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Assistant Professorship in Software and Process Engineering

Technical University of Denmark. Lyngby (Dänemark), 30.05.2018

Assistant Professor in Software and Process Engineering

DTU Compute, Section for Software and Process Engineering, invites applications for an appointment as Assistant Professor within software and process engineering for digital transformation. The position is available from September 2018 or according to mutual agreement. The assistant professorship is a permanent entry-level faculty position.

Our department DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. At the same time, we are an engineering department covering informatics and communication technologies (ICT) in their broadest sense. Finally, we play a major role in addressing the societal challenges of the digital society where ICT is a part of every industry, service, and human endeavour.

DTU Compute strives to achieve research excellence in its basic science disciplines, to achieve technological leadership in research and innovation, and to address societal challenges in collaboration with partners at DTU and other academic institutions, nationally and internationally, and, equally important, with industry and organizations. We communicate and collaborate with leading centres and strategic partners in order to increase participation in major consortia.

DTU Compute also plays a central role in education at all levels of the engineering programmes at DTU - both in terms of our scientific disciplines and our didactic innovation.

With this position, the department wants to strengthen its capabilities in teaching, research, and innovation within software and process engineering for digital transformation. The software and process engineering section at DTU has experts in human and cognitive aspects of software and process engineering, formal aspects of software engineering as well as the digitalization of (business) processes including process mining. This newly created position is part of the section’s efforts to cover the software engineering demands driving digital transformation in terms of teaching and research.

Responsibilities and tasks
Are you interested in software and process engineering for digital transformation, then, perhaps you are our new Assistant Professor?

You are expected to develop your field of research in a way that complements and extends other research activities in the section. You will engage in close collaboration with other members of the section in research activities on one or more of the following topics:
  • Empirical software and process engineering
  • Human and cognitive aspects of software and process engineering
  • Software development and process management in a start-up environment, e.g., lean start-up
  • Software ecosystems and platforms
  • Data-driven software engineering including data-driven requirements and software experimentation
  • Technical debt management
  • Software architecture
  • Agile and lean methods
Moreover, you will work together with other members of the section to develop and strengthen our current course offerings in software and process engineering. Teaching and development of courses have a very high priority at DTU Compute. We are constantly developing both introductory and advanced courses with respect to both content and the most modern educational tools and methods. The department is well-known for its modern, engaged and pedagogical teaching and prioritizes that all employees participate actively in course development. To support this, we offer all new employees university teaching courses.

At DTU Compute, we value knowledge sharing and cross functionality. Therefore, you are expected to cooperate and be eager to build relations with colleagues in the department and with other departments of DTU.

You are expected to participate in departmental teaching at all levels so you should value visionary and meaningful communication. The teaching will cover Bachelor-, Master- and PhD-level courses. Bachelor courses are taught in Danish, other courses in English. For international candidates, DTU offers Danish language courses for the purpose of being able to teach in Danish within the first 2-3 years.

Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in computer science, information systems engineering or related fields.

You are the right candidate for this position if:
  • You are able to work academically on an international level within the research fields mentioned above
  • Your research interest complement and extend the research competencies already existing in the section
  • You are flexible and self-motivated and have a natural interest in collaboration and personal responsibility
  • You enjoy teaching and you are able to teach introductory and advanced courses in programming and software engineering at the bachelor and master level
  • You thrive on collaboration and teamwork
  • You are driven by pushing boundaries
  • You are focused on the process as well as the outcome
  • You have good communication skills
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:
  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International experience
  • Internal and external 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.

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. The position is a full-time position.

An assistant professorship is a permanent entry-level faculty position. After a maximum of 4 years, an assistant professor can be promoted to an associate professor position after assessment. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Barbara Weber, tel.: +45 9351 1664.

You can read more about DTU Compute at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 29 June 2018. 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
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
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.

DTU Compute conducts research and education in the fields of mathematical modeling and computer science. The expanding mass of information and the increasingly complex use of advanced technology in society demand development of advanced computer based mathematical models and calculations. The unique competences of the institute are in demand in IT innovation and production.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 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.

Bewerbungsschluss: 29.06.2018