DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the Theory of 2D Materials

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We are seeking an excellent candidate for a DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor or an Associate Professor in the theory of 2D Materials. The position is available from Fall 2021.

With this position DTU Physics will strengthen and broaden its competences in 2D materials. The section NANOMADE at DTU Physics conducts research, both in experiment and in theory, on the physics of novel two-dimensional materials, and the section CAMD has a wide research program in the theory of two-dimensional materials. NANOMADE hosts the Center-of-Excellence CNG (Center for Nanostructured Graphene (www.cng.dtu.dk) which has the aim of developing novel platforms for basic science and applications, based on graphene and other new two-dimensional materials.  

The Assistant Professor position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. 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. We develop talent by offering a career mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and postgraduate teacher training. DTU’s Tenure Track is an appointment of at most six years, during which you will receive career support in the form of professional and personal guidance. At the end of the tenure track appointment you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, who will assess your appointment to a permanent Associate Professorship. Read more about the DTU Tenure Track program at DTU at this homepage.

Responsibilities and qualifications
A candidate for the Associate Professorship will bring solid teaching experience, while a candidate for the Assistant Professor position will have some teaching experience and is expected to complete DTU’s university teaching education within the first two years of employment. For both positions, the candidate is expected to play an active role in the teaching program of DTU Physics, which involves a broad range of topics in physics, and covers BSc, MSc and PhD levels.  If Danish is not your mother tongue, you are expected to learn Danish and to be able to teach in Danish after three years.  DTU can provide Danish language courses.


The successful candidate has demonstrated a research activity at the highest international level within the interests of DTU Physics, as documented by publications in high-profile journals, as well as the ability to raise competitive funding. The new faculty member will establish her or his own research activities and at the same time collaborate with other theoretical and experimental activities at DTU Physics, DTU, and externally.

DTU Physics has a large network of collaborators, both within DTU and internationally, and the successful candidate is expected to participate actively in this effort.  


You are responsible for teaching courses within the educational program of DTU Physics.  You will be expected to learn Danish and be able to teach in Danish after 3 years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.

You must hold a PhD degree in theoretical condensed matter physics (or equivalent). If you are applying for the Associate Professor position you should also have academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an Assistant Professorship (or equivalent) and documented didactic/pedagogic training.  

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

Furthermore, based on your PhD work and experience from post-doctoral appointment(s), you are expected to form an independent research program within the overall goals of the Physics department.

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

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Antti-Pekka Jauho, antti@dtu.dk.   


You can read more about DTU Physics at www.fysik.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.  

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 17 September 2021 (Danish time)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)
  • Vision for teaching and research
  • CV including employment history, list of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights), H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/)
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

You can learn more about the recruitment process here.

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.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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