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Aarhus, Denmark
PhD fellowship in methodology development in restoration
at Aarhus School of Architecture

Aarhus School of Architecture is seeking a PhD fellowship in methodology development in restoration to join its team in Aarhus, Denmark.

The school’s teaching and research within the professional field of restoration employs a methodological approach based on both artistic and scientific disciplines. The research project falls within the scientific part of this approach, which includes surveying, building archaeology and archival studies as a requirement for documentation. The analytical tools, be it historical, technical or architectural, may also be brought into play to provide a basis for valuation.

Aarhus School of Architecture is looking for a PhD fellow who has a research project that can contribute to studying, defining and rethinking the scientific part of the methodological approach to the restoration of architectural heritage to develop theory and practice with a view to informing a rigorous method. It is important to us that the project explores the potentials of the latest tools, including digital ones.

Aarhus School of Architecture prioritises a focus on ‘research by design’ methods that can be applied in connection with research. However, this should not exclude projects with a more theoretical focus.

The fellow will be part of the cross-disciplinary environment at Research Lab 1, Territories, Architecture and Transformation. The lab is based on architectural heritage understood as a culture that has evolved continuously throughout history. The research aims to create knowledge about transformation and strategies for how an understanding of this development can be utilised to create the architectural building culture of the future.

The position

The position requires enrolment in the PhD School with a view to acquiring a PhD degree in architecture. The PhD programme is a three-year scientific course of study. The position also involves teaching and dissemination. These activities will be connected with the research project.

The position is open from 1 September 2019. Remuneration will be in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC-fællesoverenskomsten).

Requirements for applicants and applications

Aarhus School of Architecture is looking for a PhD fellow with relevant academic backgrounds on the Master’s level.

To apply for this position, fill in the application form via the link below. You will be required to upload an application, which must contain a project description relating to the focus areas of Research Lab 1 and the academic field described above. The project description must include a description of the subject and a problem statement, a description of the theoretical and methodical approaches, a summary timetable and reflections on the expected outcome of the study. 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 also have to upload the following:

  • a copy of your certificate for the exams you have passed on the master’s level
  • a CV, including a list of publications, if relevant
  • a portfolio (no more than 20 MB)

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Applications must be sent digitally (as PDFs). The closing date for applications is 26 April 2019, 12.00 noon (CET).

More information

Questions about the position and Research Lab 1 can be directed to:

Professor Mogens A. Morgen at +45 2170 0895/ or head of PhD School, associate professor Claus Peder Pedersen at +45 8936 0227/