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Aarhus, Denmark
Assistant professorship – urban design
at Aarhus School of Architecture

Aarhus School of Architecture is in search of an assistant professor in urban design to join its team in Aarhus, Denmark.

We understand the subject area of urban design as having interfaces with respectively landscape architecture and urban planning. In teaching on the master level, these subject areas are taught together. We have built a tradition in which we consider the urban landscapes and the entire urban territory as one and in which we focus on current processes of transformation, most often in a local Danish context.

We employ a design-oriented approach, mixing different architectural professional skills (urban design, landscape architecture, urban planning, heritage perspectives). This approach applies to research as well as teaching. The assistant professorship is advertised to strengthen the overall competencies in the area.

The teaching activities of the position will be affiliated with the teaching programme Territories, Architecture and Transformation, which comprises teaching at bachelor and master level. Based on a solid understanding of the current challenges in urban and landscape development, we will emphasise that the position is intended to strengthen urban design teaching. We are looking for applicants who can contribute to teaching architects both in relation to project development, design, architectural methods, and tools related to urban design.

In terms of research, the assistant professorship will be affiliated with Research Lab 1, Territories, Architecture and Transformation (PDF). In the lab research is structured in research groups. The assistant professorship should contribute to further developing research that is already being carried out and add new perspectives to existing focus areas.

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

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).

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

Requirements for applicants and applications

Employment as an assistant professor requires research skills at PhD level within the subject area of the position.

You apply by filling in the application form at 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 and of how you relate to existing research and teaching within the urban and landscape area at Aarhus School of Architecture. 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 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 Tom Nielsen at +45 8936 0303 or by emailing

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