Associate Professor in Life Cycle Engineering – SDU, Denmark

    Associate Professor in Life Cycle Engineering - SDU, Denmark

    Associate Professor in Life Cycle Engineering, circular economy and waste management systems, in the Department of Green Technology (IGT) at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 15, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionAssociate Professor
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Life Cycle Engineering
    – Circular economy
    – Waste management systems
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Green Technology (IGT)
    Faculty of Engineering
    University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
    Contract PeriodNot specified
    Starting dateOct 01, 2021


    • You bring strong expertise and an adequate track record in the research topics listed above
    • You have an adequate record of funding acquisition and project management
    • You have adequate teaching experience
    • You hold a relevant PhD degree
    • You have a network of relevant international collaborators
    • You enjoy working with complex topics using a systems perspective.


    Your past research should include modeling of processes, environmental (life cycle assessment) and economic assessment of integrated waste management systems, with specific focus on resource recovery processes such as collection, sorting and reprocessing/recycling. In addition, your experience should include application of one of the following methodologies:

    • Static and dynamic material flow analysis (MFA) of resource and product systems
    • Environmentally-extended input-output analysis and process/hybrid life cycle assessment (LCA)

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The candidate will perform research, contribute to the teaching tasks, and share other responsibilities in the department. The candidate will engage in training of the next generation of researchers and environmental engineers, and is expected to collaborate with researchers and especially with stakeholders across sectors, including policy makers, non-governmental organizations and industry. Main activities will include:

    • Teaching future engineers (MSc. courses in waste management technology, environmental assessment) and training and supervision of doctoral students;
    • Develop an ambitious research program, write national and international grant proposals;
    • Contribute to regional sustainability and circular economy transition strategies, including by fostering close collaboration with regional stakeholders;
    • Building collaborations with researchers from other SDU departments covering a wide range of technology domains.

    How to Apply?

    • To apply, please click the Apply Online button mentioned above
    • The faculty expects applicants to read How to apply before applying. 

    Documents Required

    The application must be in English and must include:

    Motivated application Detailed Curriculum Vitae Certificates/Diplomas (MSc and PhD) Information on previous teaching and supervision experience. Please attach as Teaching Portfolio List of publications indicating the publications attached Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication Reference letters and other relevant qualifications may also be included.

    About the Department

    SDU Life Cycle Engineering focuses on education and research contributing to global sustainability. With the announced position, LCE wishes to strengthen the capacity for holistic assessment of pathways towards a circular economy. The position targets both practical and technological aspects (e.g. waste and resources characterization, techno-economic analysis) and the development of key tools and methods for modelling and evaluation of material cycles within local to global economic settings.


    • The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.
    • Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.
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    Associate Professor in Life Cycle Engineering

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