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Professor in Structural Integrity in Wind Energy
Technical University of Denmark

Date Posted Sep. 1, 2021
Title Professor in Structural Integrity in Wind Energy
University Technical University of Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark
Department DTU Wind Energy
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering
    Engineering Mechanics
    Energy Technology
    Engineering - Other
    Structural Engineering

Professor in Structural Integrity in Wind Energy
DTU Wind Energy invites applications for a position as professor in Structural Integrity with applications in wind energy. The position focuses on load-carrying structures and components for onshore and offshore wind turbines, including floating wind turbines.

We need a professor in structural integrity to strengthen research in reliability, prediction of design loads, long-term dynamic behaviour and safety assessment of wind energy structures. Your research area aims at developing more cost-efficient turbines and support structures. It will be an important part of the cross-sectional research within the Division of Materials and Components in the Department of Wind Energy.

You can investigate the following topics:

  • Structural design of wind turbine structures and components as well as support structures
  • Accurate determination and assessment of long-term design loads of wind turbine structures and components
  • Probabilistic methods towards the reliable integrated design of wind turbine structures
  • Assessment of the remaining life of wind energy structures and mechanical components within wind power plants under diverse requirements.
  • Innovative structural solutions for large offshore wind turbines including floating wind turbines

On the teaching side, you will supervise MSc students and PhD students as well as develop and teach advanced university courses at the MSc, and PhD levels and continuing education programmes. For international candidates, we can provide Danish language courses enabling you to teach in Danish within 2-3 years.

You have a technical/scientific education at PhD-level with international recognition within the research field. You are able to combine a high research level and publication activity, with promotion of external cooperation and exploitation of research results in interaction with industry. Furthermore, you can document your ability to attract research funding from national and international research programs.

Furthermore, you are able to:

  • Supervise and teach at high quality with proven track record at all university levels
  • Lead research groups and large research projects
  • Promote collaboration and teamwork across research fields
  • Manage talent development based on dialogue and feedback
  • Show documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Communicate at a skilled level

Societal impact of the research developed is also to be considered
You are able to attract national and international funding, lead large scale international research projects and publish and disseminate research at a high international level. You are keen to further develop the collaboration with national and international research institutes and industries through collaborative projects and scientific advice to the Wind Energy industry.
We are a world-leading wind energy institute that puts knowledge to work through cutting-edge research, innovation and development of technology. We actively augment career paths through meticulous talent management and we culture internal collaboration between scientists and scientific disciplines.

The research field shares scientific methodologies with other sections and divisions in the department as well as with other departments across DTU. You will therefore be encouraged to sustain and develop collaboration with other groups at DTU in research, education and innovation.

You will get a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment, collaborating and networking with research colleagues from all over the world. A position with academic freedom, tempered by responsibility, in world-leading wind energy institute with recognised academic excellence

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.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Division Ignacio Marti, tel.: +45 4525 5048, or Head of Department, Peter Hauge Madsen,+45 4677 5001,

You can read more about DTU Wind Energy at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 October 2021 (Danish time).

Apply at

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) addressed to the President
  • CV
  • A vision for future research
  • Teaching and research statement
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research
  • List of publications indicating scientific highlights
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)

Applications and enclosures 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 Wind Energy has more than 240 staff members, including 150 academic staff members and approximately 50 PhD students. DTU Wind Energy has a considerable degree of innovation and cooperation with companies and sector associations within the wind industry in Denmark and abroad. The research is conducted within the three main topics wind energy systems, wind turbine technology, and basics for wind energy. DTU Wind Energy is one of the largest and most prominent research institutions within wind energy.

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 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

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Contact Information

  • Peter Hauge Madsen
    DTU Wind Energy
    Technical University of Denmark
    DTU Lyngby Campus
    Nils Koppels Alle - Bygning 403
    Copenhagen 2800
  • +45 4677 5001


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