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Aarhus, Denmark
Associate professorship – restoration of architectural heritage
at Aarhus School of Architecture

Aarhus School of Architecture is accepting applications for an associate professorship in restoration of architectural heritage in Aarhus, Denmark. 

Aarhus School of Architecture wants to strengthen the development of teaching and research in the area of restoration of architectural heritage.

We seek a profile with strong competencies in the value-based methodological approach to the discipline, which includes artistic and scientific disciplines in the form of studies, documentation, analysis and valuation. We also expect applicants to have competencies in the history of architecture, restoration theory and methodology, and historical building technology and materials science. We expect you to be committed to the societal aspects of the discipline and to be able to work with current challenges in the area and develop the area for the benefit of teaching, research and architectural practice.

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 no later than 1 September 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 1, Territories, Architecture and Transformation and the related teaching programme of the same name. The lab is based in architectural heritage as a culture that has evolved continuously throughout history. The research aims to create knowledge about and strategies for how an understanding of this development can be utilised to create the architectural building culture of the future.

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. The academic scope of the teaching programme is based on the concept of transformation, which includes the discipline of restoration as an independent unit of study.

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. 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 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 here

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 1 April 2019.

More information

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Mogens A. Morgen at +45 2170 0895 or by emailing

  • Applications have closed.