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SDU Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering (CSSCE), focuses on doing cutting-edge research within the field of supply chain management under the theme…...

The Danish Institute for Advanced Study (D-IAS) seeks an outstanding candidate to fill a position at the Assistant Professor level in the field of intelligent supply chain engineering management.

The position is sponsored by the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Technology and Innovation and starts January 01, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. This position will be attached to the Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering (CSSCE) in Odense, and the successful candidate is expected to participate in D-IAS activities and interdisciplinary cooperation in Odense regularly.

DIAS Assistant Professor appointment are special appointments for four years with the possibility for a subsequent two years of employment as an Associate Professor.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD degree related to one of the following areas: Industrial Engineering / Manufacturing Engineering with relevance to Operations and Supply Chain Management. Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Data Science, Computer Science Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and Information Technology will also be considered, but it will further be required that they also have strong operations and supply chain management background.

We offer a uniquely ambitious research environment to this particular position and, for the successful candidate, a position where options for tenure will be discussed during a third-year review.

The successful candidate should have a strong international profile, a strong record of research publications, a strong track record of attracting / involving in research funding and have demonstrated exceptional potential to excel in scientific research.

We expect the applicants to engage in the development of the research unit actively and contribute positively to D-IAS as a whole.


D-IAS aims to inspire ground-breaking ideas through the meeting of minds across the sciences and humanities. The D-IAS engages leading academics through its visitor program, weekly lectures, and quarterly colloquia. There is a strong focus on the talent development of young researchers who work on game-changing ideas. Therefore, DIAS has created a unique category of positions like the here announced: a possibility for 4 + 2 years of research, with supplementary funding and limited teaching obligations. Eminent academics are appointed as chairs and senior fellows, and in that capacity, form the backbone of the D-IAS as they catalyze activities within their field. In addition, D-IAS offers the most robust possible support in applications for further external funding from prestigious national and European funding schemes, e.g., Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and the ERC starting grants.

More information about D-IAS activities can be found on our website www.danish-ias.dk. For further information about being an assistant professor at DIAS, please contact DIAS – Director, Professor Marianne Holmer holmer@sdu.dk

Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering

SDU Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering (CSSCE), focuses on doing cutting-edge research within the field of supply chain management under the theme of sustainable / green supply chain, digital supply chain, blockchain applications in supply chain, supply chain information technologies, circular economy, climate change, life cycle assessment focusing on sustainable supply chain, corporate sustainability, and digital circular supply chain.

For further information about the Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering and this specific position, please contact Head of Center, DIAS – Chair, Professor Kannan Govindan (kgov@iti.sdu.dk).

Application, salary, etc.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information about salary and taxation.

Teaching obligations will be reduced compared to a regular assistant professor position at SDU.

To qualify for the position of assistant professor, you must have completed a PhD-degree by the application deadline.

The application deadline is
September 15, 2021.

An application must include:

  • Application letter
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas
  • Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as a Teaching portfolio
  • Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 5 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
  • For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file
  • Three letters of recommendation from acknowledged international researchers should be submitted directly by the references to Sanne Lefevre (sle@tek.sdu.dk), mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before the deadline.
  • Research and publication plan for the next three years

Application and all appendices must be in English. Please always include a copy of the original diploma/certificates. To English-speaking applicants, please make sure to enter the electronic application form via the English website to receive further information in English.

We only accept files in pdf format no more than 10 MB per file. If you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. We do not accept zip files, jpg, or other image files. All pdf files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected. An assessment committee will assess applications, and the committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the applicant’s responsibility to provide the necessary material.

If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Engineering may reject your application without further notice. Applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online.” The Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying.

We recommend that as an international applicant, you take the time to visit Working in Denmark, where you will find information and facts about moving to, working, and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

D-IAS encourages all qualitfied persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation, or ethnic background.

Tjenestested: Odense

Ansøgningsfrist: 15/09/2021