Assistant Professor(s) or Associate Professor(s) in Transport Economics, Transport Psychology or Transport Modelling



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DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor(s) or Associate Professor(s) in Transport Economics, Transport Psychology or Transport Modelling 

DTU Management - Department of Technology, Management and Economics invites applications for positions as Assistant or Associate Professor in Transport Economics, Transport Psychology or Transport Modelling. We are looking for scholars, who will conduct excellent research as well as having focus on creating impact to the sector and society.

The aim of this “wide-scope” call in Transportation is to attract applicants from different contexts and with different backgrounds and research focuses in order to complement and enrich our current expertise through collaboration. 

The positions are offered in the field of transportation science with a focus on one of the following research topics:

  • Transport Economics; Assessment of the economic effects of transport policies in various ways using microeconomic theory and microeconometrics. A wide range of policy instruments can be considered, including capacity provision, pricing and taxation, safety initiatives, regulation, parking, and information provision
  • Transport Psychology; Assessment and prediction of road user behavior and mode choice based on cognitive, social and behavioral psychology, development of interventions to change transport related attitudes and behavior, evaluation of legislative safety measures, infrastructure changes, campaigns, new transport modes and services
  • Transport Modelling; Mathematically and algorithmically representing, predicting, and analysing transport phenomena in perspectives that range from private to public transport, real-time operations to long term planning, classical mobility technologies to new “smart” mobility options. Network modelling, demand modelling or machine learning methodologies.

The assistant professor position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. We provide you with the best conditions including a mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, teacher training and relevant networks. After maximum 6 years you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, and if evaluated positively, you will acquire a permanent associate professor position.

Responsibilities and tasks

Your main activities will include:

  • Conducting excellent research in one or more of the above-mentioned research areas and publication of articles in international high-ranked journals
  • Teaching future engineers and researchers in the broad field of transportation science, namely the above mentioned research areas, as well as basic skills courses
  • Attracting external funding to the field of research
  • Participating in projects and collaborations related to research-based public sector support
  • Building and expanding on the national and international network of the Transport division


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 documented didactic/pedagogic training

Candidates for

  • Transport Economics must hold degrees in economics (or equivalent)
  • Transport Psychology must hold degrees in Psychology (or equivalent behavioural research field), and preferable have an interest for transport safety research
  • Transport modelling must hold a relevant methodological background in e.g. engineering, choice modelling, flow theory, network science, computer science, machine learning, physics, statistics or analytics.

All candidates must have documented research experience in the transport domain and preferable experience with both excellence and impact-oriented research, including sector collaboration and public sector research.

Moreover, we expect you to focus on making impact to the society and contribute to national and international outreach and dissemination. You enjoy working in a multicultural environment, but also have the curiosity to eventually learn and use the Danish language

Assistant Professor position

As a successful Tenure Track candidate, you will meet DTU’s Tenure Track requirements. You have documented teaching experience and have experience in supervising students from Bachelor to PhD. You are among the best research talents in your field with the potential to reach the highest international level. You have documented scientific production at the highest international level and can document initiative for independent and original project ideas. You have the personal drive and potential to attract external funding for research activities and you thrive in a multidisciplinary work environment.


In the assessment of the candidates, consideration is given to:

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record, and research vision
  • Societal impact
  • Innovation activities, including collaboration with the transport sector
  • International impact and experience
  • Leadership potential and collaboration
  • Communication skills

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. 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.

The transport division is one of the leading university groups in Europe in the field of transport research, and offers thus a strong interdisciplinary environment in the field of transport research. We have a close collaboration with the Management Science Division and with Danish Authorities, including a large on-going contract with the Danish Ministry of Transport and Housing, where we carry out policy support to solve the great challenges in the transport sector, particularly related to congestion, environment and safety. Members of the group have been – or are currently - members of several high-level government commissions in the field of transportation research. The division is responsible for DTU’s M.Sc. study in Transport and Logistics.

Tenure Track at DTU – Assistant Professor position
DTU offers talented scientists from around the world attractive career perspectives via the DTU Tenure Track Programme. Highly qualified candidates are appointed as assistant professors for a period of up to six years with the prospect of performance-based advancement to a tenured associate professor position.

As part of the tenure track position, the candidate receives:

  • Access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure
  • Capability development, including postgraduate teacher training
  • A mentoring programme
  • Support to develop scientific networks and to secure interdisciplinary research at the highest level
  • As part of the DTU Tenure Track Programme, the University carries out a mid-way evaluation to review the progress of the tenure track candidate, according to the same criteria used in the final tenure review. If the final review is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as Associate Professor at DTU

Salary and terms of employment

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Head of Division, Professor Otto Anker Nielsen, tel.: +45 4525 1514.

You can read more about DTU Management at

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 31 August 2020 (23:59 local time). Apply online at

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)
  • CV
  • Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • List of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights)
  • H-index (Web of Science), and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (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, and whether you apply for a position in transportation economics, -psychology or -modelling.

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. DTU strives to enhance diversity of our staff.

DTU Management conducts excellent research in the intersection between management, technology and economics. We develop solutions in close cooperation with companies and public authorities. Our research aims at strengthening welfare, productivity and sustainability within the society. A key element is the role of technology and its interaction with industry and people. The department’s research is divided in four divisions: Innovation, Management Science, Sustainability and Transport. Furthermore, the department hosts a UN Collaborating Centre. The UN DTU Partnership conducts research, policy analysis and advising on a global scale. The department offers a wide range of courses and programs at bachelor, master and PhD level across DTU’s study programs. DTU Management employs about 320 people. We offer an international environment with around 50 different nationalities represented at the department.

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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 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

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