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Associate/Assistant Professor in Fire Dynamics and Modelling at DTU, Denmark

The Fire Safety Group at DTU (http://www.brand.dtu.dk/Brandgruppen), which is part of the Section for Building Design in the Department of Civil Engineering, covers research areas of fundamental importance for building fire safety. These include material flammability, structural fire safety and evacuation.

The group is well recognized in these areas and the research is carried out in close collaboration with partners from national and international academic institutions, as well as with industry.

In order to develop our research and teaching activities we seek a highly qualified person to join the faculty at the assistant or associate professor level. A preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in Building Fire Safety and performance-based design, including fire dynamics.

Responsibilities and tasks
The assistant or associate professor will have his/her primary responsibilities in research and in research-based teaching. The successful applicant is expected to propose a specific research area that must relate to existing research activities of the Fire Safety Group but constitute a clear extension of these. The teaching will include regular courses at the MSc level in fire dynamics, building fire safety, fire chemistry, fire risk management and fire modelling, as well as supervision of thesis projects. The position also holds responsibility for extending cooperation with external partners by actively pursuing national and international opportunities for joint projects and their funding.

The applicant is expected to be an integral part of the Master in Fire Safety (Master i Brandsikkerhed) education, preferably in the form of being the Head of Studies for the program in addition to teaching obligations.

In case of an associate professor position, there will be responsibility also for PhD and Postdoc supervision, for research project management, and for academic departmental work.

An assistant professor will have to complete DTU’s education in university teaching (UDTU) and is expected to co-supervise PhD students.

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.

Applicants should possess and document strong qualifications in research, as demonstrated through publications and citations in international scientific journals, and through successful collaborations and projects.

Applicants for an associate professor position must document their interest, qualifications, and significant experience in research-based university teaching, while applicants for an assistant professor position must document their interest, qualifications, and other relevant experience.

All applicants must document a vision for their contribution to future research and teaching in fire safety engineering. Applicants must be ready to actively and constructively engage in collaborations with colleagues in our group, with other DTU groups and departments, and with external partners. Applicants do not need to master the Danish language, but they must be ready to pursue the learning of it in order to teach in Danish within a foreseeable future.

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 the department’s internal and external cooperation

We offer
DTU offers an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy 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 northern 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 to be qualified.

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Jan Karlshøj tel.: +45 4020 4608, jak@byg.dtu.dk, and associate professor Grunde Jomaas tel.: +45 4525 1955, grujo@byg.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Civil Engineering on http://www.byg.dtu.dk/english

Application procedure: 
Please submit your online application no later than 15 August 2016.

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file 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 – an official translation into English)
  • List of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights)
  • H-index, and Researcher-ID (see e.g. www.researcherid.com)
  • 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.

The Department of Civil Engineering has the ambition to maintain and expand its position as one of Europe’s leading Civil Engineering institutions and through this become a preferred partner in collaborations with companies and institutions in the building sector.

DTU Civil Engineering has around 200 employees (80 scientific, 70 PhDs and 50 technical and administrative personnel).

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. 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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