Sunday, January 11, 2015

Job Openings at DTU: Assistant/Associate Professor in Energy Analytics & Markets

This is the first academic job posting on my blog. I'm posting it for my friend and colleague Pierre Pinson. I consider his group a top research group in the area of energy analytics. Knowing Pierre in person and working with him closely on several initiatives, I trust that whomever takes the job will enjoy working with him and have a bright future in the academic world. The original posting is HERE on DTU website.

The Department of Electrical Engineering at Technical University of Denmark seeks highly talented applicants for two positions as Assistant/Associate Professor within Energy Analytics & Markets, with particular interest in optimization, networks, game theory and forecasting, as well as application to various problems in renewable energy integration and energy markets. Alternatively, the successful applicants may be employed as Researcher/Senior Researcher.

Responsibilities and tasks

You will take active part in developing and carrying out research at our Centre for Electric Power and Energy as a member of its Energy Analytics & Markets group. This Centre has received increased recognition internationally for its contribution to both methodological and application-related aspects of modern power system engineering. A key area of focus is on integration of high shares of variable and partly predictable renewable power production through the design of appropriate market mechanisms allowing for efficient and reliable power system operation, while ensuring a proper redistribution of increased social welfare.

The Energy Analytics & Markets group is currently involved in a number of cutting-edge projects for the design and operation of such electricity markets (‘5s’ – Future Electricity Markets), for the generalization to multi-carrier energy ma­­rkets (CITIES – Center for IT-Intelligent Energy Systems in Cities, and EnergyLab Nordhavn), or for the proposal of new approaches in energy analytics. The group also has leading expertise in renewable energy analytics, more particularly in the modeling and forecasting of renewable energy generation at various spatial and temporal scales. You will contribute to the internal collaboration at the department, external collaboration with industrial partners and take part in management of research and innovation activities. Collaboration is to be expected with other Departments at DTU, e.g., DTU Compute and DTU Management Engineering.

You will take part in the department’s education within the electrical engineering programs at bachelor, master and PhD level.


Candidates for an

  • Assistant Professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). The candidate must be driven by scientific curiosity as well as being creative and innovative. A solid background in electricity market, power system operation or power system planning is expected. Knowledge of modern optimization, control and statistical modeling techniques will be an advantage.
  • Associate Professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an Assistant Professorship and should document didactic/pedagogic training.

You must be good at collaboration with colleagues, students and external partners. Experience from participation in large international/national projects would be an added advantage.


In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to

  • experience in teaching and education
  • scientific production and research potential at an international level
  • the ability to promote and utilize research results
  • an all-round experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • the ability to contribute to development of the department’s internal and external cooperation

For the specific position consideration will be given to documented experience (at high international level) with at least one of the following topics:

  • electricity markets and power system operation with high shares of renewables
  • power system planning accounting for renewable energy generation
  • advanced optimization approaches with application to electricity markets and power system operation
  • modeling and forecasting of renewable energy generation, load, prices, etc.
  • control problems for stochastic processes on networks

Salary and terms of employment

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. You should expect to be working both at Risø (in Roskilde) and at Lyngby Campus according to agreement with your immediate superiors.

Further information 

Further information may be obtained from Professor Pierre Pinson, tel. +45 4525 3541 or Professor Jacob Østergaard, tel: +45 2513 0501.

You can read more about Department of Electrical Engineering, Centre for Electric Power and Energy at

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 15 February 2015. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD – an official translation into English)
  • List of publications (applicants applying for the post as Associate Professor should indicate scientific highlights)
  • Documentation for participation in teacher training courses

In the field “Please indicate which position you are applying for” please indicate whether you are applying for position as Associate or Assistant Professor.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

The Department of Electrical Engineering is the central department within electrical and biomedical engineering. Including PhD students we have more than 260 staff members. It is our goal to ensure research and engineering training at the highest international level. The department is organized in 7 sections each covering important areas of electrical and biomedical engineering. Please read more about Department of Electrical Engineering and Centre for Electric Power & Energy (CEE) on and

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,700 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,000 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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