Professor in Structural Loads and Safety and Head of Section Structures and Safety
Technical University of Denmark
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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t: +44 (0)20 7340 6234
Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research
Salary & Benefits: Competitive
Closing Date: 14/05/2021
DTU Civil Engineering invites applications for a professorship and Head of Section for Structures and Safety.
The Section for Structures and Safety covers both traditional and contemporary structural engineering disciplines for buildings, bridges, offshore structures, and other load-carrying structures in the built environment. The disciplines covered comprise structural design, structural analysis, assessment of existing structures and loads on structures. Cross-disciplinary focus areas cover innovative, smart, and adaptive structures and structural assessment based on digital twins.
The research area is key to the optimisation of resource consumption and environmental impact associated with establishment of new structures and the assessment and decision making regarding safe and sustainable maintenance of the existing built environment. The research methods are both theoretical and experimental, taking advantage of state-of-the art research infrastructure including a high-performance computing centre and an advanced structural and material test centre.
Responsibilities and tasks
As a professor in Structural Loads and Safety you are expected to play a leading role in the further academic development of one of the disciplines covered by the section. You will contribute to education, research, and development of at least one of the following areas:
You are expected to take a lead role in teaching at the BEng, BSc, MSc and PhD levels. You will be expected to learn Danish and be able to teach in Danish after 3 years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.
Other primary tasks involve:
You are expected to operate within an interdisciplinary research team as well as actively collaborate with other research groups at DTU.
As Head of Section for Structures and Safety you will be responsible for the overall strategic development of the teaching and research of all the disciplines covered by the section and you will be part of the management group, taking part in the overall strategic development of the Department.
In particular, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the section with reference to the Head of Department. Key tasks include:
You have a strong, proven track record in research, and education on a high international level within Structural safety.
You are enthusiastic about teaching and interaction with students, and you have successful experience in teaching and student supervision in one or more of the disciplines covered by the Section. Furthermore, you;
You are enthusiastic about the chance to lead our Section for Structures and Safety towards new goals meeting the current challenges of the field.
You are an experienced research group and project manager, and you want to develop your leadership professionally. Furthermore, you believe in dialogue and feedback as the best foundation for sound decision-making and strive to develop talent amongst others.
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:
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.
For international applicants support for relocation and integration may be offered.
Further information may be obtained from Head of Department, Niels-Jørgen Aagaard, phone +45 3048 8600, or Professor Henrik Stang, phone +45 3029 1735.
You can read more about DTU Civil Engineering at www.byg.dtu.dk/english.
If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
Please submit your online application no later than 14 May 2021 (Danish time) directly to DTU's website below
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:
Applications and enclosures 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.
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