Part-time lecturer in Railway Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering, Section for Geotechnics and Geology, invites applications for the position of a part-time lecturer within the subject field of Railway Engineering. DTU Civil Engineering is composed of six sections with the Section for Geotechnics and Geology engaged in research within the fields of geotechnical engineering, technical geology, applied geophysics, and pavements. This sought positon is related to the Department’s desire to offer a railway-related course. This initiative is part of a Railtech DTU supported action for a multi-disciplinary study program through-out DTU departments offering courses within railway infrastructure, railway systems design and railway operation topics. The initiative is financially supported by the Danish Rail Sector Association.

Responsibilities and tasks

The applicant will be responsible for managing, planning, and executing a railway course. Tasks include designing the course curriculum, teaching some classes, choosing and scheduling external teachers, arranging educational site visits, maintaining continuous contact with DTU study board, dealing with student requests, and controlling the overall course budget together with the Danish Rail Sector Association. The The course is planned to be delivered once per year, during a 13-week semester period. The estimated yearly workload for the applicant is 250 hours.


Applicants for this position of a part-time lecturer must hold a Degree of Master of Science in Engineering – preferably related to the area of railway technology, have proven work experience in the field of railway engineering, and background in teaching or managing (or both) an academic course at the Bachelor or Master levels (or both).


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

  • Relevant education and work experience;
  • Communication skills in English (must) and Danish (advantage);
  • Organizational skills; and
  • Ability to work independently.

We offer

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement for part-time lecturers at universities and other institutions.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Eyal Levenberg, email:, tel.: +45 4525 1907.

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Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 20 February 2021 (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);
  • CV;
  • Diploma;
  • Documentation of teaching experience; and
  • List of scientific and teaching-related publications or a description of your professional careers and responsibilities.

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 Civil Engineering develops and utilizes science and technical knowledge for the benefit of society through a sustainable development of construction and the built environment. As part of a strong university, the department provides research, study programmes, innovation and research-based consultancy of the highest quality in civil engineering. The Department develops new knowledge and solutions for the challenges facing the construction industry based on classic disciplines of building research, as well as the monitoring and decoding of physical phenomena – we combine theory and practice. DTU Civil Engineering has a special role in researching, educating and developing new construction engineering solutions for Arctic settings, for the benefit of society in both Denmark and Greenland. The department has a scientific staff of about 80 persons, 60 PhD students, and a technical/administrative support staff of about 50 persons.

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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