DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Computer Graphics

DTU Compute, Technical University of Denmark
Copenhagen, 2800
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At the Section for Visual Computing at DTU Compute we are looking for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Computer Graphics to take part in the teaching, research and other tasks. You will become part of the faculty group in the section and be part of a team that develops the research within computer vision.

You will become part of the faculty group in the section and be part of a team that develops the research within computer graphics. Currently, the group is strong in digital geometry and appearance modeling covering both theoretical and experimental research and you share scientific interest in these areas. There is also a close collaboration with your colleagues in the section including computer vision and medical image analysis.

If you are applying for the position as assistant professor, you should note that it is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. We develop talent by offering a career mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and postgraduate teacher training. DTU’s Tenure Track is an appointment of at most six years, during which you will receive career support in the form of professional and personal guidance. At the end of the tenure track appointment, you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, who will assess your appointment to a permanent Associate Professorship. Read more about the DTU Tenure Track program at DTU at this homepage.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The research in computer graphics has developed based on possibilities and advances in computer graphics hardware and related fields such as computer vision and computational imaging. We expect you to be up-to-date with modern computer graphics hardware and conversant with recent methods in computer graphics and also able to work on projects that involve computer vision. Further, that you find it motivating to use your knowledge in advancing the research and research-based teaching within computer graphics.

We, in section cover a handful of different topics in our teaching portfolio, and you will be part of our cooperation on teaching. As an engaged and independent lecturer you could cover topics such as the basics of computer graphics, including aspects pertaining to geometric transformations, illumination models, geometry representation, and APIs for graphics programming. More advanced topics such as techniques for efficient real-time graphics, global illumination and machine learning based image filtering can also be found in your future teaching portfolio.

Finally, you have professional experience with XR (Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality) activities both related to teaching and research, and you understand and can apply the basics of computer vision (detection and tracking of features, camera models, and radiometry) and the use of photographic imagery in computer graphics.

You will be given the tasks of

  • developing your field of research,
  • being part of the sections teaching in computer graphics courses,
  • attracting funding,
  • supervising PhD-students and postdocs,
  • In cooperation with your new colleagues develop the section to meet the DTU Compute strategy


You have

  • documented research in one or more (application) areas such as
    • scientific visualization: rendering of graphs, point clouds, voxel data.
    • eXtended Reality (XR): Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR).
    • data-driven or neural rendering techniques.
    • real-time graphics: rendering, interaction, animation.
  • Wide experience with modern computer graphics APIs such as WebGL, Vulkan, Metal, Direct3D, and OpenGL.
  • experience with one or more software packages for graphics (rendering, CAD, visualization, or content creation generally).


You must be responsible for the teaching in courses and as advisor of projects. Further, if you are not Danish speaker, 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). If you are applying for the associate professor position you should also have 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 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 applicants 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.

Expected starting date is 1 September 2021 or according to mutual agreement.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Head of Section, Anders Bjorholm Dahl,
abda@dtu.dk, mobile: +45 5189 6913.

You can read more about DTU Compute at

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 1 May 2021 (Danish time).
Apply online at Job and Career DTU.

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 (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate 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.

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

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


The Section for Visual Computing is part of the Department for Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (DTU Compute). DTU Compute, is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science with an engineering focus. DTU Compute strives to achieve research excellence in its basic science disciplines, to achieve technological leadership in research and innovation, and to address societal challenges in collaboration with partners at DTU and other academic institutions. DTU Compute plays a central role in education at all levels of the engineering programmes at DTU – both in terms of our scientific disciplines and our didactic innovation.

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