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Associate/Assistant Professor in Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Mechanics

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Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Lyngby-Taarbæk, 1 stilling

DTU Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as Associate or Assistant Professor in Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Mechanics.

DTU Civil Engineering is a department with the overall mission of contributing to research, development and education within the following scientific areas: construction materials, concrete properties, construction structural design, fire safety, indoor environment, geotechnics, geology and solar energy.

The associate/assistant professor will be attached to the section of Geotechnics and Geology, one of the 6 sections comprising the Department employing 18 persons including presently one faculty member within Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Mechanics.

Responsibilities and tasks
The post of associate/assistant professor is a post through which DTU wishes to strengthen the area of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. The position is primarily focused on research and researched based teaching of soil mechanics and geotechnics at undergraduate and graduate level. Experimentally based research in combination with a numerical approach is the ideal.
•The research effort includes a duty to publish international level peer reviewed papers, personally and in collaboration with other researchers and students.
•The research-based teaching includes supervision of students and examination.

Associate Professors:
•Additional duties can include
o Public-sector consultancy
o Academic assessment work.
o Research project management.
o Guidance and supervision of assistant professors and researchers.

Assistant Professors:
•A main duty is building up the qualifications to meet the requirements for associate professor.

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.
•Documented experience in at least one of the following two fields:
o Laboratory testing of geomaterials
o Numerical modelling in geomechanics

Since the candidate should also contribute to teaching on the initial educational levels, and because of cooperation with all relevant stakeholders of the Danish building industry, the candidate must have sufficient communication skills in Danish or a Scandinavian language, or must be able to develop this within a period of three years.

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

For the specific position consideration will also be given to:
•readiness to collaborate on cross-disciplinary Projects
•readiness to collaborate with consultancies, industry and public authorities

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 qualified.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Ida Lykke Fabricius, tel.: +45 4525 2162.

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Application procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than 20 November 2015.

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)
•Diploma (MSc/PhD – an official translation into English)
•List of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights)
•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 is a university department engaged in building and construction.

The mission of the department is to conduct an optimal combination of education, research and industrial collaboration together with innovation. The department contributes to establishing social and commercial value creation through the development of technological knowledge. Furthermore, the department cooperates closely with the public sector.
The vision of the department is to be one of Europe’s leading civil engineering institutions and thereby become a preferred partner in collaboration with businesses and institutions in the building sector.

The Section of Geotechnics and Geology aims to establish a coherent understanding of the importance of geological and geotechnical conditions for the operating principles of construction and infrastructure as well as form the basis for socially responsible utilization of natural resources, including Denmark's subsoil.

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.