Associate Professor in Technology Entrepreneurship Policy and Research Commercialization Policy (part-time position)

Monday 04 Jul 22

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DTU Entrepreneurship at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) offers a part-time position at the level of associate professor within the area of technology entrepreneurship and research commercialization policy. The position offers an exciting opportunity to develop and expand the centre’s research on policies and other factors that affect the speed and effectiveness with which technology and public sector research are translated into innovations that create value for industry and for society as a whole.

Responsibilities and qualifications
We seek ambitious candidates with a strong research focus as well as an ambition to deliver high-quality teaching and advice to policymakers and stakeholders within research and innovation policy.


Your primary tasks will include establishing and undertaking research activities within the recently formed Policy & Consultancy Group. This includes fundraising for and conducting research within the field of technology entrepreneurship and research commercialization policy with a view to establishing a strong research area focusing on institutional, regional, national and/or international level policies, practices and framework conditions that affect technology entrepreneurship and research commercialization.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate solid scientific knowledge and research experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Policies and initiatives aimed at promoting and supporting technology entrepreneurship and research commercialization
  • Public-private interaction on the diffusion, transfer and application of research to innovation in the private and/or public sectors

You will work closely with colleagues at DTU Entrepreneurship. You are also expected to seek out collaboration with academic and external stakeholders nationally and internationally. 

Additional tasks will include providing science-based advice to key stakeholders in the field and engaging in selected collaborations with stakeholders, why we value both theoretical and practical experience.

Your tasks will also include teaching and supervision of students. You must be responsible for the teaching of courses. You will be expected to teach both in existing, relevant courses and to develop new course material on topics around innovation and entrepreneurship policy.

DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time are expected to master both.

As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship 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

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. Starting date is 1 January 2023 (or according to mutual agreement).

Please note that the position is a part-time position (18,5 hours per week).

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Helle Nielsen-Elgaard, helnie@dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Entrepreneurship at www.entrepreneurship.dtu.dk.

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 August 2022 (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 indicating 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.

Applications 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 Entrepreneurship
We develop entrepreneurship through a new kind of learning. With rigorous research at its core, the Centre builds the entrepreneurial capabilities of students, industry leaders, academics and policymakers to address unsolved problems, and together create new knowledge, methodologies and initiatives. The Centre is amongst the international leading entities in technology entrepreneurship and helps develop an entrepreneurial culture across DTU. As part of a dynamic and evolving ecosystem, we combine practice-oriented education and research in entrepreneurship with real start-up opportunities from all DTU departments. We enable ethically minded entrepreneurs to build solutions that benefit people, society and the world. The Centre experiments with new entrepreneurial methodologies and activities to push boundaries within research and education.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.