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Aarhus, Denmark
Associate professor – architectural design and building components
at Aarhus School of Architecture

Aarhus School of Architecture is offering an associate professorship in architectural design and building components to join its team in Aarhus, Denmark.

We are looking for a profile with strong skills in architectural design, materials and component design. We also expect you to take an interest in the history and theory of architecture, that you are committed to the societal aspects of the discipline, and that you have relevant experience from research or development that matches the requirements for an associate professorship.

The associate professorship is intended to explore the development and design of building components for the benefit of research, teaching and architectural practice. This exploration may, for instance, be based on the development of ‘intelligent’ building components or in the way non-standardised digital fabrication can promote quality in ordinary construction.

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

We would like the position filled from 15 August 2019. Remuneration will be in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC-fællesoverenskomsten).

The affiliation of the associate professorship

The associate professorship will be affiliated with Research Lab 2, Technology, Building Cultures and Habitation (PDF), and the related teaching programme of the same name. The research has a major focus on bridging the gap between theory and practice. One example of these efforts is the project Material Imagination, which bridges the gap between material exploration using digital technologies and a phenomenological system of concepts. Other projects combine architectural historical studies with new perspectives on housing construction, tectonics and materials – while, again, other projects have a more direct focus on the digitalisation of construction.

The teaching activities of the position will be affiliated with the teaching programme Technology, Building Cultures and Habitation, which comprises teaching at bachelor and master level. The academic range of the research lab is reflected in the teaching programme, which, based on habitation, works with different emphases on the mentioned subject areas.

We are looking for applicants with strong professional integrity who can help set the agenda for the architectural design of our society. 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.

Aarhus School of Architecture invites all who have the relevant qualifications to apply but will give preference to applications that are based on research by design – a prioritised focus area of the school.

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.

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 research and teaching interests relating 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


Applications must be sent digitally (as PDFs) and must have been received by the school no later than 12.00 noon (CET) on 4 March 2019.

More information

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Thomas Bo Jensen at +45 8936 0300 or by emailing

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