Assistant/Associate Professor positions at the Technical University of Denmark

by albertolluch, April 6, 2022

Dear colleagues,

We have recently established a new section in software systems engineering at the Technical University of Denmark:

https://www.compute.dtu.dk/english/research/research-sections/software-systems-engineering

We are now hiring faculty members for the team. We expect to hire 2 new assistant/associate professors. Details can be found here:

https://www.dtu.dk/english/about/job-and-career/vacant-positions/job?id=0c35cb4e-9d1c-40a6-9f0a-6be1180715d5

Deadline: May 30, 2022.

Feel free to share.

Best regards,

Alberto

If you are establishing your career as a computer scientist and you are looking for the best possible foundation for your dreams and ambitions, you might find your place in the section for Software Systems Engineering Section at DTU Compute we are looking for new colleagues to join our vision of a digital society supported by software systems that are built, assessed and improved according to solid scientific foundations, engineering principles and societal values.

We advance and combine applied and foundational research in several areas of software systems engineering to realize our vision: requirements engineering; model-driven software engineering; domain-specific, modeling and programming languages; formal modeling and  specification; qualitative and quantitative verification with automated reasoning, static analysis and model checking; process modeling, management and mining; software and system architectures; distributed socio-technical software systems; safety, security and privacy. You will help us lead the advancement of scientific knowledge in those areas and you will expand our range of expertise towards new horizons so we can better address societal and scientific. You will contribute to our efforts to educate new generations of computer scientists and engineers in the foundations and in the state-of-the-art of methods to build, assess and improve high-quality software systems.

The assistant professor position 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
Through your high-quality scientific research, you will be developing your own research profile. You have the ambition to publish your results in highly reputed international venues and to lead scientific activities, you consider as important to combine theoretical and practical aspects, and you enjoy participating in collaborative research projects. You aim at strengthening and expanding the research and research-based teaching competences of the section, and you look forward to engage in close collaboration with other members of the section and DTU Compute. You thrive to help us address current and future challenges in society and research such as (but not limited to): 

  • How to develop and assess systems with built-in safety, security, privacy, sustainability;
  • How to formally develop, assess and monitor systems with AI and data-driven components.
  • How to use and integrate AI techniques in software systems engineering.
  • How to integrate formal methods in mainstream software system engineering practices.
  • How to apply rigorous software systems engineering techniques to prominent and emerging technologies such as quantum computing, DLTs & Blockchains, IoT, and Digital Twins.

You are eager to take part in the development and implementation of research-based teaching at the bachelor, master, and PhD levels at DTU. Our teaching portfolio includes courses in topics tightly connected to our research expertise and activities: Software Systems Engineering Courses

Teaching and development of courses in synergy with research have a very high priority at DTU Compute. We are constantly developing our courses with respect to both content and educational tools and methods. The department is well-known for its modern, engaged and pedagogical teaching and prioritizes that all employees participate actively in course development. To support this, we offer all new employees university teaching courses.

You will be responsible for the teaching of courses. Master and PhD courses are taught in English, while bachelor courses are taught in Danish and in English. 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 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. The position is available from November 1st 2022 or according to mutual agreement.    

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

Further information
Further information can be obtained from Head of Section Alberto Lluch Lafuente ([email protected]). You are welcome to contact him before submitting the formal application.

You can read more about DTU Compute’s section for Sofware Systems Engineering at www.compute.dtu.dk/english/research/research-sections/software-systems-engineering

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 Monday, 30 May 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 (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights), H-index and profiles in ORCID ( http://orcid.org/), GS(https://scholar.google.com/) and DBLP (https://dblp.uni-trier.de.
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

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.

You can learn more about the recruitment process here.   

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU Compute
DTU Compute is a unique and internationally recognized academic department with 385 employees and 11 research sections spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics, computer science, and engineering. We conduct research, teaching and innovation of high international standard – producing new knowledge and technology-based solutions to societal challenges. We have a long-term involvement in applied and interdisciplinary research, big data and data science, artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), smart and secure societies, smart manufacturing, and life science. At DTU Compute we believe in a diverse workplace with a flexible work-life balance.

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.