobility as a Service, Sharing modes).

The aim of the new position is to expand the Department’s teaching and research in modelling mainly within the field of smart mobility.  

We seek ambitious candidates with a strong research focus on transport modelling, based on mathematical modelling and computer science. We envision the position to help expand the division’s research in application areas such as 

  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Electrical vehicles
  • Mobility as a Service
  • Modelling in public transportation
  • Big Data in transport modelling
  • Disruption modelling and safety


The duties of an assistant professor include research (including publication/scientific dissemination),research-based teaching and innovation. The particular position is also expected to outreach to the industry and public sector. The distribution between the various duties may vary periodically, but a balance must be struck such that the assistant professor can develop within research, teaching, innovation and outreach to the industry and public sector. The division is keen to ensure that an assistant professor is given supervision and guidance, and develops a teaching portfolio in order to qualify eventually for an associate professorship within maximum 3-5 years.

The duties of an associate professor include the above mentioned, as well as further responsibilities in attracting external funds, managing projects research, advising PhD-students and mentoring junior research staff.
The associate/assistant professor is expected to take interest in exploiting the possibilities of developing collaboration with related groups both internally at the Department and externally with other departments at the university (e.g., the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science and Department of Electrical Engineering).”

Since the position is permanent, we expect candidates to eventually learn Danish. DTU's graduate courses are taught in English, whereas most undergraduate courses are taught in Danish. Some of the industry outreach will benefit of Danish language skills, as well as transport surveys and other travel behaviour data are collected in Danish.

Candidates for an

  • Assistant Professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent)
  • Associate Professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an Assistant Professorship and should document didactic/pedagogic training. 


The key qualification requirements are as follows

  • Documented scientific production/publication and research potential to become an international leader in your field.
  • Ability and desire to contribute to the Divisions national and international collaborative efforts, including the dissemination of research results and research-based consultancy and innovation in society.


Relevant knowledge and/or experience in any of the following topics will be very positively considered:

  • Microscopic simulation tools and flow theory
  • Network modelling and transport assignment
  • Traffic control theory
  • Transport demand model estimation and calibration
  • Large-scale modelling
  • Safety in transport
  • Statistical method (cluster analyses, multivariate statistics, stochastic simulation), machine learning and data analytics
  • Smart mobility vehicle technologies (e.g. sensing, software, technology visions, vehicle to vehicle/infrastructure/cloud communications)



In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to

  • experience in teaching and education
  • scientific production and research potential at an international level
  • the ability to promote and utilize research results
  • an all-round experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • the ability to contribute to development of internal and external cooperation


For the associate professor position consideration will also be given to:

  • teaching experience and didactic/pedagogic training
  • experience with advising student thesis, preferable both at undergraduate and graduate level
  • experience with obtaining third-party funding and project management international experience


We offer
DTU offers an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. DTU is a leading technical university in Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The position as associate professor and assistant professor is permanent. The assistant professor will after a maximum of 4 years transfer to a position as associate professor provided that the employee is recommended for assessment and is deemed qualified. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Otto Anker Nielsen, tel.: +45 4525 51514.

You can read more about DTU Management Engineering on

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 April 2017.

Apply online at

Applications must be submitted as one PDFfile containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights)
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Documentation for teaching experience (e.g. in the form of a teaching portfolio - applicants applying for the position as associate professor)


In the field “Please indicate which position you are applying for” please indicate whether you are applying for position as Associate or Assistant Professor.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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


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 350 employees, including around 70 PhD students. More than 20% of our employees are from abroad and a total of 38 different nationalities are represented at the Department.  

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 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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