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Associate/assistant professorships in emerging sustainable architecture
at Aarhus School of Architecture

Aarhus School of Architecture is accepting applications for associate and assistant professorships in emerging sustainable architecture in Aarhus, Denmark.

Aarhus School of Architecture wishes to strengthen the field of emerging sustainable architecture by advertising two new positions: an associate professorship and an assistant professorship. We are looking for applicants with strong skills in architecture and sustainability as well as relevant experience from research, teaching, practice and/or personal creative work. We emphasise knowledge about and experience within sustainable architecture as a building practice. Successful candidates are expected to be enthusiastic about the current challenges and opportunities that sustainability provides for architecture and to have a holistic understanding of sustainable architecture. This includes a focus on how environmental, technological, resource-related, and social and spatial parameters can strengthen architectural sustainability at building level. Successful candidates are expected to help develop the subject area for the benefit of architectural practice, research and teaching.

An associate professorship is a permanent position with teaching and research and/or artistic research as principal responsibilities. Publication and scientific dissemination are also requirements. The position may also involve project management and administrative work by agreement.

An assistant professorship is a three-year position with research and teaching as principal responsibilities. The position may also, to a limited extent, involve administrative work and cross-institutional or external cooperation. Aarhus School of Architecture will ensure that the assistant professor receives supervision and opportunities for development of pedagogical competencies.

We would like the positions filled no later than 1 August 2020. Remuneration will be in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC-fællesoverenskomsten).

The affiliation of the associate and the assistant professorship

The associate and the assistant professorship will be affiliated with Research Lab 3, Emerging Sustainable Architecture, and the related teaching programme of the same name.

The research lab has a strong focus on current local and global societal challenges as well as on a holistic approach to sustainable architecture. We focus on the relationship between current challenges to society and the environment in relation to the shaping of sustainable architecture and the competencies, mindsets, and methods that could address these challenges. To provide an example, a team of researchers are working on various Nordic case studies. They are examining whether exemplary sustainable approaches from the Nordic countries can be transformed into workable architectural role models for a contemporary architectural practice, or how the development of non-traditional design processes and methods can improve a forward-looking sustainable approach to architecture. Another current example is a project that examines the role of architecture in the context of an ever-expanding security infrastructure and how this affects the sustainable development of society.

The teaching activities of the positions will be affiliated with the teaching programme Emerging Sustainable Architecture, which comprises teaching at bachelor and master level. The academic range of the research lab is reflected in the teaching programme which, based in sustainability, works with architectural approaches to societal, climatic and environmental challenges.

We are looking for applicants with who can help incorporate sustainability in society and architectural practice. You must want to be part of a dynamic research and teaching environment, ranging from practice in our production facilities to desk crits to academic research and dissemination, etc. We place a particular emphasis on the applicant’s desire and ability to contribute to teamwork involving cross-disciplinary collaboration with colleagues and external parties within both teaching and research.

Aarhus School of Architecture invites all with the relevant qualifications to apply.

Requirements for applicants and applications

The position as associate professor requires teaching and research qualifications in the subject area of the advertisement on the level of a satisfactorily completed period of employment as assistant professor. Such qualifications may have been obtained through documented research at international level or through other further development or innovation of the subject area; such as, for instance, original artistic research at a high international level, or based on a considerable career in architecture at a high level.

Employment as assistant professor requires scientific qualifications at PhD level within the subject area of the position.

Please apply by filling in the application form in the link below. When filling in the form, you are required to upload an application in which you give an account of your visions for research and teaching in relation to the subject area of the position. The total length of the application must not exceed six pages (A4).

Name, address, email address and the title of the position you apply for must be stated on the first page of the application.

You are also required to upload the following:

  • a copy of your certificate for the exams you have passed on the master level and, if relevant, on the PhD level
  • a CV
  • a portfolio containing selected examples of your professional, artistic, academic and/or teaching-based practice (no more than 20 MB)
  • a list of publications

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Applications must be sent digitally (as PDFs) and must have been received by the school no later than 12.00 noon (CET) on 13 January 2020.

More information

Please direct any questions about the positions to associate professor Thomas R. Hilberth (T: +45 8936 0308 or E:

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