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Assistant / Associate Professor in Sustainable Operations Management

Seeking Assistant/Associate Professor in Sustainable Operations Management at University of Southern Denmark, Odense. Drive research, collaborate with industry, attract funding, provide education, and contribute to renewable energy sector.

Syddansk Universitet
Syddansk Universitet
Odense, Denmark  UTC+01:00   On-site   Full Time   1001-5000   15 days ago

The Department of Technology and Innovation (ITI) at University of Southern Denmark (SDU), section of Engineering Operations Management, invites applications for a position as Assistant or Associate Professor in Sustainable Operations Management.

Job description

Successful candidates will drive internationally competitive research, collaborate in and across disciplines, work closely with industry and attract competitive external research and innovation funding in collaboration with senior researchers. The candidates will play a key role in providing outstanding education, supervise students and develop junior research staff.

We offer

We offer a vigorous international research environment with a balance of male and female researchers, excellent facilities, including the new Robotics and Additive Manufacturing Laboratories at University of Southern Denmark, a long-term strategic initiative created to support research, teaching, and industrial collaboration and experimentation. SDU expect to increase its’ collaboration with industrial companies and associations in the coming years. Partners will among others be within the Renewable Energy Sector (particularly equipment vendors for the Wind Turbine and Power-to-X industries) with the purpose of contributing to realization of DK and EU objectives for scalability and low cost of green electricity and fuels for industry and transport. The candidate can thus work with colleagues on one or more external funded projects addressing digitalization, digital twin, and competitive challenges of manufacturing and supply chains of this industry, but can also choose to address challenges faced by other industry sectors. In addition to that, the position offers the opportunity to shape our educational and research and innovation programs to benefit from new developments in research fields, approaches and content.

We expect

Candidates must have a relevant PhD.

Commensurate with the seniority of the position applied for, the candidates must ideally have:

  • An excellent standing in research and innovation
  • Documented experience and good track record with education and supervision on undergraduate or graduate level
  • Experience from and successes in attracting research and innovation funding (mainly required for Associate Professor candidates)
  • Extensive experience with industrial collaboration, can be from working in partnerships with or within companies, but also industrial and NGO organizations
  • Industry outreach and work experience will be assessed positively
  • Research & innovation project management experience will be assessed positively
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written
  • International work experience, organizational drive and a team oriented mindset

Candidates must have experience and competences in several, but not all, of the following fields:

  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Design and Operations of Value Chains
  • Reverse Logistics and Circular Economy
  • Lean Manufacturing / Logistics and Industry 4.0
  • UN Sustainability Goals and Dimensions
  • Product / Service design for Sustainability
  • Techno-Economic Analysis & Life Cycle Analysis Methods
  • Case study, Design Science, Action Research Methods
  • Modelling and Simulation Methods & Technologies
  • Project Management, Agile Methods, Scrum Methods

Working experience from industry, also within the renewable energy sector, will be seen as positive on but is not a requirement to apply for the position.

Contact information

Further information about the position may be obtained from Head of Section, Niels Gorm Maly Rytter, phone: +45 29103729 or email: ngry@iti.sdu.dk

If you experience technical problems, you must contact hcm-support@sdu.dk .

Condition of employment

The appointment as Associate Professor is permanent while that as Assistant Professor is for an initial period of 3 years. Employment as an assistant professor requires scientific qualifications at PhD level.

During employment, the assistant professor must complete the Lecturer Training Programme .

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Further information on salary and taxation.

The starting date is 1 September 2024 or as soon as possible here after, and the job location is at Odense Denmark.

Application

Please read about How to apply before submitting your application.

The application must include the following:

  • Letter of motivation, including details on qualifications within the subject area (max. one page).
  • A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment, list of programming skills mastered by the applicant, and teaching and supervision experience.
  • A certified copy of your PhD degree certificate.
  • A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
  • At least one letter of recommendation from supervisors or previous employers. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: ngry@iti.sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. Please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

The assessment process

Read about the Assessment and selection process .

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. Shortlisting may be applied. Only shortlisted candidates will receive a written assessment. Read about shortlisting at SDU. Interviews and tests may be part of the process.

Condition of employment

The appointment as Associate Professor is permanent while that as Assistant Professor is for an initial period of 3 years. Employment as an assistant professor requires scientific qualifications at PhD level.

During employment, the assistant professor must complete the Lecturer Training Programme .

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Further information on salary and taxation.

Formalities

  • According to the University of Southern Denmark’s internal guidelines, there must be at least three qualified applicants to a position before it can be filled.
  • Documents should not contain a CPR number (civil registration number) – in this case, the CPR number must be crossed out.
  • The application and CV must not exceed 10 MB.

The University of Southern Denmark wishes to reflect the surrounding community and therefore encourages everyone, regardless of personal background, to apply for the position.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark. You may also visit WorkinDenmark for additional information.

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

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About the role

May 07, 2024

Full Time

School

Jun 01, 2024

On-site

Odense, Denmark

PhD

UTC+01:00

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