Professor in Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Mechanics

Denmark (DK)
11 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
07 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor in Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Mechanics

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

The professor will be attached to the section of Geotechnics and Geology—one of the 6 sections comprising the department. This section presently employs 16 persons including faculty in the area of 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: structural engineering, construction materials, building design, building energy, indoor environment, geotechnics, and geology.
The Section of Geotechnics and Geology has a close collaboration with other sections within the Department of Civil Engineering. Additionally, the section is engaged in joint research and education programmes within the scope of Center for Energy Resource Engineering.

Responsibilities and tasks
The professor is expected to contribute to research and education in one or more of the following topics:
• Experimental methods in geotechnical engineering
• Constitutive soil modelling
• Computational geomechanics
• Probabilistic modelling and reliability analysis of geotechnical designs
Other duties:
• Educational and scientific guidance and supervision of assistant professors and researchers
• Academic assessment work
• Innovation

The candidate is expected to operate in an interdisciplinary research team as well as actively collaborate with other research groups at DTU, e.g. environmental engineering, arctic engineering, or structural engineering.
The candidate must be able to take academic leadership and is expected to facilitate collaboration on cross-disciplinary projects with academics and industry. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to seek and obtain external funding.

The successful candidate is expected to take a lead position in teaching at the BSc, MSc, and PhD levels. Please note that the expected teaching at undergraduate level is primarily to be in Danish, and in English at postgraduate level (MSc or PhD). International candidates are required to take courses in Danish.

The qualified candidate should have an internationally recognized academic and professional profile. More specifically the following qualifications should be met:
• A high degree of original scientific production at international level that has contributed to the further development of the area of geotechnical engineering
• Documented and successful teaching experience at different levels within the courses offered by the university, particularly at the PhD level
• Documented experience in research management, including the performance of management tasks linked to national or international projects, research programmes, conferences, etc.
• Documented experience in attracting external funding

In the assessment of the candidates' consideration will be given to
• the ability to teach
• scientific production at international level, research potential and ability to lead and develop a research team
• the ability to promote and utilize research results
• experience with innovation activities
• an all-round experience basis, including international experience
• the ability to contribute to the development of internal and external cooperation
• track record in attracting funding to the research area
• visions within the research area

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Department Niels-Jørgen Aagaard, +45 4525 1877.

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Application procedure:

Please submit your online application no later than 7 November 2016.
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